As winter is settling in, I think that it's time for some warm comfort food.
This is another one of those recipes I came up with, in the Philly radio years when I would look at what I had on hand and go from there. (Click here for my homemade biscuit crust pizza)
This hearty, all-in-one meal, is easy to make...and then it goes in the crockpot for 5 to 6 hours.
So, start making this easy meal early, then move on through your day, and dinner is ready at mealtime.
Not exactly "set it and forget it," but it's close.
So, let's get started...
Peel 4 potatoes...you can leave the skins on if you want. It saves time (peeling the potatoes makes for a nicer picture).
Small potato "pieces" cook all the way through, easier...
Just like the potatoes, slice the onions...and try not to cry...too much.
...dump them in the crockpot.
Remember the package of sausage?
Remove the sausage casing, and you'll have little "chunks" of sausage.
This time, I used turkey sausage. You can use "regular" sausage. If you like a little heat (and I do), opt for "hot" sausage (versus mild).
...of chicken stock over all.
Give it a good stir...add a little salt and pepper (and season salt, if desired)...and stir again, before putting on the lid.
...and (almost) forget it (for a few hours).
Your kitchen will start smelling really good.
With about an hour of cooking time remaining, take the lid off the crockpot, and...
...(quickly) add 2 to 3 handfuls of uncooked rice. Give it a good stir, and put the crockpot lid back on (do it fast, so you don't lose all your built-up crockpot heat).
The uncooked rice will absorb most of the liquid.
Without adding the rice, you will have a bowl of warm sausage, potatoes, and onion...soup (and while that's fine, it's not what I want).
5+ hours after setting the clock (cook time) on the crockpot...
...it's time to "plate it."
In this case, I suggest that you use a...
Enjoy your hearty, easy, all-in-one dinner.