Sausage and Peppers

Serves 4+
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Website Adapted from Elise Bauer's Sausage and Peppers at Simply Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3-4 fresh sausages (mild or hot italian turkey would be my choice)
  • 4-5 red, green and/or yellow bell peppers (seeded and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1 large sweet (vidalia) onion (sliced into 1/4 inch half-moons)
  • 2 large cloves of garlic (sliced thinly)
  • 800ml fire roasted diced tomatoes (plain diced or stewed tomatoes would work too)
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves roughly chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or a pince of red pepper flakes)

Directions

1. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add sausages and brown them slowly, turning often until evenly browned all over. This take about 12-15 minutes. Remove sausages from pan and set aside.
2. Raise heat to high. Add peppers and onions, cooking for 3-4 minutes, searing some of the pieces and until they begin to get soft. Add garlic, sauté for one more minute.
3. Add tomatoes, oregano and cayenne pepper. Add sausages back in to pan on top of peppers/onions. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 until peppers and onions are very soft.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cool slightly before cutting up sausage into bite sized pieces and serving over rice/pasta/polenta, or leaving them intact and serving in a crusty bun.