Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kielbasi and Roasted Veggies

This is what we had for dinner, and it was wonderful.

This particular kielbasi comes from a local butcher shop and they make, and smoke, their own......and it is absolutely wonderful. Since it's smoked, you really don't have to cook it before you eat it, it's great with cheese and crackers. It's really quite low in fat compared to some of the name brand stuff you buy in the store, and truthfully once you eat this kielbasi, you'll never want to eat mass produced meat products again. And during the holidays, most holidays, like Labor Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, The 4th of July and Memorial Day this butcher shop makes what they call Holiday Kielbasi and it's even better.

This is how I make this one pot wonder:
1 pound extra lean kielbasi (you can use turkey kielbasi)
1 large potato
2 ears of corn
2 carrots or a big handful of baby carrots
1 medium onion
1/2 red sweet pepper
1 head of garlic cloves
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
1 Teaspoon sea salt
1 Teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish and set aside. Cut the kielbasi into 8 pieces and set them aside. Cut the potato into 8 pieces by cutting it in half length wise then cut those into half length wise and then cut them in half again cross wise. Cut each of the ears of corn in half, cut the onion into quarters, cut the carrots into chunks if needed, slice the red pepper into strips and then put all the veggies into a large mixing bowl. Add the olive oil and spices to the veggies and toss lightly. Pour all the veggies into the baking dish and place the kielbasi on top. Cover and bake for about an hour or until the potatoes are soft.

This makes 4 servings. 2 potatoes, 1 corn, 2 kielbasi, 1 onion some carrots and a few red pepper strips.

And there you have it, a one pot meal that only takes about 5 minutes to prep and an hour in the oven. If you like you can do this in a crock pot and let it cook on low all for around 8 hours. You can use any veggies you have on hand, celery would have been nice, but I didn't have any. Almost any root veggie could be added or exchanged.

If you try this recipe, be sure to let me know how you like it.

Until next time, have a wonderful day and thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my blog. I hope to see you again real soon.
The Real Happy Homemaker!

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