Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sausage & Peppers, plain & simple

Every once in a while you need good, home made take you back home kinda food. There are a few things that do this for me... Sausage & Peppers is one of these. I have a crockpot recipe on here.. but here's a recipe for when you want it now. When I'm just making it for myself & the kid it takes roughly 45 minutes but will take longer if you're making more than a pound of sausage. I use shortcuts, I'm not gonna lie to y'all. a bag of frozen mixed pepper strips and onions is cheaper than buying them fresh and are just as good, the only thing is you have to increase the cooking time a bit.

Here's what you need:

1 Tbs olive oil
1 pound Italian Sausage
1 bag frozen peppers & onions (or 2-3 fresh bell peppers cut into strips and 1 large yellow onion)
fresh basil
a little salt to taste

I will sometimes add a little diced red potato to the mix while the peppers & onions are cooking for a little extra texture and substance

Add the oil to the pan and heat until the oil is hot, but not smoking hot.

Add the peppers & onions and let them cook 3-4 minutes stirring occasionally.

Push the pepper mix to the side of the pan and add the sausage, turning every few minutes until browned.

Once the sausage is evenly browned slice them up and add them back to the pan with the pepper mix and cook until the peppers & onions are browned and the sausage is cooked through.

Add chopped fresh basil and a little salt to taste and you can eat it as is or on fresh Italian bread.