Dr. Martin's Mix

Dr. Martin's Mix

This is pure comfort food and is a dish that I remember well from my childhood. When I was old enough, I took over cooking dinner for my family since my mom, by that time, was working full-time outside the home. This is one of the first dishes I learned to make. We always had it with tossed salad. The original recipe was in Erma Bombeck’s I Hate to Cook Book. Last week, I made this for dinner when we had a friend visiting from out of town and she loved it. I hope you do as well!

1 lb. bulk sausage (you can use breakfast sausage or Italian sausage)
1 green pepper, diced
1/2 C. onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
3 C. chicken broth
1 1/2 C. uncooked rice
1 1/2 T. worcestershire sauce

1. Brown the sausage in a skillet or large pan with a lid. Break the sausage up into small pieces as it cooks. Drain excess fat.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.
3. Put the lid on and let simmer on low heat for 45 minutes to an hour or until all the broth is absorbed and the rice is done. Fluff with fork and serve. Serves 4

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7 Responses to “Dr. Martin's Mix”
  1. forsythkid says:

    This recipe got my attention! Actually, anything that has sausage in the mix is of interest to one one a strict diet like myself. I will give this a try. The recipe looks like it could easily be added to also. Maybe diced potatoes or tomato sauce and basil. See, you got me to thinking. Thanks for the blog!

  2. Sandi says:

    I made a very similar dish for my children when they were growing up – it was always a favorite. Instead of bouillon I used dry french onion soup mix, instead of green pepper I used whole fresh or canned button mushrooms, lean ground beef instead of pork, some chopped spinach and a clove of minced garlic, brown rice instead of white and plenty of liquid to cook it in for about an hour.

  3. Ang says:

    Peg Bracken. Not Erma Bombeck.
    Both were very funny, but Ms Bracken wrote funny cook books.
    This one is from I Hate To Cook Book by Peg Bracken.

  4. Patrick says:

    This was a childhood favorite of mine too! My mom still makes it for me when we visit! And now I make for my kids and they love it (and their friends ask for it every time they have a sleepover).

    I always use Italian sausage (just the regular, not the hot – our 3 yr old doesn’t like the spice… yet). I’ve tossed in saute’d garlic before, but it really doesn’t need it if you use the Italian sausage. Serve it plain, with steamed veggies, or we sometimes wrap it in a flour tortilla & add a little salsa & egg for an awesome breakfast burrito!

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