This is a wonderful way to make a sausages in a bun seem more exciting. I added a few New York deli cart sauces and a mundane Saturday dinner seemed a little more exciting. We watched an episode of Somebody Feed Phil, he is really witty and we were transported out of our home with this simple fun meal. Yes we had been shielding for far too long!
The NY Style Sweet Onions in a Tomato Sauce is really easy to make and involves frying onions, adding a little ketchup water and spices, boiling it up and that is it. You can turn up the heat, by increasing the chilli quantities, although we weren’t wanting anything to blow our head off, however you might quite like that. In the recipe I have given you the option for the just about taste the heat that being the 1 level teaspoonful of chilli to the blow your head off quantity of 3.
The Mustard Horseradish Sauce has a punch, but it is not overpowering. More mustard in flavour than horseradish and it is a great combination. I would mix this up when serving other sausage meals, it is a lovely twist.
Then there is a Roasted Pepper Relish, I used 2 whole red peppers from a jar which made this even easier. You could of course roast and de-seed your own peppers. All you need to to is chop up the peppers add, oil, garlic and again you can add as much garlic or as little as you like and a little vinegar. This added a great layer of flavour to the end NY style sausage in a bun or added into a sandwich or canape topping this would be delicious.
I set up the table with the sausages, rolls, sauces and everyone assembled their own. I had a packet of fermented sauerkraut that the boys added to the rolls, we contemplated grated cheese, but this time round we didn’t add it.
The way to layer the sauces is bun, sausage, NY onion sauce, horseradish mustard and then the red pepper relish. But you can free style and add the sauces however you fancy. You can also choose to add just one sauce to your next sausage meal, they are all great as stand alone no fuss sauces.
New York Style Sweet Onions in a Tomato Sauce an easy to make similar to a BBQ sauce but more jam like in consistency. A fun accompaniment to a standard sausage in a bun meal.
Recipe type: Sauces & Dressings
Servings: ½ cup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large red onions, sliced
1-3 teaspoons crushed red chilli flakes (1 mild 3 blow your head off)
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
60g tomato sauce/ ketchup
salt and black pepper to taste
In a small pot heat the oil and add in the onions, fry on low until the onions soften but don't brown, this will take around 10 minutes.
Stir in the spices and allow the oils to be released.
Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer until the sauce thickens, allow to cool before using.
This sauce can be made ahead and stored in the fridge.
The way to layer the sauces is bun, sausage, NY onion sauce, horseradish mustard and then the red pepper relish. But you can free style and add the sauces however you fancy.
If you like more sauce than onions only chop one onion, if you love onions chop too. I know it is called onion sauce but we liked the BBQ sauce more than the onions hence 1-2 onion range. If your family likes more chilli increase the ratio, I only added a teaspoon of crushed red chillis and ½ teaspoon of cayenne and that was a lovely background heat.
Most families add sausages to their monthly shop and with the addition of these sauces we definitely loved this meal. In winter this could make dinner feel more summery and on a hot day this is great eaten outdoors. Deconstructed this would work well in a lunch box or taken on a picnic.
Photo credit my amazing friend Mary McManus who served these to her family as a snack after her mums 77th birthday celebration.
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