Tasty Sausage Burgers

Happy British Sausage Week, peeps! Did you know that British Sausage Week (31st October – 6th November 2016) was in its 19th year? The idea behind it (other than a good excuse to eat sausages) is to highlight the fact there is a wide range of pork sausages being produced today by British pig farmers.

Sausages in Britain are also of high quality and mostly made from fresh pork meat rather than processed meat. I don’t know about you, but when I get sausages, I always look for the Red Tractor logo, as it is a seal of approval showing the sausages have been produced responsibly and you are getting quality food you can trust.

We have sausages every single week in our house. It is one of those versatile ingredients that make everyone happy, whether they are in a stew, in pasta sauce, served cold, in pastry or grilled and served for breakfast. They are versatile and we love them!

Sausages make my life easier, especially mid-week when homework is due, the children need a bath and everyone is cranky and starving. I can just plop some sausages with some mustard and honey in the oven, get the children bathed and changed into their pyjamas before we come back to a delicious dinner.

In fact, we had bangers and mash earlier this week and sausage burgers for dinner tonight. Our tasty sausage burgers are easy to make and they are bursting with flavours. I did not hear a peep out of the children as they were having their dinner (always a good sign!). Check these babies!

These tasty sausage burgers are easy to make and they are bursting with flavours! They can also easily be made wheat, gluten and egg-free.

As I was planning this recipe, I made sure Jumpy could eat the same as us. I simply had to make a couple of easy substitutions. She had a ‘free from’ Schär ciabatta bun and I used egg-free mayonnaise in her coleslaw.

These tasty sausage burgers are easy to make and they are bursting with flavours! They can also easily be made wheat, gluten and egg-free.

When I started getting our dinner ready, all four of my children wanted to get involved! I gave them different jobs and everyone was happy (when they stopped arguing).

These tasty sausage burgers are easy to make and they are bursting with flavours! They can also easily be made wheat, gluten and egg-free.

Jumpy finished chopping the onions, Crevette and Beanie grated the carrots together, then Wriggly took over (kind of).

These tasty sausage burgers are easy to make and they are bursting with flavours! They can also easily be made wheat, gluten and egg-free.

Beanie was really keen to be my little sous-chef today so I gave her the responsibility of turning the sausage meat mixture into burgers.

She expertly folded in the parsley with her hands (the mere thought of doing that makes me want to gag – I always use a spoon!).

These tasty sausage burgers are easy to make and they are bursting with flavours! They can also easily be made wheat, gluten and egg-free.

She then carefully shaped the mixture into meat balls.

These tasty sausage burgers are easy to make and they are bursting with flavours! They can also easily be made wheat, gluten and egg-free.

Last but not least, she flattened them with the palm of her hand.

These tasty sausage burgers are easy to make and they are bursting with flavours! They can also easily be made wheat, gluten and egg-free.

Can you see the beautiful Mehndi pattern on her hand? They celebrated Diwali in Beanie’s school this week and she was delighted to be allowed to choose a Mehndi design yesterday. She is desperate to keep the Henna tattoo on her hand for as long as possible, so convincing her to have a shower tomorrow morning might be a bit of a challenge. Wish me luck!

These tasty sausage burgers are easy to make and they are bursting with flavours! They can also easily be made wheat, gluten and egg-free.
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Tasty Sausage Burgers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 a red onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Oyster sauce
  • 6 ‘free from’ pork sausages
  • 1 flax egg or an egg yolk if not egg-free
  • A handful flat-leaf parsley chopped

For the Coleslaw

  • 1/8 th red cabbage 125g, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot 125g, peeled, grated and roughly dried in a tea towel
  • 1/4 red onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise

To Serve

  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 grilled rashers streaky smoked bacon
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 4 ciabatta rolls cut lengthways
  • salad & corn on the cob

