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Italian Sausage and Peppers

This is, according to the internet and this AllRecipes recipe, a traditional Italian dish. I do occasionally like to pretend that I have some Italian heritage, so I figured this would be easy enough to tackle.

The best thing about this dish to me was the fact that it used the sausage that I got so cheaply last week and tasted so flavorful that I actually looked forward to eating it for dinner each night. I served the sausage and peppers alongside some rice because… rice.

Ingredients and Final Product
83% Carbs
7% Fat

Ingredients Amount Cost (USD) Protein (g) Carbs (g) Fat (g) Calories (kcal)
Italian Sausage 5.75 oz (cooked) $0.47 16g 3g 20g 518 cal
Green Bell Peppers 2 pepper $1.78 2g 14g 0g 66 cal
Red Bell Peppers 1 pepper $0.99 1g 8g 0g 37 cal
Onion 2 onion $1.38 4g 28g 0g 88 cal
Olive Oil 1 tbsp $0.10 0g 0g 14g 120 cal
Fresh Garlic 3 clove $0.10 1g 3g 0g 12 cal
Diced Tomatoes w/ Chiles 1.75 cup $1.69 4g 18g 0g 88 cal
Basil 1 tsp $0.20 0g 0g 0g 2 cal
Oregano 1 tsp $0.08 0g 1g 0g 6 cal
White Wine Vinegar 4 tbsp $0.28 0g 0g 0g 20 cal
White Rice 2.5 dry cups $1.00 30g 360g 0g 1700 cal
Total - - $8.07 57g 435g 34g 2656 cal
Total/Meal — — $1.61 11g 87g 7g 531 cal

Step 1

The first thing I did was cook up my sausages in a pan with a little bit of oil. I cooked them just until they were about 3/4ths cooked- 5 or so minutes. While the sausages were cooking, I chopped the peppers, onions, and garlic. Additionally, I went ahead and put the rice in my rice cooker so it would be ready for serving when the sausage was finished.

Cooking Sausages and Chopped Ingredients

Step 2

Once the sausages were cooked, I went ahead and sliced/weighed them to get an accurate calorie count.

Next, I cooked the peppers and onions as well as the white wine vinegar in the pan for about 5-7 minutes until the onions were translucent. It should smell delicious! I think I am just a huge fan of white wine vinegar, but after cooking down the peppers in it, it should smell like you are ready to chow down.

Cooking the Peppers

Step 3

Once the peppers were cooked, I added seasonings/spices, the can of diced tomatoes, as well as the cooked sausage. I stirred to incorporate and continued to cook for another 10 minutes until the sausages were fully cooked.

Adding Spices, Tomato, and Sausage

That’s it! I served them alongside some white rice.

Final Sausage Dish