I’ve given this very simple dish a super tacky name.
But this dish really makes us very happy every time we eat it.
It’s a very simple dish and so easy to make. It goes with everything from pasta and rice, to accompanying fish and steaks. I like it chopped smaller for bruschetta and pizza toppings too.
400g brown mushrooms
1 large onion
5 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup bacon bits
1 teaspoon of chopped basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Use large brown mushrooms if you can, but white mushrooms are a good substitute too.
Clean and cut the mushrooms into large pieces. If they are large mushrooms, cut into quarters. If they are small, cut into half.
Peel and cut the onions into large chunks, like the mushrooms.
Peel and chop the garlic into a fine mince.
Heat a saucepan till hot and add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.
When the oil is hot, add the onions and stir fry for a minute.
Add the minced garlic and continue to stir fry till garlic is lightly browned.
Add the mushrooms.
Stir fry for a couple of minutes, tossing evenly.
Add 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. I used Masterfoods Garlic Pepper Seasoning. This is a staple in my cupboard. I use it in all dishes that call for salt and pepper. It’s delicious and convenient!
Stir the salt and pepper through.
Cover the saucepan for a minute.
Remove the lid. The mushrooms should have started to soften. Add a large dollop of butter.
Now for the yummy part – add in packaged bacon bits. This is the best kind. It’s called “Real Bacon Pieces”. You can use freshly fried bacon if you have time, but this is a lazy dish for me.
Add 1/3 cup of bacon bits. Or more, if you like. I like adding tons of this stuff.
Add 1 teaspoon of chopped basil if you have it. Or do what I do, keep a tube of minced basil at home and just squeeze some in.
Stir the herbs and bacon bits through and we’re done!
(1) Add it to hot cooked pasta and toss together with some extra virgin olive oil and salt, pepper & grated parmesan cheese. A squeeze of lemon is also fun.
(2) Serve warm with rice and it’s a yummy meal!
(3) Undercook it by a minute and use as pizza toppings. Super yumm…
(4) Serve it as a side dish with meats and seafood. I like to add a tiny splash of balsamic vinegar for this.
(5) Freshen any leftover stew by adding this while warming the stew up. The stew is hearty and yummier than yesterday!
(6) Chop the ingredients smaller and when cooked, serve it with hot crusty sliced baguettes and make bruschettas.
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