Sausages in Brown Onion Gravy

Sausages in Brown Onion Gravy


August 29, 2014

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • Yields: 6


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)


1Pre brown/seal sausages in pan and pre cook onion for 3minutes until translucent

2(This pre cooking stage can be skipped if you prefer)

3Add sausages and onion to slow cooker bowl

4Add gravy powder and water combined

5Cook on HIGH for 1hr then LOW for 4hrs

6Can be kept on warm longer if required

Submitted by Paulene Christie


70 Reviews


August 17, 2022

Yet another one of my favourites


June 13, 2022

Made this tonight
Was amazing and so easy

Sandra G

May 14, 2022

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 πŸ™‚


April 23, 2022

I’ve made this many times. One of of day my favourites. Thank you


April 10, 2022

The only way to have sausages. This is so easy and soooo tasty!

Sarah Vriesen

February 2, 2022

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

Tricia Leonard

June 8, 2021

I made this for my family and they loved it. It’s so easy too.


April 28, 2021

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


April 18, 2021

I make this all the time. I add cubed potatoes and carrots into mine it bulks it out abit


March 21, 2021

Yummmmm! Was a big hit for my family the sausages were so soft

Lyn Douglass

March 11, 2021

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.πŸ˜‹

linda wheeler

February 6, 2021

Cooked this for first time tonight and was a great success. Definitely cook this again


January 29, 2021

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

Tracey Davies

January 20, 2021

Winner of a recipe in our house. Made on several occasions loved by all the family !

Sheri Aliotta

January 17, 2021

So easy to prepare and so delicious! Will be making this regularly!

Tracey Vine

January 17, 2021

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.


January 10, 2021

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 πŸ‘

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 30, 2020

Wishing you a speedy recovery Susan x

Lyn Douglass

December 19, 2020

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

Susan Williams

December 13, 2020

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.


October 31, 2020

Always love this meal on a winters night with mash and peas


October 23, 2020

Very tasty. The family all gave it a thumbs up.

Lauren Spackman

September 7, 2020

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

Still a similar time, maybe 30-60mins extra at most


August 29, 2020

If you doubled this recipe- would you cook for longer and how long? Want to make it at work for customers πŸ™‚

Amanda Duck

July 2, 2020

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

I always put them in raw, no browning πŸ™‚


June 6, 2020

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 πŸ™‚

Ann Noonan

May 27, 2020

These sausages are absolutely delicious I served with mash and veggies
Made sandwiches the next day Mmmmm thank you Paulene πŸ˜ƒ

Lauren Whitelaw

May 6, 2020

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

Bianca J

May 6, 2020

Halved the recipe and turned out amazing!!! So easy!!


April 30, 2020

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.

Kaylah James

April 19, 2020

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


April 8, 2020

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!!!


April 4, 2020

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 πŸ™‚

Tracey Davies

March 31, 2020

Made this recipe time & time again!
Love, love , love it! πŸ’•

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 13, 2020

You sure can πŸ™‚ Keep hard veg cut small though so they cook through tender


February 13, 2020

Just wondering if I could use the recipe to make a sausage hotpot with sausages cubed potato’s and carrots etc?

Tracey Davies

February 10, 2020

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


June 22, 2019

I add a little curry powder sometimes yummy!!



June 20, 2019

Is this recipe suitable for freezing?

I’ve never tried to be sure πŸ™‚ Love to hear how it goes if you do πŸ™‚


October 8, 2018

Hoping to try this recipe πŸ€— and poissibly trying to add guiness? Do you think it would work out ok?

Isabella Foster

September 15, 2018

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

Isabella Foster

September 15, 2018

Thank you Nicole, I was wondering if I could use gravox…I can’t wait to try this recipe for tonight

Drop down to half, like ONE packet of gravy mix for example and one onion and half the water πŸ™‚


August 27, 2018

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?

Karen Stuckings

August 26, 2018

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.

Joanne Lowery

July 26, 2018

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 😊

Chrissy Harvey

April 23, 2018

Loved it will be making again

Hi Kim

I buy it in a bulk tub from my local wholesaler if that helps?
But any gravy you love will work good too πŸ™‚

Kim McDonough

August 14, 2017

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

I would freeze them sure .. and reheat on stove or microwave

Jodi bird

May 28, 2017

Made this today it was so yummy will be making this again


May 22, 2017

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

Annmarie Forhergill

May 12, 2017

Made this tonight, it was so yum, definitely making again πŸ™‚


April 16, 2017

This recipe is great! I have made it several times now and the gravy is always perfect πŸ™‚

Carla Mullenberg

April 14, 2017

I am not a fan of sausages but i have to say this dish is delicious.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 25, 2017

Thank you!! xx


February 24, 2017

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 !


February 22, 2017

Loved this recipe! So simple ad cheap…. even the kids loved it (and they are fussy)

Catherine Warcon

February 16, 2017

I have been making this for a long time now-never fails. Now my teenage daughters are cooking it!

Wendy Jenkins

October 27, 2016

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

Wow! πŸ™‚


July 27, 2016


Janet wall

July 13, 2016

This was the best ever recipe.My gravy turned out perfect thxs


May 21, 2016

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 πŸ™‚

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 19, 2015

Thanks so much!
I’ll have to try the beer version πŸ™‚


December 19, 2015

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.

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