I'm sore, kids. Seriously sore. I did yoga for a million hours this weekend and learned a lot about how to touch other people's bodies without being creepy.
No, seriously. It's an art. A very sweaty art, in the case of hot yoga.
My point, I guess, is that I don't feel like cooking dinner tonight. I probably will, but I'll make something super duper fast and easy that doesn't require me to lift my arms, because they're seriously sore.
Something like....sausage...with pickled cabbage...and roasted veggies. How does that sound?
Crispy Kielbasa with Sauerkraut and Roasted Veggies
For 4 servings, here's what you need. I was cooking for 2, so my pictures won't look quite the same as the ingredient list. Don't freak out about it.
- 1 kielbasa or other smoked cured sausage (12 oz or so, mine was 13 oz)
- 2 medium to large onions, peeled and cut into wedges
- 2 baking potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks
- 4 medium carrots, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup sauerkraut
- 1 cup grated swiss or Gruyere cheese
- ¼ cup dijon or other spicy mustard
Now, these "instructions" are super lame, but that's because this is so easy! First, preheat the oven to 425F and grab your ingredients.
Place the carrots, potatoes, and onions in a roasting pan and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Drizzle them with the olive oil, and shake the pan to get everything coated evenly. Roast the veggies while you prepare the kielbasa for 20 - 30 minutes, until the edges are dark and the potatoes are tender when poked with a fork.
While the veggies are roasting, prep the kielbasa. Heat a large skillet to medium heat, and cut the kielbasa into cubes.
Add the kielbasa to the pan, and stir it around for 10 minutes or so to cook it through and crisp the outside.
When the kielbasa is done, turn off the heat but leave it in the pan to stay warm if the veggies aren't done yet. I like mine really crispy, so I let it cook for about 5 minutes after this stage.
Then, grab your toppings! Sauerkraut, cheese, and mustard. So simple and flavorful!
Now, it's time to layer! The veggies should be done by now, so grab them out of the oven.
Then, to a plate or bowl, put a serving of the veggies and top that with a bit of the sausage. Sprinkle cheese over the veggies and kielbasa.
Then, top the plate with a heap of sauerkraut...
...and a nice squirt of mustard.
And that's it! You could add extra pepper, hot sauce, or any fresh herbs you have on hand, but this is just perfect for me.
Enjoy this! It's perfect for anytime you need a fast, balanced meal.