Classic Sausage Sandwiches

Sausage sandwiches are a simple and delicious meal that are perfect for summer barbeques, but can also be made indoors year round. This recipe adopts the same caramelised onions as in our steak sandwich recipe. If you don’t have the time or the inclination for this, however, quickly frying the onions will also work.

In Australia sausage sandwiches are served at most outdoor gatherings and and the famous sausage sizzles at the local hardware store are also a fun way to entertain the kids and make shopping more enjoyable.

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Classic Sausage Sandwich



2 sausages

2 slices of white bread

1/2 yellow onion

Tomatoe sauce to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

2 teaspoons of ghee, butter or olive oil


1. Prepare to caramelize the onions. If you are indoors you can heat one teaspoon of the ghee, butter or olive oil in a pan over medium heat and then add the chopped onions and mix them together with the fat. Stir every 10 minutes or so to stop the onions from burning. The process can take as long as an hour. 

Alternatively, at a barbeque you can mix the fat and the onions in an aluminium packet and place it over the grill, leaving a hole at the top for any steam to come out. Stir it every 10 minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn. Keep cooking until they are a golden colour and smell caramelised.

2. Barbeque the sausages using either a grill, or a pan. Heat one teaspoon the fat with the sausages depending on your cooking style.

3. Place the sausages in a slice of white bread and top with the onions. Add tomatoe sauce, salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!