Sunday, February 12, 2012

Recipe Time: Grilled Sausage with Peppers

Growing up, my mother worked a full time job and took care of us kids along with the housework, mostly on her own. So meals were simple, and usually from a box, she didn't have time for much else unless it was the weekend. But having the opportunity to be a SAHM, and especially with our daughter eating what we eat, I have made it my "job" to find delicious, yet easy and relatively cheap meals. We have tried a ton of new recipes and thankfully only a handful have been thrown into the "never again" category. This little gem is so simple and ridiculously healthy! And it doesn't take much time at all!

Grilled Sausage with Peppers

1 package sweet (or hot) Italian sausage - we use turkey sausage for a healthier alternative
1 green bell pepper, sliced into 1/2 inch ribbons
1 red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2 inch ribbons
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into 1/2 inch ribbons
1 medium onion, sliced into 1/2 inch ribbons
3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Chop all veggies into ribbons, I'm super anal about this (maybe a little OCD too, hence the different bowls) so this step, no matter the recipe, always takes me what seems like forever! I want them perfect! Don't forget the garlic!

 2. Heat 3Tbs olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. While you're doing this heat your grill up nice and hot, then lightly oil the grates.

3. Throw your veggies in the skillet and let them start to soften (about 5 minutes), then stir and cover. Cook another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. While your veggies are covered, throw the sausages on the grill. They'll take about 20-25 minutes. Flip them often and cook until no longer pink. I had to interrupt hubs man-grill time to get this photo. He's absolutely loving his new grill!

5. Uncover and stir veggies. Cook another 5 minutes. Then remove from heat and keep warm until sausage is done. If you plan it right, it'll all be done around the same time.

Voila! Excuse the fact that my husband felt the need to cut every single piece of sausage, except one, completely in half, to check for doneness. This smells absolutely delicious while cooking and is surprisingly filling! We served it with some Italian bread and the leftovers made for amazing sandwiches the next day. Our little one even enjoyed this recipe! Its super healthy, cheap, and ridiculously easy! A definite keeper in our books!

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