Easy Sausage Tray Bake with Orange Gravy

Easy Sausage Tray Bake with Orange Gravy20160908_174034[1].jpg

Big on colour, Big on taste, Really low effort. Perfect mid-week dinner.

Main Ingredients: 1 yellow pepper, 1 green pepper, 1 large courgette, 1 red onion, Sausages, Salt, Pepper.

Glaze Ingredients: Juice of 1 orange, good squirt of honey, salt, pepper, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp smoked paprika.

Gravy ingredients: Half of remaining glaze, 1 tsp caramalised onion chutney, 200ml beef stock, salt, pepper, 1 tsp plain flour, drop of water.

Pre-heat oven to Gas 5, 190C.

Step 1: Cut up fresh peppers, courgette and red onion. Get a little helper to arrange them in a baking tray. Drizzle over 1tbs olive oil and salt and pepper to season. Arrange the sausages on top (I used the swirly ones as they look great but use whatever you have) and put in the oven for 30 minutes. Whilst cooking, mix together the glaze ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

Step 2: Remove tray from oven and using a brush coat on some of the glaze onto the sausages. Put back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until browning on top.

Step 3: Remove from oven, turn sausages over and repeat the glaze on the reverse side, cooking again for 10-15 minutes until browning.20160908_171707[1].jpg

Step 4: The glaze can be spooned a little over the vegetables too and put back in for 5 minutes. (Optional)

Step 5: Remove tray from oven, cover and set aside whilst you make the orange gravy. The first bit is done for you as you will be using the remainder of the glaze. Pour into a saucepan along with the stock, chutney, salt and pepper. Simmer for a few minutes then make a paste to thicken the gravy by mixing the flour with a few drops of cold water to get a thin paste and stir in, cooking for a few more minutes and stirring at all times. This will thicken it just enough.20160908_174034[1].jpg

And that’s it! I do like to serve this with some ready frozen yorkshire puddings or something, because us busy moms do have to take some short cuts where we can! My daughter loves the mix of colours in this and it gets some vital veg in her! Enjoy x