Sausages in Brown Onion Gravy

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Sausages in Brown Onion Gravy

4.86 from 7 votes
Serving: 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 kg thin beef sausages
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup Maggi Rich Meat Gravy powder
  • 1 L of water
  • (You can use any gravy mix you prefer. If using sachets I would recommend adding at least 2 pkts with appropriate water included as per gravy instructions)


  • Pre brown/seal sausages in pan and pre cook onion for 3minutes until translucent
  • (This pre cooking stage can be skipped if you prefer)
  • Add sausages and onion to slow cooker bowl
  • Add gravy powder and water combined
  • Cook on HIGH for 1hr then LOW for 4hrs
  • Can be kept on warm longer if required

78 thoughts on “Sausages in Brown Onion Gravy”

  1. This recipe elevates average sausages to an amazing meal. I followed the recipe and quickly browned the sausages (this got rid of some of the extra fat in them). I didn’t bother pre-cooking the onions, I just added them raw. I also added half a cup of beer (and didn’t add as much water). Turned out amazing, my family couldn’t believe how yum it was.
    Will make again.

  2. I used gravox brown onion gravy and not as much water, turned out amazing! Such a east meal to make and just had it on a bed of mash potatoes 🙂

  3. I loved this recipe, I did make a change I used Beef stock instead of water, browned the sausages before placing them into slow cooker, 15 sausages and mashed potatoes feed a family of 5 adults

  4. We had this on Monday …oh my I didn’t need to wash the plates …mopped with fresh bread !!
    This is now our family’s favourite !

  5. We love this recipe but I am just curious, if there is left overs, can they be frozen and reheated? If so, what would be the best way to do it? Thanks

  6. Hi, sorry for silly question but is the Maggi Rich Meat Gravy powder hard to find…. I’m in Victoria and can’t find it at the supermarkets closest to me. Is it usually with the gravy mix products ? I used Brown Onion gravy mix today but would really like to make it same as your recipe. Thanks

  7. Absolutely loved this dish so tasty, I added mushrooms the last hour though, my husband even ate it and he doesn’t like sausages but said it was nice and he’d have it again, I sent a photo to my Daughter and she replied saying it looks yum and she to isn’t a fan of sausages either lol, a definite hit here ?

  8. This recipe is so easy. Used less water and added some honey chipotle bbq sauce, garlic and Italian mixed herbs. Also added some large sliced carrots at the beginning and some grated zucchini at the end. Served on mash.

  9. I’m waiting to call ok this but with only 5 sausages as it’s just me and my partner. How much of each ingredient would you suggest?

  10. Absolutely my favourite recipe so far since being on this site. Thank you. I did only have 500 g sausages, and replace with gravox and only used 400 mls of water because I did not have your ingredients but it turned out ok…many thanks, sausages will never be the same again in my house <3

  11. Quick easy & tasty minimal effort to prepare. Entire family thoroughly enjoyed the meal Served with mashed potato & vegies

  12. Saw a post for this recipe and decided that would be dinner.
    I have a very fussy 7yo and he devoured the sausages for dinner.
    Rather than regular mash I did onion mash and bake at home bread rolls to mop up any left over gravy.
    Will make again and again and again 🙂

  13. We had this meal for the first time last night and it was SO good. The family loved it! I’m not sure why it took me so long to make it. I did find it a bit watery so thickened the gravy at the end with some cornflour. I served it with mashed potato and veges. Yum!!!

  14. I have never been a fan of sausages until I tried them like this. It has now become one of my favourite meals!

  15. One of my go to favourites. I make it in big batches and freeze in containers with mashed potato & mixed veges. Great for a nourishing after work meal when I work late & can’t be bothered cooking. Just grab & go out of the freezer.

  16. Lauren Whitelaw

    This is delicious, cheap and easy! I used Angus beef sausages as I don’t like normal beef ones. It is THE bomb!!! Yum x

  17. These sausages are absolutely delicious I served with mash and veggies
    Made sandwiches the next day Mmmmm thank you Paulene ?

