Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sausage and Peppers


It's always helpful to have meals in your back pocket that are quick and easy.  Dishes that require minimal time to prepare and groceries that often times you have on hand.  As well as a dish your family won't groan when you tell them what your dinner plan for the night is.

This dish is one of my favorite "throw together" meals.  I almost always have sausage links sitting in our freezer for a rainy day and peppers and onions are almost always on hand.  If you don't have the array of colored peppers I made this dish with, you can use whichever peppers you have.  Pantry item dishes are inexpensive and cost effective, which are very helpful for everyone this time of year.

It's a no fuss meal with little prep work.  Just slicing of some peppers and onions, let the ingredients cook, toss it all together with a little seasoning, and you have a meal fit for your whole family to enjoy! 


Recipe Tip:
  • This meal would also be great in a grinder roll, topped with provolone cheese, and thrown under your broiler to melt for football Sunday.
  • To save time, I recommend broiling your sausage links instead of sauteing.  It's faster if you're limited on time.


Begin by cutting your pepper in half, remove the seeds and white inside, and slice into 1/2 inch thick slices.  Cut your onion in half and slice into 1/2 inch thick slices as well:


Then in a large skillet, saute your sausages on high/medium heat.  To save time, you can also lay your sausage links on tin foil and broil them, turning every few minutes so each side gets browned:


When using your skillet, turn your links until all sides are browned.  Your links will not be fully cooked at this time:



Transfer your sausage links to a separate plate and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to your skillet.  Then add your peppers and onions.  Cook over high heat for about 20-30 minutes:


Allow your peppers and onions to saute until they appear softened and your onions are translucent:


Meanwhile, slice your sausages diagonally in 1/4 inch thick pieces:


Continue until all of your links are sliced:

Once your peppers and onions have finished cooking, add your sliced sausages, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder:


Then your Tabasco sauce:


Stir until combined and continue to cook over medium heat until your sausage is fully cooked:



Serve over roasted potatoes or white rice:






Sausage and Peppers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients
8 sausage links
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1 large onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
5 dashes of Tabasco sauce (optional- adjust to your desired taste)

Directions
Begin by cutting your pepper in half, remove the seeds and white inside, and slice into 1/2 inch thick slices.  Cut your onion in half and slice into 1/2 inch thick slices as well.  Then in a large skillet, saute your sausages on high/medium heat.  To save time, you can also lay your sausage links on tin foil and broil them, turning every few minutes so each side gets browned.  When using your skillet, allow your links to saute for a few minutes, then turn until all sides are browned (your links will not be fully cooked at this time).  Transfer your sausage links to a separate plate.

Then add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to your skillet and add your peppers and onions.  Cook over high heat for about 20-30 minutes.  Allow your peppers and onions to saute until they appear softened and your onions are translucent.  Meanwhile, slice your sausages diagonally in 1/4 inch thick pieces.  Continue until all of your links are sliced.  Once your peppers and onions have finished cooking, add your sliced sausages, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.  Then your tabasco sauce.  Stir until combined.  Continue to cook over medium/high heat until your sausage is fully cooked.  Serve over roasted potatoes or white rice.


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10 comments:

  1. I so love this dish. Infact I will admit I do order it as an appetizer at my favorite Italian restaurants besides my maine cource. I haven't tried a 30 minute recipe with this dish but you talked me in to it.

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  2. YUM! This looks soooo good! I love the idea of having this on a grinder roll topped with provolone. I can't wait to make this!

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  3. Oh, yes. This looks good on anything or on its own.

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  4. One of my favorite easy dishes - it never fails to please. But never did the tabasco sauce trick. Hmmmm...sounds perfect!

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  5. This sounds great! Perfect for a quick weeknight meal. I love your idea of putting it on a roll...yum!

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  6. Oh this is just how I want my dinner to look like. We love sausage and peppers... this just looks so flavourful :)

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  7. Looks so tasty. I love these flavors cooked together. Sometimes it's the easy to throw together dishes that really hit the spot.

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  8. What a great go-to dinner for weeknights!

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  9. A standby in my mom's kitchen growing up. Come to think of it, it's probably time to whip a plate myself. Love S&Ps...

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