Hey there! Are you looking for a budget-friendly meal idea that will leave the whole family satisfied? Well, you’re in luck because Chef Alden B has got you covered with his amazing One Pot Recipe using Tony Chachere’s Creole Foods. Trust me, this is a meal that you don’t want to miss out on.
In this video, Chef Alden B takes you through the simple steps of creating this delicious dish. All you need are some bell peppers, onions, sausage, potatoes, and of course, Tony Chachere’s spices and herbs. By following his easy instructions, you’ll have a mouthwatering meal ready in no time. So gather your ingredients, and let’s get cooking!
Are you looking for a delicious and budget-friendly meal to feed your family? Look no further! In this article, we will guide you through the process of making a mouthwatering one-pot dish that is sure to impress. Using simple ingredients like bell peppers, onions, sausage, potatoes, and Tony Chachere’s spices and herbs, you can create a flavorful and satisfying meal for under ten dollars. So let’s jump in and get cooking!
To make this budget-friendly meal, you will need the following ingredients:
Start by cutting the bell peppers into strips. These colorful, crunchy peppers will not only add a beautiful pop of color to your dish but also offer a refreshing and slightly sweet flavor.
Slice up some onions and get ready to cook them alongside the other ingredients. Don’t worry about tearing up from the onions, as we have a handy trick to prevent that!
Choose your favorite sausage and cut it into rounds. The sausage will bring a rich and savory flavor to the dish, adding depth to every bite.
Grab some baby red potatoes and cut them into quarters. These little potatoes will cook up tender and soak up all the delicious flavors from the other ingredients.
Tony Chachere’s Spices and Herbs
To season your dish, reach for Tony Chachere’s spices and herbs. These flavorful seasonings will add a zesty kick and a hint of Creole flair to your meal.
Now that you have gathered all your ingredients, it’s time to prepare them for cooking. Let’s break down the steps:
Cutting the Bell Peppers
Take the bell peppers and slice them into strips. These strips will not only add a nice texture to the dish but also provide a pleasing visual element with their vibrant colors.
Using Ice Cold Water for Onions
To prevent tears while slicing the onions, fill a glass with ice-cold water and soak the sliced onions in it for a few minutes. The cold water will help absorb the gases released by the onions, reducing the likelihood of tearing up.
Preparing the Potatoes
Take the baby red potatoes and cut them into quarters. This size is perfect for achieving a soft and creamy interior while still maintaining a slight firmness.
Slicing the Sausage
Cut your favorite sausage into rounds of your desired thickness. These slices will add a savory and meaty bite to the dish, complementing the other flavors.
Cooking the Potatoes
Now that all the ingredients are prepped, it’s time to start cooking! Let’s go through the steps:
Browning the Sausage
In a pan, start browning the sausage rounds. This will release the flavors and aromas of the sausage, adding a rich and savory element to the dish.
Removing Excess Fat
Once the sausage has browned, use a slotted spoon to remove any excess fat from the pan. This step ensures that your dish isn’t too greasy while still retaining the delicious flavors from the sausage.
Using Rendered Fat for Potatoes
Don’t let that rendered fat go to waste! Use it to cook down the quartered potatoes. The fat will add a wonderful depth of flavor to the potatoes as they cook.
Seasoning the Potatoes
Sprinkle the Tony Chachere’s spices and herbs over the potatoes to season them. Don’t be shy with the seasoning! The spices and herbs will infuse the potatoes with a delicious, savory taste. Remember, if you’re not sneezing, it’s not seasoned enough!
Adding the Vegetables
Now that the potatoes are seasoned and partially cooked, it’s time to add the other vegetables. Let’s continue with the steps:
Covering and Cooking
Cover the pan and let the mixture of potatoes and rendered fat cook for approximately five minutes. The moisture from the vegetables will help tenderize the potatoes further, resulting in a soft and melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Tenderizing the Potatoes
After the initial five minutes of cooking, give the mixture a good stir to ensure the potatoes are evenly coated with the vegetable juices. Continue cooking for another five minutes or until the potatoes are nice and tender. At this point, they should practically melt in your mouth!
Mixing and Cooking Further
Once the potatoes have reached the desired tenderness, go ahead and add in the sausage along with its drippings. Mix the ingredients together, allowing the flavors to combine and enhance each other. The sausage and drippings will infuse the dish with a hearty and savory taste.
Incorporating the Sausage
As the sausage is mixed in, watch as the dish comes together. The combination of flavors will create a delightful aroma that will make your mouth water. Let’s dive into the steps:
Adding Sausage and Drippings
Pour the sausage and its flavorful drippings into the potato and vegetable mixture. Be sure to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan to incorporate all those delicious flavors.
Mixing and Combining Flavors
Give everything a good mix, ensuring that the sausage is evenly distributed throughout the dish. The flavors will meld together, creating a tasty medley of ingredients that will have your family’s taste buds dancing with joy.
Finalizing the Dish
With all the ingredients incorporated and the flavors mingling, it’s time to make some final adjustments and plate up your masterpiece:
Checking Potatoes for Tenderness
Take a fork and test the potatoes for tenderness. They should be fork-tender, meaning they break apart easily when pierced with a fork. If they need more time, cover the pan again and continue cooking until they reach the desired tenderness.
Taste the dish and adjust the seasoning according to your preference. Feel free to add more Tony Chachere’s spices and herbs if you desire a stronger kick or more depth of flavor.
Plating the Dish
Once the dish is perfectly seasoned, it’s time to plate up and serve! Divide the flavorful mixture into portions, ensuring that each plate gets a good balance of sausage, potatoes, and vegetables. The vibrant colors and enticing aromas will make it a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.
Congratulations! You have successfully created a delicious and budget-friendly one-pot meal using bell peppers, onions, sausage, potatoes, and Tony Chachere’s spices and herbs. This flavorful dish is sure to satisfy your family’s hunger while keeping your wallet happy. So next time you’re looking to make a tasty and affordable meal, remember this recipe. Enjoy the process of cooking and savor every delicious bite!