Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Spicy Sausage Casserole

This was inspired by a recipe I found online but it turned into what I would call a beautiful disaster. I half-assed reading the original recipe so I basically mixed everything wrong, left out ingredients, etc. Turns out, it turned out pretty damn delicious!

So here's my revised recipe, made even easier by mistake...

Spicy Sausage Casserole

4 cooked sausages or kielbasa
1 pound potatoes
1 bell pepper
1 large onion
6 garlic cloves
2 tsp Creole or Cajun seasoning
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp oil
3 to 4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Peel the potatoes, wash them and cut them up. Peel onion and cut into wedges. Slice bell pepper in strips and put everything in casserole dish.

Use a big bowl to combine the oil with the creole seasoning, grated or chopped garlic, chicken broth and balsamic vinegar and pour it over the vegetables. Toss them around to make sure the broth gets everywhere. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and pop it in a preheated oven. Bake at 450 for 45 minutes.

When the potatoes are fork tender, place the cut or sliced sausages in there and mix everything up again. Place the dish back in the oven, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Take it out after 15 minutes, and ladle some of the juices lurking at the bottom all over the vegetables and sausages. Serve it up!

Cook's note: Play with this one. Would be good with added spices, baby carrots and I'm thinking about trying out halved brussels sprouts next time. I used Hillshire Farms Angus Beef Kielbasa and it ROCKED.