Sausage and peppers is one of my go to recipes. I’ll make it every few weeks in a big batch that we can heat up and enjoy for several days. I learned how to cook sausage and peppers from a friend who came from large Italian family in upstate New York. It wasn’t something my mom ever cooked when I was growing up.
I start with sweet Italian sausage and put it in a roasting pan with water at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Then I turn over the sausage and add more water if necessary and cook for an additional 20 minutes. The water begins deep enough to cover the sausages halfway.
While I’m waiting for the sausages to cook, I prep my peppers and onions. I usually use three peppers and one onion. I heat the olive oil with garlic, cumin and oregano. I learned in a cooking class years ago that it’s best to heat the spices in the oil to get more robust flavors. Then I saute the onions until they’re transparent.
The final step is slicing the sausages into bite sized pieces and throwing it all together in the pan to sear the sausage and meld all the delicious flavors. When I prep the veggies, I also start rice in my rice cooker
What are some of your go to meals? Did you learn your recipes from your mom, cookbooks or from friends? Another signature dish of mine is oxtail soup, which my mom taught me and I discovered in one of my Great Grandmother Nellie’s cookbooks
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I’m making lemon chicken tonight…that’s probably as close to go to meal as I have. I like experimenting so I usually wing it. I used to be a big follower of recipes, but have learned what my family does and doesn’t like
I also wing it too. Lemon chicken sounds yummy!
Yum! I make something very similar but I add roasted, cut-up red potatoes (instead of rice). It’s such an easy, satisfying meal… with leftovers!
The potatoes sound good! Yes, we love the leftovers. They have more flavor.
I am careful with the potatoes, and the veggies because both of us are on Wafarin, but we do indulge occasionally. I put two boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the bottom of a roaster brushed with spices, add potatoes and lots of carrots, an onion for hubby, and bake. We usually get two meals plus chicken soup. This week I made pie crust for chicken pot pie.
That sounds wonderful!
I love sausage and peppers! I’m sure your kitchen smelled wonderful!
I love that you’re working on your grandmother’s cookbook. I can’t wait to see your project come to life.
Thank you! I’ve been thinking about the cookbooks for years. Finally I’m doing something about them.
She would be very proud of you. 🙂
Thank you! That’s so sweet.
Looks simple and delicious.
It is! It leftovers get more flavorful after a day or two in the fridge.