Tanya’s Snag Surprise

Tanya’s Snag Surprise with Mashed Potato & Chives is the perfect go-to meal for busy evenings when you want something quick and easy without sacrificing taste. The secret is in the surprise – the dish is simply delicious. The juicy, flavour-packed sausages pair perfectly with the creamy mashed potatoes that have a distinct chive seasoning. Every bite is a comforting explosion of flavor that will have everyone coming back for seconds. Best of all, this dish is easy to prepare, meaning it is the perfect meal for those hectic days when you want to eat something delicious but don’t have the time or energy to put in a lot of effort into cooking.


  • 1kg beef sausages
  • 2 large onions sliced
  • 500gm peeled and cubed sweet potato
  • 150gm green beans
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 2 tbs Worstershire Sauce
  • ¼ cup Tomato sauce
  • 750ml beef stock
  • 4 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • Warm milk
  • 1 tbs butter
  • Handful of sliced chives


Heat a large frying pan to medium heat and brown sausages (don’t cook through) and set aside. When cool, slice into preferred size for your family.

Add the onion to the frypan and cook until soft then add the flour and cook for 2 minutes while stirring. Add the stock, vegetables and stir until combined, now add the sauces and stir, and add the sliced sausages. Simmer for 20 minutes on low.

Bring a saucepan of water and the potatoes to the boil and cook until tender. Heat some milk in a microwave safe jug. When the potatoes are tender, drain the cooking water and then add the butter and chives to the potatoes with some hot milk and mash, add more milk until you reach the desired consistency.

This receipe was contributed by Tanya Ricketts, Sesame Lane Marketing. Her two children have loved sausages and mash since they were very young. Tanya says “There so much satisfaction in cooking meals for my family that fill their bellies and satisfy their taste buds. The plates come back to the kitchen empty when Snag Surprise is on the menu in my home. Serve the Snag Surprise with a big scoop of potatoes. Enjoy!”

Tanya with her two children.