PK’s Cheaters Devilled Snags

I am a bit surprised it has taken me this long to get to this dish as it is so kid and wallet friendly :). It is sausage meat based in a curry powder sauce but it is heavy on the fruit and mild in flavour. It has no heat so you will need to add your chilis. Devilled food simply means spiced by the way.

Serve it with green vegetables and/or with mashed potatoes/rice and you have a healthy hearty meal. It also freezes well so make it in bulk for extra savings.


You will be:

  1. Preparing your ingredients.
  2. One pot cooking.
  3. Serving.

You will need:

  • Ingredients:
    • a really good slug of olive oil
    • 1kg plain beef sausages, chopped
    • 1 medium brown onion, sliced
    • 1 coriander root (optional), whole
    • 2 small apples (use pears for variety), chopped/cubed
    • a handful of raisins
    • 2 Tbsp curry powder
    • a really good slug of tomato paste
    • 2 Tbsp cornflour
    • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 3 cups water
    • black peppercorns to taste, cracked
    • table salt to taste
    • 1 tsp brown sugar
  •  Equipment:
    • a long sharp knife
    • a chopping board
    • a mixing bowl or jug
    • a whisk or fork
    • a deep pan or frypan

Preparing your ingredients

  1. Make your curry powder if doing so, I used one a pre-made blend from my local asian grocer.
  2. Chop the 1kg of snags (Aussie  slang for sausages) into your desired segment length.
  3. Slice the brown onion.
  4. Chop the 2 small apples into cubes or the like.
  5. In the mixing bowl whisk the:
    • 3 cups water
    • 2 Tbsp curry powder
    • a really good slug of tomato paste
    • 2 Tbsp cornflour
    • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tsp brown sugar
Getting ready 🙂
Make the sauce

One pot cooking

  1. Add a really good slug of oil to the pan and bring it to a medium heat.
  2. Chuck the snags into the pan and move them around gently until they have browned.
  3. Add the onions, the optional coriander and the fruit.
  4. Cook for a few more minutes until the onions start to soften.
  5. Add the raisins.
  6. Add the sauce you made above and give everything a gentle but thorough mix.
  7. Bring the sauce to the boil.
  8. Simmer until the sauce is reduced and sausages fully cooked through (I covered the pan but left a crack for the steam to escape).


I eat it with some green vegetables and something starchy like rice or potatoes and a slice of fresh bread :). It also goes just fine by itself.




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