Irish Meal in a Bowl, Baked Chopped
By KC the Kitchen Chopper,
How much more Irish can this get? Corned Beef, Cabbage (Sauerkraut), Potatoes, Peas, Irish Cheddar and more. Bake it now or make it ahead. That’s the versatility of The Baked Chopped. I chose to put this together early in the AM and bake it when guests arrived. There are so many veggies and healthful ingredients in this Baked Chopped, you’ll need two baking sheets and at least a 13 X 9 Baking dish to contain it all! I used my brand new shiny Lasagna Pan from All Clad!
I made this for friends for Oscar night, knowing St. Paddy’s day is not far away. Planning ahead! I made a similar Baked Chopped last year. I thought I’d tweak it with one additional healthful ingredient. We covered Probiotics in Week 7 of “The Real Food Experience” so Sauerkraut has more than ever been on my radar. It’s one of the easiest Stealthy/Healthy ingredients you can add to a Chopped.
This recipe is naturally Gluten Free. If you want to keep it dairy free, just drop the cheese. Or if you like a vegan version of cheese you could use that. Want to make this a vegetarian Chopped? Sub the corned beef for 1 can of Red Kidney Beans (drained and rinsed).
The leftovers are so tasty topped with a runny egg. Can’t wait for lunch!
Healthful Choppertunity: Eat This Why?…Sauerkraut
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes.
Yield: Serves 6-8
Bowl/Baking Sheets Ingredients: Chop all into 1 inch uniform pieces.
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 cup Chopped Zucchini
1 cup Chopped Carrot
6 Brown Mushrooms, Chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, seeded and Chopped
1 Fennel Bulb, Chopped
1 cup Chopped Green Beans
1 Leek, Chopped
3 cups Chopped Red Potato
1 teaspoon Thyme
1 teaspoon Dried Sage
1 teaspoon Kosher or Sea Salt.
1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground Black Pepper
1 15 oz. can Tomato Sauce or 2 cups homemade
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, w no salt added
6 oz. Chopped, Sliced Deli Corned Beef. Of course you can use homemade!
1/2 cup Frozen Peas. You don’t even need to defrost them
1 cup Sauerkraut, drained and Chopped
4 oz. Grated White Cheddar Cheese. I used Irish Dubliner. Reserve 1 oz. for topping
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
Zing Factor: For it’s Stealthy/Healthy anti inflammatory properties
1 Teaspoon Turmeric
Bowl/Baking Sheet Prep:
Chop’em and Drop’em as directed into a Large Bowl. Stir all together to distribute the oil and spices. Pour half on one baking sheet and half on another. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, turning once half way through cooking time. Remove from oven and let stand. If you’re baking this now, leave the oven at the same temp. If not, reheat to 450 degrees when you’re ready.
Bowl/Sauce ingredients Prep: In the same bowl as you mixed the veggies, add the sauce ingredients including the Zing Factor, if desired. Stir to combine.
Add the roasted veggies to the bowl and stir gently. Pour the mixture into your baking dish or large casserole. Top with reserved Cheese.
Everything is cooked at this point, so all you are doing is heating everything through and creating that gooey cheesy topping everyone loves. This should take about 20 minutes. If you make it ahead, plan on about 25 minutes baking time. Let the Baked Chopped stand for about 15 minutes before… “Getting Your Spoons Ready!”
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