Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Potato & Sausage Hash

Potato & Sausage Hash

So, once again, it was time to get rid of something that has been in my fridge for a while. Only this time, it was two potatoes that had been sitting there for about 2 and a half months (don't worry, they were still good, i checked.)

So I decided to make a hash with some sausage, corn and broccoli that I had. It was all relatively simple, so I thought "How can I make this special?" by adding a homemade sauce of course! So below is my Potato & Sausage Hash coupled with a homemade steak sauce.

Potato & Sausage Hash

2 mid sized potatoes
1/2 lb sausage meat
1 can corn
1/5 C frozen broccoli florets
5 T olive oil (you need enough to completely cover all of the potatoes
variety of spices
2 t lime juice (optional)

Preheat the oven to 425 F
Wash both potatoes thoroughly (we will be keeping the skins). Cube the potatoes and wash them again (squeaky clean).

Boil the potatoes for 10 minutes.

Drain the potatoes and add enough olive oil to coat the potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Place the potatoes on a pan and bake in the oven uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until browned.

Season the meat to taste and cook until done. Set aside.

For the vegetables I pan cooked them with the lime juice, salt and the drippings from the sausage meat. If you choose, you may cook them steamed as well. Just make sure that they are not cooked for to long.

Once all of the components are done mix them together for the meal to be complete! For the topping, check below for the simple homemade steak sauce recipe.

Homemade Steak Sauce 
NOTE: this may not seem like a lot of sauce, but i like to use it sparingly. If you would like more, just increase the ingredients accordingly :)

2 T Soy sauce
1 T ketchup
1 1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/8 t pepper
1/8 t garlic powder
2 t brown sugar

Simply mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl at room temperature until smooth and voilá! steak sauce to top your masterpiece :)

- Do the potatoes first, and then cook the sausage while they are baking to maximize your time. If you time it right, you could cook the sausage, vegetables, and whip up the sauce all while the potatoes are in the oven.
- Experiment with the steak sauce! If you like a sweeter sauce, add more brown sugar. If you don't like the tangy taste, cut down on the apple cider vinegar; make it your own!
- For a low sodium steak sauce that is still homemade, try equal parts worcestershire sauce and ketchup. Add sugar to taste.