Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
I don't now where I got this recipe but I'm sure I saved it because it puts a combination of some of my favorite ingredients in my favorite presentation - a one pot meal!
- 1 lb bulk pork sausage
- 1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
- 1 large bell pepper, cut into thin strips
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen okra, thawed (NOT breaded okra!)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 1⁄2 cups self-rising cornmeal (see Self-Rising Cornmeal)
- 1 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
- Heat oven to 425ºF. Grease a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan.
- In a large skillet, crumble sausage and cook till well browned, about 8 minutes, stirring often. Pour off excess fat, leaving a scant amount (1 teaspoon or so).
- Add onion, bell pepper and garlic to browned sausage. Cook until tender, stirring often.
- Stir in peas, tomatoes and thyme. Cook just until heated through, about 2 minutes.
- Gently stir in okra.
- Pour into baking pan.
- Make topping:.
- Either: Mix up 2 packages of your favorite packaged brand.
- Or: Combine the listed topping ingredients in a medium boml. Stir until smooth. Don't overbeat.
- Spoon topping into pan around edges of sausage mixture.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Yum Yum! This was delicious and a good way to use the okra we had rather than frying. I used hot sausage and that gave it an extra kick, which I loved but was a little too hot for the hubby! Will definitely be making this one again.
ok i switched this up alittle bit veggie wise - to suit my familys tastes... i used green, red and yellow bell peppers, a bag of frozen corn, greenbeans, peas, and baby carrots, and the called for onion and i accidentally bought diced tomatoes with green chilis.. oh well.. ole! lol I used two boxes of jiffy mix - and def needed 25 minutes because at 20 the topping was still alittle uncooked... i put hot pork sausage on 1/3 of it and just hamburger on the other side - hence my foil devider in the pics.... I had enough topping to almost cover the whole top, and i just put big glops spaced out over the whole pan.. all and all a pretty good recipe
This is so very delicious! Hubby requested that I make it at least once a week from now on! I used Jiffy cornbread mix for the topping. I only baked mine for 20 minutes and it was definitely golden brown by that point. Thanks for real keeper SusieQusie!!