Monday, December 3, 2018

CROCK POT COMFORT FOOD: HASH BROWNS WITH RED POTATOES

By Mary Kennedy                                         

This is a really easy crock pot recipe a friend gave me. You can modify it any way you want, I do a veggie version and use "veggie chicken sausage and apple" links, a 12 oz package is about the right size. My friend uses the "real" version of chicken sausage and apple links.

And you can leave out the sausage completely and just use a couple of extra sweet peppers, red, orange, green or yellow. It cooks on high in 3 hours and will take 6 hours on low. Perfect for those days when you'll be out running around on errands and want to come home to a hot meal.


Here are the basic ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cup sliced onions
1 and 1/2 pounds red potatoes, cut small into 1/2 in pieces
1/4 cup chicken broth or veggie broth (I use the Reduced Sodium veggie paste, you can find it in the soup aisle) It's called Better than Bouillon and comes in a jar.
1 and 1/2 cups chopped sweet peppers
chicken sausage with apples (12 oz package, either veggie version or real)
1/2 cup shredded Swiss (I used Carlsbad because I had some in the fridge.)

Some tarragon, either fresh or dried, is good. Also, use a little thyme if you have it.

Here's what you do.

Saute sausage and onion in one Tablespoon oil in non stick skillet. Takes about 5 minutes.  Now spray your crock pot with Pam. (or use a liner).

Now, add sausage mixture to potatoes, pour broth over and cover. Cook on low 6 hours or on high 3  hours. Stir in sweet peppers and cheese. Cook 15 minutes more. Add black pepper if you like it. Also add tarragon and thyme.

Enjoy!

Bon appetit! 

Mary Kennedy

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