Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A One Pot Easy Meal

One Pot Sausage and Peppers
Weeknights can be a challenge in getting a meal on the table.    Does your family schedule make it difficult to to coordinate meals between sports practices, dance classes, or club meetings? 

A one pot meal that can be served whenever it is convenient is what you need on for those crazy hockey practice night...or parent-teacher conference night...or...well, I think you get the point. 

Some nights we just need an easy, satisfying meal.

This sausage and peppers, one pot dish is a perfect solution.  It can be served on torpedo rolls with melted provolone cheese for sandwiches, or spoon it over penne pasta, or use it as a topping for your favorite pizza dough.   You can even make a double batch and keep it in your refrigerator ready to serve as hot sandwiches on night and then tossed with your favorite pasta a second night. 

One Pot Sausage and Peppers
Serves 6-8
The One Pot Sausage and Peppers Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausage links
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced thinly
  • 3 medium green bell peppers, sliced thinly
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

Place the sausages in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Bring the water to a boil and and cook the sausages allowing the water to boil away. 

Add Water and Boil

This will allow the sausages to cook gently in the water, remaining tender and juicy, while the casings will become browned.  Once the water boils away, turn the sausages to be sure they brown evenly on all sides.  Remove the sausages from the pan.

Brown the Sausages

Heat the rest of the olive oil in the same skillet.  Add the peppers, garlic, and onions.   Season with 1 teaspoon salt and  1/2 teaspoon pepper to start.  Cook the pepper mixture until the peppers begin to soften.  Add the tomato paste and wine.  Cook for 2-3 minutes.  Stir in the tomatoes and simmer the mixture for 15 minutes or until the peppers are tender.

Simmer the Peppers and Tomatoes

Slice the sausages on the diagonal and return them to the pan with the pepper mixture.  Serve as desired or cool, cover and refrigerate.
Add the Sausages and Enjoy
Make this and make your life just a bit easier...Get the printable One Pot Sausage and Peppers recipe by clicking the link.


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