Spanish Comfort Food (egg & Sausage Casserole)

Total Time
45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

A number of years ago in a village in Spain I was served a dish similar to this recipe and thought of it as true comfort food.It was baked in a clay oven. It's been a while but this is my version of it. It was served for breakfast but I think of it more as a one dish dinner meal. It is an easy recipe with minimal preparation. You can make it ahead, reheat adding the eggs for the last 10 minutes. It can be as spicy or as tame as you like simply by choosing a type of sausage that you like. If you can get Portuguese Linguica sausage they would be perfect. I used Spanish Corizo-a very robust sausage full of smoke & flavor, You may even try Ham slices instead of sausage. The cook time is for making the recipe straight through-for "do ahead" allow another 40 minutes

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 13 cup mixed sweet red and green pepper, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil or 34 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (7 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 34 cup canned peas and carrots, drained (14 oz can will give you left overs to use in something else or fresh Peas and Carrots, cooked)
  • 4 -6 red potatoes, cooked,left whole if small or quartered if larger
  • 10 ounces smoked sausage, cut in 3/4 " pieces (Portuguese Linguica, Spanish Chorizo or sausage of your choice)
  • 2 teaspoons hot paprika
  • 14 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 -4 eggs (at least one egg per person)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Saute the onion & garlic in the vegetable oil until the Onion is translucent and the garlic is aromatic apprx 5 minutes
  3. Add peppers & celery, cook a further 2 minutes
  4. Add tomato sauce, sausage, potatoes & lemon juice
  5. Sprinkle in the Paprika
  6. Add drained peas & carrots & wine
  7. Bring to a simmer
  8. Transfer to a casserole dish with a lid
  9. You may now continue to finish the dish or refrigerate it until 1 hour before serving bringing it to room temperature before placing it in the oven, If you have made this as a "do-ahead" allow 30 minutes at 375F to heat it to simmering
  10. If you are continuing with the recipe without "doing ahead" place the casserole in the 375F oven and bring the contents to a bubbling simmer 5-10 minutes
  11. Make a depression for each egg, crack in the eggs, cover and place back in the oven
  12. Cook for apprx 10-15 minutes or until the eggs are done to your liking
  13. Have one or two eggs on top of the sausage/vegetable mixture on each plate or bring the whole caaserole to the table
Most Helpful

This was great, I uses a very spicy Italian sausage and it was wonderful. The presentation was so nice. Its like a breakfast goulash, We loved it. Its a winner. Good luck.

Dancer^ March 07, 2005