Irish Bangers and Mash
1 Package Farmland Mild Italian Dinner “Sausage” Links
2 Lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
1 Tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. salted butter
3/4 cup whole milk
1 Tbsp. oil
2 Tbsp. salted butter
1 large onion, halved and sliced thin
1/2 Tsp. salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 Tsp. dried thyme
2 cups beef broth
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 Tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley leaves
Lightly coat skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Cook links in skillet over medium-high heat for 6 minutes, turning occasionally to brown evenly. Add ½ cup water to skillet and reduce heat to medium. Cover tightly and cook an additional 5 minutes.
Add potatoes to a large pot filled with enough water to cover them by at least 1 inch. Add the salt to the water, then bring to a low boil and cook until the potatoes are tender enough to easily be pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. Drain well.
While the potatoes cook, heat the butter and cream in the microwave until the butter is mostly melted and the cream is warm, about 60 seconds.
Mash the drained potatoes using a potato masher, then stir in the warm butter and cream. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
In the same skillet over medium heat, heat the oil butter. Add the sliced onion and sprinkle with the sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are softened and start to caramelize and brown, about 15-20 minutes.
Add garlic, and thyme, and continue to cook and stir for 1 minute. Whisk beef broth and cornstarch together, then add to the pan with the onions, along with the balsamic vinegar, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
Let the onion gravy come to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until gravy has thickened, then taste and season with additional salt and pepper, as needed. Return the dinner links to the pan with the gravy to make sure they are hot.
Serve the potatoes with the dinner links, topped with a generous spoonful of the onion gravy. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with green peas.
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