Instructions

  1. Place the onion, ketchup and oyster sauce in a food processor with 2 tablespoons of water and blend to obtain a paste.
  2. Empty the sausage meat into a large bowl, discarding the skin. Using a handheld mixer, stir through the onion mixture, flax egg until thoroughly combined. Fold in the parsley.
  3. Make 4 meatballs out of the mixture and flatten with the palm of your hand. Place on a plate, cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  4. In the meantime, make the coleslaw. In a large bowl, mix together the cabbage, carrot and onion. Add the mayonnaise and mix well.
  5. To cook the burgers, heat a griddle or large frying pan without any extra fat. Fry for 6 minutes on one side or until golden, then flip and repeat on the other side.
  6. While the burgers are cooking, prep the vegetables, fry the bacon and lightly toast the insides of the ciabatta buns on the grill.
  7. Place the cooked burgers on a baking sheet, put a slice of cheese on each, then pop under the grill to melt.
  8. Sit the burgers on their buns, then place the bacon and salad on top.
  9. Serve with the coleslaw and steamed vegetables.
  10. Enjoy!

Have you been celebrating British Sausage Week this week?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Love Pork. All opinions and photos are my own. 

 

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Comments

    • 06/11/2016 / 11:32 pm

      Thanks honey. They were scrummy!

  1. La French Connection (@ConnectionLa)
    06/11/2016 / 8:00 pm

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as the British Sausage Week!
    Your meal looks amazing. I have recently tried Quorn sausages (which is something you can’t find in France) and I was quite amazed at their taste. I’m trying to reduce meat although I would find it difficult to resist such a nice looking burger!

    Mika | http://www.la-french-connection.com

    • 07/11/2016 / 1:20 am

      Thanks lovely. It really was a delicious burger. I’ve not tried Quorn sausages before, but I’m curious now!

  2. Hannah
    07/11/2016 / 12:12 pm

    I love foods like this and I haven’t had it in ages!

  3. Paula
    07/11/2016 / 5:59 pm

    This looks amazing, never thought of it! I love British pork sausages, it’s one of the things I miss more about England. In Spain we have amazing food, but we don’t have this kind of sausages, ours are good too, don’t get me wrong, but I miss a good English breakfast!
    BTW, love how you always manage to get your kids involved, it’s such a lovely thing to do together as a family 🙂

    • 07/11/2016 / 10:38 pm

      Thank you so much Paula, it means a lot you’ve noticed I was always cooking with my little ones. I love spending time with them in the kitchen. Messy, but fun!

  4. Leslie Hernandez
    08/11/2016 / 2:29 am

    British sausage week Mmmmm… these looks delicious, would love to try and make them one of these weekends.

    • 08/11/2016 / 8:31 am

      Thanks lovely. Let me know if you do!

  5. Rachel Nicole
    10/11/2016 / 1:11 am

    I did not know about sausage week! Those burgers look amazing! xo

    • 10/11/2016 / 1:20 am

      Thanks lovely!

    • 18/11/2016 / 1:45 am

      Thanks Eb. I really love cooking with the kids, and it also means I can see what they’re doing when they’re in the kitchen with me (rather than turning the rest of the house upside-down!, he he). x

  6. 25/11/2016 / 9:49 pm

    Good luck on the shower part! Nice thing to see you go for quality! Over here we can buy minced meat at the butcher to make burgers but I’m waiting for my wives present she bought me for christmas. I’m getting a meat grinder so I can finally make my own mince too. That way you’re even more sure about the quality.

    These burgers sound delicious. I like the idea of adding some oyster sauce! Will try it. thanks for sharing.

    • 25/11/2016 / 10:11 pm

      She did have a shower eventually, and the beauty of henna is it disappears progressively so there was no drama. I love the idea of having your own meat grinder. My mum has one and when I was little, she always made her own mince.

      • 25/11/2016 / 10:16 pm

        Those magical moments of childhood 🙂 we should embrace them 🙂 but now I understand the fear of my parents some times in the past 🙂

        • 25/11/2016 / 10:38 pm

          When you have children, it all comes clear… why your parents were so cranky / worried / annoying. You become them, ha ha!

          • bbqbastard
            25/11/2016 / 10:43 pm

            Or try to find the grey zone in between haha :p (and get frustrated when you notice how quick you follow their lead :p )

          • 25/11/2016 / 10:46 pm

            Tell me about it!

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