There is a rumour that the word Stovies comes from the French "étouffée" to steam.
Here in photos are the easy steps to cooking Stovies...please give it a go, and let me know know what you think.
Fry onions and sausages together
Once browned add chicken/beef stock, it doesn't matter which
Cook in stock for approx 20 mins or until sausages cooked
Then add potatoes or even tinned potatoes works fine
Cook until the potatoes have warmed through
add cheese until melts and then serve