Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, July 16, 2012

In this hot weather, I'm all about NOT turning on the oven. So a quick stove-top skillet dinner is the way to go. One of the nice things about these is that you can make a little or a lot..the ingredients are so forgiving and versatile. This turned out really good. Know how I know this? IT Guy said he could eat three platefuls with no problem. He only ate two so that still gave me a pretty good indication this recipe was a winner!

Kielbasa Skillet Meal

4 - 6 Yukon gold potatoes
1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 small onion ~ chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 carrots - diced
Salt and pepper to taste

Pierce potatoes with a fork several times. Place potatoes in the microwave and bake  on high for about 10 minutes or until tender.

In a large skillet, saute onion and carrots in oil until tender. Add kielbasa and potatoes and saute 3-5 minutes.

Combine the brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper; Pour over mixture in the skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 20-30 minutes or until heated through. stirring often.

Here's what you need to get going.

Stab your potatoes with a fork in several places. 
Then pop them in the microwave 
until they're somewhat soft...
about 15 minutes, I'd say.

Meanwhile...saute the onion 
and carrots in the olive oil.

Mix up the vinegar, brown sugar, 
mustard and salt and pepper. Set aside.

Dump in your sliced kielbasa.

Dice your potatoes and throw those in.

Pour the vinegar mixture over the 
meat mixture and give it a stir 
then let it simmer for a while.

Serve it up!