I had not planned to share this dish with anyone. It’s very basic and, quite honestly, I don’t have any good photos of it.
But, Mr. Nest urged me to share Homemade Sausage – As Easy as Meatloaf! with you. Naturally, that meant sharing the dish I was making at the time. This one pot meal is really yummy whether you use ready-made sausages or make your own!
When I’m tired, and don’t feel like cooking, and feel even less like going out to eat, I’ll often throw together this one-pot meal of Sausage Peppers and Onion. It’s simple, satisfying and tasty.
Servings: 2 to 3
Sausage, Peppers and Onion
What’s in it …
1 Tbsp (15 ml) good extra-virgin olive oil (I use this because tastes good, is Cailfornia certified, affordable and available at most grocery stores)
1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices (I slice top to bottom)
1 medium red bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-wide slices
1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-wide slices
12 mini-potatoes*, partially cooked and cut into halves (optional)
1 pound (453 g) precooked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices (See how I make my own sausage)
1 bay leaf
1 tsp (5 mg) coarse sea salt plus more to finish “to taste” ( I use either Aztec Sea Salt or Celtic Sea Salt, grey)
1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored and roughly cut into 3/4-inch cubes
Chopped parsley (optional)
* 1 sweet potato, peeled cut into 1-inch cubes and partially pre-cooked is a deliciously healthy substitution for the potatoes!
Stef’s Note … I always use organic produce for this meal.
How to pull it together …
In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and peppers, stir and cook until the onion just starts to turn translucent. Add the sausage, potatoes, apple pieces, bay leaf and about 1 teaspoon salt. Gently stir together until coated with oil and liquids. Reduce to low heat, and let the flavors meld for 20 to 30 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure the bottom doesn’t stick. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
Portion into bowls, sprinkle with chopped parsley and enjoy.