Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sausage and Kale Biscuit Pie

     It's always fun when I decide to freestyle in the kitchen. It's also generally messy, but the end results are worth the destruction. The whole inspiration for this recipe came from a tube of butter-flavored biscuits that was sitting in the fridge. We tend to leave them in there until they explode, so I figured maybe I should use it. I also had a surplus of Polish sausages in the freezer, so I decided those were going in, as well. From that point I decided I was going to make a quasi pot-pie. The addition of malt vinegar was a last minute decision and one the wife and I were very pleased with. I undercooked the potatoes a bit by mistake, so in the recipe I suggest par-boiling them. If you're looking for a tasty mid-week filler meal, this might be for you! As always, any notes are in blue.

Sausage and Kale Biscuit Pie
  • 1 16-ounce tube butter flavored biscuits
  • 1 package (13-16 ounces) of Polish kielbasa, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 small red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 4 cups kale, leaves only, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Malt vinegar to taste
  1. Par-boil potatoes, about 10 minutes.
  2. Get a great big pot and sautee all the vegetables for about 10-15 minutes. (You're basically making sure the potatoes get cooked enough so they're not crunchy when you go to serve them).
  3. Add the kielbasa, oregano,black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour in the cream of mushroom soup and stir everything so the soup is coating all the ingredients evenly. 
    You should be looking at something similar in your pot at this point.
  4. Pour the bowl into a lightly greased baking dish. Sprinkle a few dashes of malt vinegar over the top of everything. Take the biscuits from the tube and lay them out in a single layer.  Bake at 350F for about 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown (the underside of the biscuits may be a bit squishy. There's not much you can do about this.) Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake another 3-5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Good times!

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