Traditional Newfoundland Seven Layer Dinner
This meal can be made the night before then wrapped and placed in the fridge until you are ready the next day to bake it.
If you like you can peel all your vegetables and soak them in cold water over night, just cover them and place in the fridge to stay cool.
This meal contains mostly vegetables and can be a perfect vegetarian dish just leave out the sausage.
This meal is a old fashion dish from years ago because vegetables was very plentiful in Newfoundland we had a lot of farmers, and the same goes for fishermen, people would exchange there goods with each other.
They called it the barter system, back in the day there were lots of big families and this way you had access to healthy food choices.
I'm very pleased to be bringing these delicious meals from years ago to you and to many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians all over the world.
- Potatoes - 3
- Onions - 3
- Carrots - 3
- Rice - 1/4 Cup
- Green Peas - 1 Can
- Sausage of Choice - 1 or 2 Ibs
- Tomato Soup - 1 Can
- Cold Water - 1 Cup
- Sea salt - Pinch
- Black or White Pepper - Pinch
- Green Onions - 1 or 2 sticks
1- Peel, wash and cut, all vegetable's up and place it all separate into a bowl.
2- Grease a deep casserole dish and start layering the following.
3- Start layering potatoes on the bottom, then a layer of thinly sliced onions, season in between each layer with salt and pepper.
4- Next layer thinly sliced carrots, sprinkle your uncooked rice of choice.
5- Top with a can of green peas and its juice, add thinly sliced partly cooked sausages. In a frying pan lightly fry your sausage of choice cut them in small pieces.
6- Next pour a can of tomato soup over the layers and rinse the can with half of cold water pour over top of everything.
7- Top with a pinch of salt and pepper cover casserole dish with foil wrap and bake in a 350° oven for 1 hour or 1 1/2 until tender.
Depending on your oven.
When cooked keep on a low heat until ready to serve. Top with green onions.
This meal was one my Dad made for many years, he would make it with Bologna and Vienna sausages.
I remember him making sure the wood stove was burning well and then he would take out his cast iron pan and place it on the stove top to heat up.
Then he will start layering the vegetables and ingredients then top with Bologna and tomato soup, sometimes if he didn’t have tomato soup he would use ketchup.
Meals like this one will go along ways, many people had big families.
Mom would have fresh bread baked and a pot of tea warming on the stove top, Mmmmmm” I can smell it now.
My Dad grow his own vegetables and every second year he would try something new, he also grow garlic and broccoli he would like to try new vegetables to see if we would like them.
Many wonderful memories of our Dad working very hard in the garden to make sure we had enough vegetables to last all winter.
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