British Sausage Week: Bangin’ Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers & Sausage Casserole Recipes

Sausage & Apple Casserole with Herb Dumplings

Sausage & Apple Casserole with Herb Dumplings

British Sausage Week:

Bangin’ Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers & Sausage Casserole Recipes

Bangin' Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers

Bangin’ Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers

Hooray! It’s British Sausage Week and just in time for Guy Fawkes night, (Bonfire Night , Firework Night) which is on the 5th November, tomorrow – no Bonfire night is complete unless it has a few bangers on the menu. I LOVE bonfire night – it’s one of my favourite British events…….it’s all the excitement of fireworks, and the children asking for “a penny for the Guy” as well as all that comfort food of Chilli, Baked Potatoes, Soup and of course the Bangers, which are sausages as well as very loud fireworks!

Penny for the Guy

Penny for the Guy:Getty Images & The Daily Mail

I usually make a big pot of chilli (Bonfire Chilli with Beef, Chocolate and Pumpkin) for bonfire night, but this year I have decided to branch out and make sausage burgers…….with bacon. The idea came to me as I was sent a lovely hamper of Denhay Farms Spoilt Pig bacon and sausages recently and in an attempt to serve them in a different way, I came up with these lovely little bacon and banger burgers. Spilt Pig sausages and bacon are superb quality and are RSPCA Freedom Food approved, which is the only UK farm assurance scheme to focus solely on improving the welfare of farm animals reared for food. These animals deserve a happy, healthy life. This means providing them with an environment that meets their needs for space, food and water and enables them to exhibit their natural behaviour. I think that is reflected in the taste and flavour of their delicious bacon and sausages.

Bonfire Hamper

Bonfire Hamper

Not only did I make the bonfire burgers with my porky booty, but I also made a fabulous family recipe for Sausage & Apple Casserole with Herb Crusted Dumplings , which you can see over at Great British Chefs. A sausage casserole is a thing of beauty, a hearty dish with bags of flavour that fills the whole family, and if you add some seasonal apples, you are also adding one of your five-a-day to the meal.

Sausage & Apple Casserole with Herb Crusted Dumplings

Sausage & Apple Casserole with Herb Crusted Dumplings

Still on the sausage trail, I recently made a video about how to make one of my most favourite recipes, Sausage Meatball and Fennel Bake as part of the Affordable Autumn Recipes challenge; the video was shot at Food at 52, and if you fancy seeing (and hearing me!) me, then you can see it on YouTube, do take a look at the video, the link is shared below: 

Affordable Autumn Recipes – Sausage and Fennel Bake from Lavender and Lovage

Affordable Autumn Recipes - Sausage and Fennel Bake from Lavender and Lovage

Affordable Autumn Recipes – Sausage and Fennel Bake from Lavender and Lovage

Sausage and Fennel Bake

Sausage and Fennel Bake

Today’s recipe for my Bangin’ Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers is quick and easy and they are perfect to serve at any bonfire night party, as well as for a snack or for breakfast. The thing about sausages is that they are inexpensive and with a bit of imagination, they make a thrifty and yet delicious family meal. For more of my sausage recipes, and I have lots, do take a look over at the Lavender and Lovage Sausage Recipes Page……that’s it for today, do pop back for more seasonal recipes, a couple of new giveaways and some book reviews for Christmas too! Have a great start to the week, Karen 

British Sausage Week: Bangin' Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers & Sausage Casserole Recipes

British Sausage Week: Bangin’ Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers & Sausage Casserole Recipes

Bangin’ Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers (Sausage & Bacon Burgers)

Serves 6 to 8 burgers
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Allergy Egg
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party, Halloween
Region British
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
Easy to make sausage and bacon burgers, which are perfect for any bonfire night supper or as part of a full English breakfast. Use high quality sausages and dry cured bacon for the best results. Also great for a mid-week family meal.

Ingredients

  • 6 pork sausages
  • 6 slices dry cured smoked streaky bacon
  • 50g dried bread crumbs
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • flour
  • Bread buns or crusty bread to serve

Note

Easy to make sausage and bacon burgers, which are perfect for any bonfire night supper or as part of a full English breakfast. Use high quality sausages and dry cured bacon for the best results. Also great for a mid-week family meal.

Directions

Step 1 Skin the sausages and put the sausage meat into a mixing bowl.
Step 2 Dice the streaky bacon until very fine and add to the sausage meat along with the bread crumbs and egg. Mix well and then chill for 10 minutes.
Step 3 When you are ready to cook the burgers, take the mixture out of the fridge and shape into patties, you will get between 6 and 8 depending on size and thickness.
Step 4 Coat in a little flour and fry or grill until cooked - between 8 and 10 minutes.
Step 5 Serve with burger buns or crusty bread with sauces and condiments, or as part of a full English breakfast.
British Sausage Week: Bangin' Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers & Sausage Casserole Recipes

British Sausage Week: Bangin’ Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers & Sausage Casserole Recipes

British-Sausage-Week

Disclaimer: With thanks to Denhay Farms Ltd for sending me a hamper of their products to try for review; all views  and opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to publish my review here today. 

British Sausage Week: Bangin' Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers & Sausage Casserole Recipes

British Sausage Week: Bangin’ Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers & Sausage Casserole Recipes

Comments

  1. says

    love the title of this post and SO many sausage recipes it’s like a plethora of sausage fabulousness!… love it all! Sadly going to miss the Lincolnshire Sausage Festival this year… boo…. xx

  2. AncientMariner says

    Oi! Where oh where is the Sausage Casserole recipe? It sounds a brilliant dish, you whet our appetites, then leave us high and dry. Do spill the beans, figuratively that is. X

  3. says

    What lovely recipes and a wonderful celebration of the banger! I can’t believe we have finally eaten all the sausages from last year’s pigs (who definitely had a happy, healthy life with lots of space to root around in and trees to rub against) and I’ve just bought sausages for the first time in over a year. Thank goodness we have a fantastic smallholding who look after and feed all their livestock so well just up the road – at least I’ll still be able to try some of your fab recipes. While working out where we can fit pigs in next!

  4. AncientMariner says

    Karen, thank you for your speedy response. On browsing through your article again, much more carefully than initially, I see there is a hyperlink to the recipe staring me in the face. Doh!!! Must pay more attention. Thanks again. X

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