A Southern Grace: the obvious answer

October 11, 2016

the obvious answer


What do you do when you have two sausage links on the verge of getting slimy and green peppers popping up in your garden faster than you can feasibly consume them?

The obvious answer is, of course, to make sausage and peppers.

I had never made such a thing before and, as I'm wont to do, I immediately searched for a really easy well-reviewed and delicious-looking recipe. Many of my go-to sites had recipes using wine and tomatoes to make a more saucy dish, but my husband didn't want any of that fancy business. He wanted sausages, peppers, onions, and maybe a tiny touch of seasoning.

I aim to please, and please I did. Though my husband always eats with gusto, it's rare and special when he'll stop in the middle of eating and tell me something is really good. That was the case here, so I know I did something right!

Easy Sausage and Peppers (of course)
(printable recipe)
Serves 2
  • 2 sausage links (I used Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage, but you do you)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 large green bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup beer (or wine)(or water)(or broth)
Slice the sausage on a diagonal and place the pieces in a large skillet over medium heat and brown on all sides. This should take 8-10 minutes.
Remove most of the fat from the skillet, but leave a little to cook the veggies.
Add the veggies to the skillet and season with basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, and some salt and pepper.
Stir in the beer, scraping up the bits from the bottom of the skillet.
Continue to cook and stir until peppers and onions are tender, about 10 minutes.
Return sausage slices to skillet with the vegetables. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 5-10 minutes, or until sausage is heated through.
Serve on hoagie rolls or your bread vehicle of choice.


Angie's Recipes said...

That looks more than just good :-) I want one too.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Have you seen Dinner Rush? It's my #1 food movie that hardly anyone has ever seen. It's also the place I first saw sausage and peppers. Such a great dish!

Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder said...

sausage and peppers = one hearty sandwich! I see your focus on the "innards of the sandwich" (but I still stand by my bread is more important comment haha ;P)

scrambledhenfruit said...

I agree with your hubby when it comes to sausage and peppers- I don't need the fancy business. This does look really good, and it's making me crave a sandwich just like it. Wouldn't be surprised if sausages hopped into my grocery cart in the near future. :)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

This is my husbands favorite kind of sandwich, he grew up eating these. Looks delicious Grace.

Pam said...

Simple and delicious! Love that you are using homegrown peppers.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I didn't know that sausages and peppers were such a thing but they transform into the most welcoming looking sandwich!! :D

Unknown said...

Oh my, you make me so hungry! It looks soooo good!

Inger @ Art of Natural Living said...

Love, love, love Italian sausage with peppers! I usually throw a little pizza sauce on top too.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

This is my kind of sandwich!