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Published April 1st 2020
Budget friendly recipes you can make tonight

This photo above, is a common sight for many Australians. You can't have a good ol' Aussie BBQ without a packet of snags - it's un-Australian! If you are looking for some other ideas of what to do with the humble sausage, however, then scroll down to these 3 easy recipes below. Why don't you try one tonight?

Quick & Easy Party Sausage Rolls

8 of your favourite sausages
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup grated cheese
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, lightly beaten
sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a baking tray with paper.
Remove casings from sausages and squeeze contents into a medium bowl. Add grated carrot and cheese. Mix together with fingers.
Cut each sheet of pastry in half. Spread the sausage meat evenly down the long side of each pastry piece, leaving a small gap from the edge. Start rolling until you get to the end and rub the egg wash along the other long edge to seal. Place the sausage roll on the baking tray so the join is underneath. Rub the rest of the egg over the top and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Cut each log into 6 rolls. Cook for 25-30 minutes. Rest on tray for 5 minutes. Makes 24.

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Quick and Easy Party Sausage Rolls - a winner with all ages!

Sausages with Red Onion Gravy

Gravy Ingredients:
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 and 1/2 cups of beef stock
1/2 cup red wine
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon plain flour
2 teaspoons raw sugar

In a fry pan, add oil and cook onion and sugar for 15 minutes until caramelised. Sprinkle over flour and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the red wine, stock and Worcestershire sauce gradually. Bring gravy to the boil and let it simmer until it thickens.

Meanwhile cook the sausages, mashed potato and vegetables and pour the gravy over the top. Serves 2 - 4.

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Sausages with Red Onion Gravy - just for the adults!

Sausage and Potato Casserole

1kg white potatoes, peeled and chopped
8-10 thin sausages
2 onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
4 rashers bacon, sliced
35g packet of French Onion soup
1 Tablespoon plain flour
4 teaspoons tomato sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons BBQ sauce
1/2 cup grated cheese

Boil potatoes for 20 minutes and mash. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Heat oil in a fry pan and cook onion, garlic and bacon until tender. Add the sausages and cook until browned. Remove to slice into chunks and return to pan.
Meanwhile, in a jug, combine all the sauces, soup mix, flour and water. Pour into pan.
Bring the liquid to the boil and then spoon it into a medium-sized casserole dish. Top with mashed potato and grated cheese. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve with greens on the side. Serves 4.

The humble sausage can be used for many recipes - it's not just a meat you throw on a barbie. Why don't you try a new recipe this weekend?

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Sausages - versatile in so many ways!

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