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