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Sliced Potatoes, Peppers, Tomatoes & Chorizo Sausage Casserole

Last Modified: 07/01/10
First Published: 07/01/10
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This casserole incorporates thin potato slices, red peppers, tomatoes and onions as well as flavorful chorizo sausage into a delicious and substantial dish. Don't be afraid to use plenty of oil when making this dish – first we fry the thin potato slices quickly in oil on the stove to halfway cook them and give them some color, next we use oil for frying up tomatoes, peppers and canned onions along with spices such as chili pepper, cumin and paprika ( themes that show up again from the chorizo) and it all comes together very nicely.

Another way to think of this is as a spicy lasagna with potatoes instead of pasta and no cheese – however this dish would probably be even better with some ricotta cheese, so that wouldn't be a bad idea.

If you happen to have a lot of potatoes on hand, then you can't go wrong with this dish, and of course you could vary what type of sausage you use, we happen to really like chorizo because it comes with a lot of flavor, however you could certainly mix it up a bit.

6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • about 3 lbs potatoes, sliced into ¼ inch slices
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 1 large 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Some oregano, fresh if you have access to it
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 pack of chorizo, sliced very thinly (as thin as you can and still get slices)

Method:

Put the oven on 375 degrees. In a generous amount of oil, fry up the potatoes in batches, a couple of minutes on each side. Once they are a touch brown, distribute them in a 9x12 pyrex dish. Continue frying up all the potatoes and place in the dish.

When all the potatoes are fried up, add onions and peppers along with some salt, and fry for about 10 minutes on the stove.  Add the spices, stir a bit, then add diced tomatoes, the garlic and the oregano and let simmer for a few minutes.

Pour the pepper tomato sauce on top of the potatoes and distribute evenly. Lastly, place the sliced sausage all across the top of the dish. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until it's completely cooked through.