Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sausage & Peppers

I'm going to start this post by saying, I don't eat sausage. I've never liked it. Well, except for kielbasa. I'm a huge fan of kielbasa - if a recipe calls for sausage, I put in kielbasa. But, I digress...

My husband is Italian - second generation. He worked at both a pizzeria and a salumaria. He's a really good (if not great) Italian cook - both Italian-American dishes and peasant-style (which will have when it gets colder). Tonight, he's having the guys over for their fantasy football draft. Mind you, I've been living fantasy baseball all summer. So, for the guys, we are whipping up some sausage and peppers, armadillo eggs (recipe coming soon), wings (recipe coming soon), and chips and dip.

Sausage & Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of sweet or hot Italian sausage (other kinds of thick link sausage would be fine)
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 white onions
  • 1 can of tomato sauce (my husband is partial to Del Monte)
  • olive oil
  • salt (kosher or sea)
  • freshly ground pepper
  • garlic powder
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano

Directions:

  1. Cut onions and peppers into two inch long strips;
  2. Take out a 12 in, deep bottom pan; put a teaspoon of olive oil in, and heat it up;
  3. Once it's hot, put the peppers and onions in the pan and add two tablespoons of olive oil to coat;
  4. Once the onions & peppers are coated, add salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil, & oregano to taste;
  5. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often;
  6. Cover the pan & cook on medium high until softened;
  7. While peppers & onions are softening, in another pan, place the sausages in, put enough water to submerge them half way, cover, & cook on high for 10 minutes (flip sausages halfway through) (or you can just bbq them till done - like we did);
  8. In the pepper & onion pan, add the tomato sauce, fill the empty can with water & add to the pan - cook for another 15 minutes on high;(Skip this step if BBQ'ed)
  9. Once the sausages have been cooking for 15 minutes, drain the pan, put about a teaspoon of olive oil in and brown the sausages;
  10. Once the sausages are browned, add them to the pepper & onions. Cook 15 more minutes.
    And enjoy!

2 comments:

Susanne said...

Heard about the armadillo eggs from James. Can't wait to see the recipe. I'll have to get you to make sausage balls. It may change your mind about sausage.

Erin S. said...

I make a sausage and peppers recipe similar to this at least once or twice a month. I like the sauce spin on this recipe.