Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Sausage and Peppers! Will make you an offer you cant refuse.
Talk about a simple recipe, this is it!!! For those that don’t cook, and even for those that do, this is a sure fire favorite that is cheap and easy. Reminds me a bit of myself.
The great thing about this recipe is that it’s versatile and is a one skillet dish. Easy clean up and can even be cooked on a campfire.
Like most good things whipped up in the kitchen, a cast iron skillet is a good tool for cooking sausage and peppers. The reasons are many, however for the most part the skillet enables one to properly char the veggies as well as brown the sausage to perfection
You will need:
Cast Iron well seasoned skillet
Onion halved and broken apart
Green peppers sliced
Can of your fav whole tomatoes
Fresh Italian Sausage
Red wine vinegar
Crushed red pepper flakes
Sides: Italian bread, or any variety of pasta.
First properly pre heat the cast iron, then bring to a good medium to medium high temp and brown the sausage with a bit of olive oil. Get a nice char on the meat and turn often. Remove from skillet when half done.
Next add some more olive oil and add all the veggies, garlic, etc. Let the veggies get a slight char to them and then stir. After slightly caramelized add a splash of red wine and one teaspoon of crushed red peppers and one teaspoon sugar.
Next add the sausage back into the mix and hand crush the whole tomatoes and add to the skillet along with a half cup grated parmesan cheese.
Stir in the skillet and as it thickens add about a quarter cup of red wine vinegar. Stir on medium for another 10 minutes then cover and let rest for 15-20 minutes covered. Salt and pepper to taste.
TO SERVE!!! Anyway you like. Just by itself, on a hoagie, on pasta, just about anything. Always have a little Parm on the side when serving and have at it. DELICIOUS, very inexpensive and something that is great for leftovers.
Lastly, NEVER by meat unless it is on sale. Get you sausage on a bargain and vacuum seal it for when you nee it.