we have been in an italian phase recently. this recipe tastes good without the potatoes too (can add more bell peppers if you do that).
italian sausages with peppers, onions, and potatoes
from the best 30-minute recipes (america’s test kitchen)
note form atk: best with combo of red, yellow, orange; balsamic vinegar can be substituted for sherry vinegar.
2 tbsp olive oil
1.5 lb. itlian sausage, cut into 1″ lengths
1 lb. red potatoes, cut into 1″ wedges
2 bell peppers, cored and sliced thin
1 onion, sliced thin
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup water
1 tsp minced fresh oregano, or 1/2 tsp dried
1 tbsp sherry vinegar
1. brown sausages: heat 1 tbsp of oil in 12″ skillet over medium-heat until just smoking. brown sausages lightly on all sides, about 3 minutes total. transfer to plate and set aside.
2. microwave potatoes: meanwhile, toss potatoes with remaining 1 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper in microwave-safe bowl. cover tightly with plastic wrap and microwave on high until potatoes begin to soften, 5-7 minutes, shaking bowl (w/o removing plastic) to toss potatoes halfway through.
3. saute peppers and onion: pout off all but 1 tbsp fast from skillet. add bell peppers and onion and return to medium-high heat skillet until peppers begin to soften, about 5 minutes. stir in tomato paste and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
4. cook sausages: stir in wine, water, and oregano, scraping up any browned bits, and bring to a simmer. nestle sausages and potatoes into vegetables, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. cook until sausages are no longer pink in center and potatoes are tender, 10-12 minutes.
5. season: stir in vinegar and season with salt/pepper to taste. serve.
comments: the first time we made this, the sausages took longer to cook, so the next time we let them cook more in the first step. depends how big you cut them too. we also used red wine vinegar, which seemed to work out fine. and i like a high ratio of veggies to meat, so i’d probably add more onions/peppers next time too. a really easy and good recipe! you can get pretty cheap sausages at costco too (5 lb./$10).