First go gather your ingredients.
a variety of chopped veggies
1 each yellow, red & green bell peppers,
2 yellow squash,
1 red onion
(we couldn't find any eggplant but that would have been tasty too)
2 jars of medium sized artichoke hearts cut into 1/4 pieces
1 can of olives
2 cans of diced tomatoes (Italian)
This fed a family of 9 - with leftovers. If you have a smaller family you may want to 1/2 this recipe. And really, you can't go wrong with Ratatouille....it's an Italian golash of sorts. I would think that anything "Italian" goes! So don't hold back.
Oh, and before I forget....we added two pinches each of:
Just so you know...if we can't find fresh we will get our spices/herbs from the Mexican Food aisle at the super market.
Since our batch was rather large we cooked this recipe in a large dish that we have dubbed our "lasagna dish". But, if you are cutting this recipe, a 9x12 should do fine. Remember, just have fun with it. It's slop for goodness sake...a VERY yummy form of slop. But, slop none the less.
This recipe is mainly cooked in a skillet. So, go grab that too. We do recommend using cast iron....once you get the hang of seasoning (which is rather quite easy despite the myths) it makes a GREAT non-stick skillet! Plus it is much more healthier than Teflon (don't EVEN get me started on that).
Ok, without further ado...let's get started!
Serve with a crisp
and some sliced
buttered with fresh
Let's take another look at the finished dish.
For those of you who remembered, here is a sneak peek at another recipe I will be posting here within the next week....