Friday, April 6, 2012

smoked sausage with peppers, onions and potatoes

This was a great meal that everyone in my family enjoyed (that's because my husband wasn't home; he's not a fan of this kind of sausage).  The kids loved the sausage and potatoes (and of course the rolls we served this with) and I loved everything. 

smoked sausage with peppers, onions and potatoes (adapted from America's Test Kitchen)
2 packages Foster Farms turkey smoked sausage, sliced
1 pound red potatoes, cut into wedges
salt and pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup to 1 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Brown sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add a little water to keep the sausages from burning on the bottom.  Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Toss potatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in microwave-safe bowl.  Cover tightly with plastic wrap and microwave on high until potatoes begin to soften, 5 to 7 minutes.
In the skillet you cooked the sausages in, add bell peppers and onion and heat until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.  Stir in tomato paste and garlic and cook until fragrant.  Stir in broth and oregano and stir to combine.  Nestle sausages and potatoes in vegetables, cover and reduce heat to medium-low.  Cook until nice and hot, 10-12 minutes.  Stir in vinegar and season with salt and pepper.  Serve with rolls.

What I have to say- you may not need to cook 2 packages of smoked sausage.  My kids LOVE it so to make sure I get some I have to cook up 2 packages.


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  2. I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a go. I was a little hesitant about putting tomato paste with potatoes,onions and peppers but I did enjoy the flavor. I didn't have any oregano so I just sprinkled some Italian seasoning instead.

    We loved it! My husband and I each ate a bowlful and there's enough for lunch tomorrow. I'll be keeping this in my recipe rotation. I wonder what it would be like if we put it in tortillas and eat it like fajitas.

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  3. I too found this on pinterest... in a pinch of what to do with a smoked sausage. We thought this was fantastic, I served it over pasta because I didn't have potatoes and that was good as well. As almost a one pot meal (and one I don't have to watch constantly) this was a winner all around. Thanks for sharing, will definitely make again.

  4. This has become a regular meal in our household. The only change I have made is to substitute the balsamic with worcestershire sauce because I didn't have any balsamic and found that it still tasted pretty good. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. My husband made homemade smoked sausages ,this looks great I will give this recipe a try

  6. I'm cooking this right now. It looks and smells delicious. Thanks for sharing!