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Slow Cooker Apple Sausage in Onion Gravy

Served in a Yorkshire pudding, this apple sausage in onion gravy is a weeknight delight waiting to be discovered.
Course Main
Cuisine English
Keyword dinner, easy dinner, sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 974kcal
Author Erren Hart of Erren's Kitchen


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 apple sausages if you can't get them, use a sweet sausage and add 2 chopped apples along with the potatoes
  • 4 medium red onions quartered
  • ΒΌ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup cider the alcoholic kind
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • salt & pepper
  • 8 - 10 baby potatoes cleaned
  • 4 large Yorkshire puddings ready made or see recipe link in post


  • Preheat the slow cooker on low.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the sausages, and fry over a medium-high heat until browned. Transfer the sausages to the slow cooker.
  • Add the onions to the frying pan and cook over a medium heat for about 3-4 minutes until slightly softened.
  • Add the sugar and fry, stirring, for 3 more minutes until the onion slices are caramelized around the edges.
  • Stir in the tomato paste.
  • Stir in the flour, then gradually add the cider followed by the stock. Add the bay leaves, cinnamon stick and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to the boil, still stirring.
  • Pour over the sausages, cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours or until the sausages are tender.
  • Serve in Yorkshire puddings.


Calories: 974kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1380mg | Potassium: 1445mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 32.8mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 4.3mg