Monday, March 12, 2012

Lazy Sunday Casserole

I have no idea why I didn't take a picture of this lazy Sunday casserole from kayotic kitchen. I mean I had my camera sitting right there. But nope. I flaked out.

This was a really easy dinner for a lazy day in the house.  I had all the veggies chopped, aside from the potatoes (I didn't want them to get brown and gross), ahead of time.  This made dinner one of those dump and forget about it meals.  Particularly as I used pre cooked sausages.  

The only real change I made to this recipe was to swap out the balsamic vinegar for red wine vinegar.  When I opened the balsamic vinegar it smelled super gross, not at all what it was supposed to smell like.  I think it was a good substitution. 

Mrblocko informed me, after this meal, that he has decided that he doesn't care for fennel bulb.  I get that.  The licorice-y taste is not everyone's cuppa tea.  I'll be making this dish again, but I will substitute the fennel for another root vegetable like parsnips, turnips or even sweet potatoes.

Lazy Sunday Casserole from Kayotic Kitchen
4-6 sausages (beef or pork)
1 pound potatoes
1/2 pound carrots
1/2 bell pepper
1 large onion
1 fennel bulb
2 garlic cloves, chopped or grated
2 tbsp oil
freshly cracked black pepper
1 1/2 tsp Italian herbs
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)

450F. Peel the potatoes, wash them and cut each potato in four pieces. (I left the skins on because I think they are tasty, and I was lazy too.)  Dice all your veggies into wedges. Place everything in roasting pan. In a bowl, combine oil with herbs, garlic, and broth.  Pour broth mixture over veggies in roaster pan. Toss veggies to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Cover tray with foil and bake 45 min. Meanwhile, brown your sausages. (My sausages were precooked so I omitted this step.) Cut the sausages in half (the short way.) After 45 min, veggies should be fork tender. Add sausages and vinegar to the pan. Cook 25 - 30 min uncovered. After 15 min, ladle juices over veggies. (By this time all the juices in my pan had evaporated. This was because my roaster pan was way too big for the job. If this happens to you, add more broth/stock or you will have a big crusty caramelized mess on the bottom of your pan.)

1 comment:

  1. I love Kayotic Kitchen and I drool over the food *and* photographs! I always wonder where she gets her American food to cook - ??


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