Every year on my children’s birthday they get to choose what meal they want for dinner. My daughter always chooses the same meal, sausage and potatoes. We eat this throughout the year, but I love to eat it in the fall because it is hearty and yummy. It is comforting and just reminds me of home. No, my mom did not make this lol, but when I think of comfort foods I think of family and home. Plus, this is such a cheap meal and who doesn’t love that!?
So, let’s just jump right in shall we…
As you can see this isn’t a super complicated recipe and you probably have all, but two of the ingredients already in your kitchen. I am feeding five people, three children and two adults so I use two and a half pounds russet potatoes, but if you have less people then adjust accordingly. I like this brand of sausage a lot, but I have also used Hillshire Farm smoked sausage. Honestly, whatever smoke sausage your family like will work in this recipe.
I did not take a picture of this, but I chop the potatoes into tiny squares. To do this simply I cut the potato in half lengthwise then cut each half in half again. Then I lay two halves on their side and cut into thirds lengthwise, then just dice it into cubes. I cut the sausage in half lengthwise, chop each half in half lengthwise, and then chop into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces. Then mix the spices together in a small bowl and everything is ready to go.
You need to heat a large pan on med. high heat, I save my bacon grease for several things so I do use bacon grease instead of vegetable oil for this meal. If you don’t have bacon grease then vegetable oil works just as well. Once the oil is heated you can throw the potatoes in.
Throw the seasoning in with the potatoes and just mix them all up so that the potatoes are completely covered with the spices and oil. Fry them like this for about five minutes, stirring occasionally because they will stick to the bottom of the pan if you let them sit too long.
Now just add 1/8 to 1/4 a cup of water to the pan and pop the lid on. Let this cook for ten minutes, but make sure you are still stirring it up every couple of minutes because again it will stick to the pan!
After it cooks just throw the sausage in and let that cook for a few minutes to heat through. And that’s it just plate it up and enjoy this yummy, comforting meal! My daughter and I eat ours with some Siracha, my husband and sons like ketchup on it.
Sausage & Potatoes
- 2.5 lbs russet potatoes chopped in 1/2 in cubes
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 package smoked sausage chopped in 1 in pieces
- 1/4 C water
- 2 TBSP bacon grease or oil
Dice the potatoes into 1/2 in cubes. Start heating a large pan on medium high heat.
Chop the sausage in half lengthwise, then in half again, then dice into 1 inch pieces.
Add oil to pan and once it melts add the potatoes. Mix all the spices into a small bowl and sprinkle over potatoes.
Mix the potatoes and spices until they are completely covered with the oil and spices. Let this cook for five minutes and stir occasionally.
After the five minutes add water to pan and cover with a lid, turn hear down to medium and cook like this for ten minutes. Continue stirring about every two minutes.
Once it is done cooking remove the lid and add the sausage. Cook for a few minutes until the sausage is heated through.
Serve immediately and enjoy! We love it to top it off with siracha or ketchup, but it is just as yummy without any toppings at all!
What are some of your favorite comfort foods? Let me know in the comments below!
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