  18. Hi…Just wondering if everyone browns the sausages first in frypan or has anyone just put it all straight into slow cooker without browning first ?

  19. This is a good recipe and this is absolutely tasty and very enjoyable and i will diffentley make this again

  20. Simple but amazing and delicious, if i don’t have the Maggi gravy I sometimes add a pack of French onion soup.

  21. I’ve just come home after a stint in hospital. So handy to have this meal in the freezer (amongst others), it’s so tasty I find I needed to use more of the gravy powder than the recipe called for. I use the smaller chipolata sausages. That’s the beauty of the slow cooker, especially when you live alone, it’s marvellous for making extra meals to freeze.

  22. This is so tasty!! We used chipolatta sausages & they were so tender – beautiful with sides of creamy mash potato, carrot & broccoli.

  23. I made this for tea last night and it was so tasty , thank you for sharing your recipe ,will make it again that’s for sure ?

  24. This was so tasty and so easy!! Definite hit for my family. I just used the gravy we had in the fridge and it worked well. Having this sparked memories of my childhood. Sausages and gravy was one of our favourites growing up. Will definitely be a regular for my kids now too.

  25. Ok well I made this a few nights ago but due to getting it on later then expected was ready for dinner that night ? but we had it tonight OM Freaking G all plates were licked clean. I add some bacon garlic and mushrooms. This will now be added to the menu on a regular basis. Thanks Pauline

  26. Love this recipe. Easy, quick & very tasty. We have taken to using Chipolatta sausages in this – find them a lovely change from our every day sausage & it also helps us keep an eye on how much we’re eating.?

  27. A favourite in our house! So quick and easy and with some mash and veg a delicious dinner is ready after work.

  28. Yum yum yum. This is the best sausages in brown onion gravy I have ever had, will definitely be making this again

  29. Wow! Second time making this and the Maggi Rich Meat Gravy powder makes it next level yum! I’m not too fussed on sausages since I gre up eating them probably twice a week just fried in a pan with no onion or gravy. Didn’t precook any of it just used Woolies Herb and Gsrlic Beef sausages x 16 and followed the recipe. Thank you Paulene for a lovely way to improve sausages ?

  30. 5 stars
    Did recipe exactly as is, served with a pasta carbonara packet and veggies. Absolutely delicious!!! Clean plates all round – the maggi gravy is so sooo good. Thankyou??

  31. Ruvae Harrison

    5 stars
    Wow. This meal was amazing. Really Yummy Made exactly as the recipe said. Hubby couldn’t get enough. Gravy was amazing.

  32. I cooked this tonight for my husband and my husband. We absolutely loved it. Will definitely make this again.

  33. 4 stars
    This is the first recipe I cooked from this site years ago, and we still have it on a very regular basis. It works well with flavoured sausages too. Occasionally I will add some garlic or mushrooms, but it doesn’t need them. Serve with mash and veg – comfort food at it’s best!

  34. 5 stars
    love this on a winters days , it’s so easy to do and rich in flavour, excellent with mash,cabbage and carrots 🥕
    the entire meal can be prepped in the morning.
    and sometimes tonspice things up I put a good slug of hp sauce in the pot 😋

  35. 5 stars
    Like many others have said, “recipe did not disappoint.”
    Absolutely makes tonnes of gravy, don’t forget to mop it up with some bread, nom nom !!

  36. 5 stars
    Another favourite in our house – i do add mushrooms but then, we have mushrooms with just about everything. Only problem with favourites – makes it difficult to try new recopies when partner would eat the same thing week after week.

  37. 5 stars
    What can I say!!! beautiful dish.
    I used Lamb sausages, along with my low salt roast meat gravy.
    I thickened at the end with a cornflour slurry.
    Hubby enjoyed it so much.
    Another winning meal 🙏❤️😍🏆

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