Friday, March 15, 2013

Beer Bacon Skillet with Meat and Potatoes in Just 30 Minutes

A fabulous meat and potatoes skillet made especially for my Iowa bred husband.  A man's meal that I fell head over heals in love with.  Seriously it is amazingly sweet and savory with a special ingredient that makes this dish ahhhh-mazing!

Yield: 6-8
Author: Donna Elick
30-Minute Hearty Meat and Potatoes Skillet

30-Minute Hearty Meat and Potatoes Skillet

With a Hearty Meat and Potatoes Midwestern Skillet that goes from prep to plate in just 30 minutes everyone will be happy. Your favorite sausage, sweet onions and array of potatoes are cooked in an indescribably delicious ale sauce.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 1 pound sweet Italian chicken sausage (or your favorite sausage)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into ¼-inch rings
  • 3 medium potatoes, sliced into ¼-inch coins (I used 1 sweet, 1 red and 1 Russett potato)
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer, (I used Blue Moon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium chicken base
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, cover. Brown on each side, turning once.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay bacon on the prepared baking pan, touching, but not overlapping. Place pan into oven (while it is still preheating) and bake for 15-20 minutes until bacon is crisp.
  3. Slice onion and add to skillet. Stir and add beer, salt and pepper. Cover.
  4. Slice potatoes with knife or mandoline to 1/4-inch thick. Add to skillet and stir. Add water and chicken base. Stir and cover.
  5. Add frozen green beans to skillet. Stir to combine. Cover.
  6. Combine butter and flour in a small mixing bowl. Stir until you have a smooth mixture and add to skillet.
  7. Remove cover and allow mixture to boil for 5 minutes. Lower heat if necessary. As sauce thickens, remove from heat. Serve and enjoy!

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