Seriously Saucy BBQ Sausages


January 21, 2016

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yields: Serves 4


8 Beef Sausages (I like Beef & Garlic flavour)

2 Carrots

1/4 of a Green Cabbage

1 Brown Onion

2 Apples (I have used Granny Smith and Pink Lady - both work fine)

1 cup BBQ sauce

1 cup Tomato sauce

1 packet French Onion soup mix


11. Brown sausages and set aside.

22. Cut in half and thinly slice the onion; peel and slice apples and carrots; and thinly slice cabbage - place all this to the slow cooker.

33. In a large bowl combine the BBQ sauce, tomato sauce, packet of French onion soup and 1 cup of hot water - stir to combine.

44. Slice sausages if desired (I find it easy for the kids if sliced approx 5 pieces per sausage)

55. Add sausages to slow cooker and pour over sauce/soup mix.

6Cooked for 4 hours on High.

7(5.5L Abode slow cooker)


1Fab serve with Mash & Greens.

2Can also add frozen peas and corn to sneak in a few extra vegies.

Submitted by Sarah Nicholson


34 Reviews

Julia Watson

August 8, 2022

Made for the first time tonight. Didn’t have any cabbage & only used one apple as it was all I had. I also added some frozen spinach & zucchini to sneak in some more vege. Super delicious. Fussy hubby approved. Will add to our regular dinner plans

Can you have passata sauce etc? Or no tomato at all?
Otherwise perhaps you could increase the bbbq sauce and go half half with water to make up that cup that would have been tomato sauce Gersrdine?

Gersrdine Miller

April 21, 2022

Hi l can’t have tomato there anything l can substitute for it?


February 23, 2022

I just had this for tea. Absolutely bloody amazing. It smelled like relish when I took the lid off. 🀩🀩🀩


August 11, 2021

I omitted the cabbage and added some mushrooms. I enjoyed it. Leftovers were great on toast

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 17, 2020

You can make your own if that helps πŸ™‚ Recipe to do so HERE


November 13, 2020

What can you substitute for French onion soup or can it be left out?

You could. Though you may need to add some breadcrumbs etc to bind them together well? Alternatively you could pre boil the sausages enough to be able to remove the skin. Then cut them into little pieces and he may not realise then it’s a sausage πŸ˜‰


June 9, 2019

Looks fantastic, i really want to cook this hower my son hates sausages. Could I take the meet out of the skin and make little balls, to look like meatball?

I have a heap of sausages in freezer, know my little fussy eater will only eat top quality cuts .
He loves the slow cooked chicken carbonara, and spag bowl.


October 28, 2018

I have made this numerous of times as master 4 loves it however he didn’t like it with the cabbage. So I put some mixed frozen veg in it

Sure you could if you wanted to πŸ™‚


October 3, 2018

Would adding mushrooms work in this dish?

Jen Proctor

September 20, 2018

So tasty!
I switched it up abit.. instead of a full cup i did..
1/2 cup bbq sauce
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup sweet chilli sauce

Plenty of sauce for 8 sausages and sooooo yummy!!


August 16, 2018

Everyone really enjoyed this even got my girls to eat cabbage. I will reduce the sauce a bit also and add a bit extra water. Sweet chilli would also be awesome.


June 7, 2018

What a flavoursome dish. Only had BBQ sausages. Only put half cup each of the sauce and added sweet chilli sauce, used only half the packet of french onion soup. Sauce was plenty and very nice flavour.

Just cut back the sauce or use sugar free version πŸ™‚


May 9, 2018

Has anyone else found this super sweet? I left out cabbage as my partner doesn’t like it, I’m not sure if that’s the problem but I found it way too sweet, had to add a lot of water and gravy to try to save it.

Sharon Russell

May 5, 2018

So tasty was a hit in my house. Thankyou for the recipe

Oh sweet chilli would be so yummy! I’ll try that one too πŸ™‚

Great recipe!
I increased the sausages to 14 easily and still had plenty of sauce.
I cooked them whole and raw (no browning) and cut them towards the end of cooking time in the pot with a plastic egg flip several at once by pushing down on them as I usually do πŸ™‚
I would decrease the sauces to 1/2 cup each next time I cook it just to cut the sugar a bit but I’d definitely cook it again – YUM!!

Michelle Watson

April 18, 2018

Seriously yummy. Thumbs up from the kids. Although I never had BBQ sauce so I used Sweet Chilli Sauce and instead of cabbage I used leek.

Darren Comley

August 27, 2017

This was so tasty and also very easy to make. Will most certainly be doing this again.


July 18, 2017

We absolutely loved this even my 18 month old loved it she licked her plate clean, also love the idea of cabbage in it any extra vegetables with a toddler who doesn’t like veggies is a bonus.

I’d usually cook sausages on low for around 4hrs but since Sarah has her recipe at 4hrs high then maybe try around 6hrs low πŸ™‚


July 9, 2017

Prob a stupid question but Can this be cooked on low as well? How long on low?

Sarah De Boar

July 2, 2017

OMG! You all need to try this if you haven’t yet!! Hubby said it’s better than sausage obsession ;). Served with potato bake. Honestly it is delicious!!! So good. Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe!

Lou Stafford

May 27, 2017

Made this tonight. My kids loved it, definately will be making at a later date.

Kylie Handley

May 18, 2017

Wow…..I love this recipe, very very tasty and so easy…..thanks for sharing x


April 19, 2017

Nice quick and easy meal. Left out the cabbage as I didn’t have any 😊


June 15, 2016

Big hit with our family.

My sister and her friend popped by for dinner too – we had plenty to feed them also. Her friend messaged me later on to ask for the recipe.

I made it 2 weeks ago and hubby has requested I make it again for dinner tonight…. Saucy sausages it is!


June 8, 2016

This is absolutely amazing very tasty everyone loved it.

Karen poli

May 4, 2016

Great recipe everybody loved it nice and easy

Joanne Simpson

April 1, 2016

Made this today and it was delicious. I added a beef stock cube to make it a bit more savoury. I’ve never had beef sausages before and they were great. Thank you!

Georga Brown

March 21, 2016

WOW !!! Tastes great, going to make it again, and for the night, FRIDAY, when I have to eat by myself. (Due to everyone is at hockey)

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