This is based on maanmiehenlaatiko– a Finnish one dish meal I enjoyed in the Helsinki train station in 2006. I made it for Super Bowl Sunday this year.
You need a big casserole dish for this- 4 inches high, 10X15 or so. I used a roasting pan. As well, you need a rather large frying pan.
I was serving 6, so I started with 6 smokies in the frying pan. (These are flavourful, big sausages about 1.5″ diameter and 6″ long). I diced these up into 1/2″ slices and sauteed them with 2 diced onions and 3 large carrots. The frying pan was full, but when everything was cooked, I poured the mix into the casserole dish.
Next I chopped up a small head of cabbage, stirred in a large 28 oz can of diced tomatoes and simmered in the frying pan until the cabbage was cooked, then it was poured into the casserole dish. Everything was stirred together.
Finally, about 4 cups of frozen hash brown potatoes were sauteed in the frying pan until they were thoroughly cooked and then they were stirred into the casserole dish.
Seasoning salt, black pepper and 1 tbsp of dill weed sprinkled and stirred gently to combine all ingredients.
Bake the casserole for an hour at 350 degrees.