Frankfurter Casserole

This is a simple, cost-effective, and fun recipe that can be scaled up and down to feed as many or as few people as you need.  Frankfurter Casserole is at is soul, comfort food that is wonderful on a cool blustery day.  Similar to a stew, it is based on large cuts of real food cooked together to create a delicious harmony is a single pot, there is a little prep and the total cook time should not take much longer than 2 beers (approximately 60 minutes).  Frankfurter Casserole pairs well with most beers and on an extra chilly day any whiskey that will warm your soul.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 – Large Onion
  • 4 – Smoked Sausages
  • 4 to 6 – Potatoes (Depending on Size)
  • 4 – Large Carrots (Optional, because who really likes carrots)
  • 3 – Large Bell Peppers
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Lite The Pit and get a “big enough” pot on a low heat, toss in a splash (approximately 1 tablespoon) of oil and start getting things warmed up.
  2. Chop 1/2 Onion and approximately 4 smoked sausages into large-ish chunks.
  3. Toss the onion and oil into the pot to get things cooking.
  4. Cut up 4 to 6 potatoes onto large cubes, this is not namby panby meal keep it manly.  I like redskin potatoes but most any will do.  I also leave the skins on, this gives it a bit of color, a bit more flavor, and it saves a heck of a lot of time.  This is also the time to cut up the carrots if you choose to add carrots.
  5. Get the potatoes into the pot, let the mix cook for approximately 1 beer (about 30 minutes) until the onion becomes clear, the meat begins to warm, and the potatoes start to soften.  This is also the time to add the carrots if you want carrots, they are about the same size and cook time as the potatoes I finde.
  6. I also throw in a pinch of salt and a good-sized paw full of pepper.
  7. Cut up your bell peppers and toss them into the mix, don’t go small with these, like everything else you want them to be larger.
  8. Cook covered on a low heat for like 3/4 of a beer (approximately 35 to 45 minutes), until the potatoes are cooked fully.
  9. Serve this stuff up, be proud.  You have created a meal that will warm your guests and taste delicious.

Give this a test and let me know what you think in the comments.