Purple GOODMINZ Sausages n Rooty Smash with Caramelised Onions

I’m super pleased to be returning to my recipe collaboration with Richard and the GOODMINZ team. You might remember those amazing herby no-meat balls or Bolognese I previously made with their delicious Green and Brown GOODMINZ products.

GOODMINZ is mince made from fresh vegetables and other wholesome delicious ingredients like chickpeas and quinoa. From a cook’s perspective the great things about GOODMINZ are its versatility and creativity. It is fantastic to work with and can be crumbled into wraps and shaped into no-meat balls, burgers and, rather wonderfully, – veggie sausages! I’ve included a link below to a ‘how to’ video that shows just how easy GOODMINZ is to shape. And, creatively the products are great fun – GOODMINZ can be pimped with herbs, spices, seeds, nuts, fruits and flowers to make your own favourite recipes and combinations.

So, onto my third recipe in the series; I decided to shape the Purple GOODMINZ into sausages and, in a twist on the great British classic, serve them with rooty smash & caramelised onions. And, I pimped the sausage flavours with crushed toasted walnuts, rosemary and thyme to compliment the earthy and sweet vegetables. Fantastic!

Oh, and you’ve got to have some gooey caramelised onions with your sausages and garlicky root smash right?

Richard at GOODMINZ tells me he’s been working super-hard on launching GOODMINZ into retail distribution – watch this space as I hear exciting things are happening. Trust me, you’re going to love this amazing range of products when they arrive on the shelf in your local store…

And here’s my recipe…enjoy!

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  4 servings
  15 minutes preparation time
  45 minutes cook time


For the caramelised onions;

  • 1 onion sliced into long strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked garlic powder (optional)
  • Black pepper

For the rooty smash;

  • Organic new potatoes chopped
  • 2 Parsnips sliced roughly
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Bulb garlic
  • Thyme

For the sausages;

  • 1 pack Purple GOODMINZ
  • 3 tbsp toasted walnuts crushed
  • 1 tsp rosemary chopped finely
  • 1 tsp thyme chopped finely


For the caramelised onions; 

  • Add the oil and sliced onion to a smaller pan and fry very slowly on a low heat for 30 – 40 minutes until caramelised. Then add the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Set aside.

For the rooty smash;

  • Pre heat your oven to gas mark 5/190c.
  • Add the potatoes & parsnips to a roasting tray then toss to coat them in olive oil, garlic powder, salt & fresh thyme. Place the garlic bulb to the side. Roast for approx 40 minutes until crispy on the outside.
  • Remove the roast garlic once soft.
  • Transfer the potatoes, parsnips, half the roast garlic (skins removed), olive oil and salt to a large bowl. Mash roughly.

For the sausages; 

  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine.
  • Scoop out palm sized amounts and shape into a sausage shape with you hand. See the ‘how to’ video here:
  • Add a little oil to a frying or griddle pan and cook on a low heat for 12-15 minutes on all sides until piping hot through.

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  1. Purple Goodminz Sausages Recipe - GOODMINZ on October 27, 2020 at 8:19 am

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