Quick and Easy Bread Au Gratin with Canned Meat Sauce
When you are too busy to cook, make an easy gratin with canned meat sauce. You don't need a pot or frying pan, so it is easy to clean up as well How about a main dish that is satisfying and quick to make.
Cut the bread, onion, and shimeji mushrooms into a bite-sized pieces.
Put the sliced onion in a gratin (casserole) dish and microwave it for 3 minutes.
Add the shimeji mushrooms on top of the onion from Step 2 and microwave for another 2-3 minutes until the mushroom is cooked through.
Add the bread pieces into another gratin (casserole) dish, sprinkle some olive oil, Magic Salt and mayonnaise on top and toss gently.
Add the cooked onion, shimeji mushrooms, and the wiener sausage on top and sprinkle some pepper.
Top it with the canned meat sauce. Sprinkle the cheese on top, and bake at 230℃ for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and it is done.
Garnish it with chopped parsley and enjoy it while it is still hot.
Story Behind this Recipe
When I don't even have time to cook rice, and I want to make an easy dish, I use some frozen or leftover bread that I usually have at home. I also store the canned tomato sauce as well, so when I don't have time to cook, I make this gratin. The canned items come in handy on such an occasion.
Other than the bread and the canned meat sauce, you can use any ingredients that you have in your refrigerator. You don't need to sauté or anything. Just use the gratin dish to pre-cook the ingredients in microwave. Make a simple meal, and reduce the dishes that you have to wash at the same time.