Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dad's Sausage Supper

This was my Dad's all time favorite dish that my mom made while I was growing up.  It's full of delicious, colorful veggies.  I lightened up my mom's recipe by using smoked turkey sausage.  Plus it's a quick and easy recipe!  It comes together in about 30 minutes.

Here's what you need:
1 package smoked sausage (I used Eckridge Smoked Turkey Sausage)
1 green pepper, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 medium white onion, thinly sliced
1 can diced tomatoes (if you want something spicy, use Rotel tomatoes)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
salt and pepper
rice for 6 servings (I used brown rice)

Makes 6 servings

Here's what to do:
Cut sausage into round slices.

In a skillet on medium heat, begin to saute sausage until it browns.

While sausage is cooking, slice onions.  Then add to skillet with sausage.  Stir mixture.

Slice green peppers and add to skillet with sausage and onions. Stir mixture.

Slice red peppers and add to green peppers, onions, and sausage. Stir mixture.

Add salt, pepper and garlic.  Cook until peppers and onions are tender.  It usually takes about 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Add 1 can of diced tomatoes with juice.  Stir mixture and let simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions.  Serve sausage, pepper, onion, and tomato mixture over rice.

This is the basic recipe, but if you want to change the protein to chicken or shrimp, that would taste great too. You can also make a vegetarian version by using mushrooms, eggplant,or tofu.  If you like something spicier, add Rotel tomatoes or a few dashes of hot sauce.

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