Sausages with Caramelized Onions and Peppers

November 18th, 2011 by Erin Gennow
Sausages with Peppers and Onions 2

Sausages with Peppers and Onions 2

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Sausages with Caramelized Onions and Peppers

Here’s an easy way to jazz up sausages.  Just caramelize some onions and peppers in a pan and top the sausages.  If you like your food spicy feel free to add in some hot red pepper flakes or a sliced jalapeno to the onion-pepper mixture.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 large red onion, thinly sliced

3 peppers, either red or a mix of colors (I like red, orange, and yellow), thinly sliced

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

½ teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

4 Italian sausages, or Bratwurst

4 hot dog buns

Process

Thinly slice the onion.

Remove the seeds and ribs from the peppers and thinly slice into strips.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  When the oil is hot add the sliced onions, sliced peppers, ½ teaspoon fine sea salt, and 1 teaspoon smoked paprika.  Also add in ½ teaspoon granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar.  Cook, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.  If brown bits are start sticking to the pan, pour in a bit of water and scrape them up with a wooden spoon.  This will add flavor to the onions and the peppers.

After about 20 minutes the onions and peppers should be soft.  Taste for texture and seasoning.  Add more salt if needed.

While the onions and peppers are cooking add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to another skillet and heat over medium heat.  When the oil is hot add the sausages to the skillet and cook for about 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.  Alternatively you can grill the sausages.

Place the cooked sausages in the buns and top with the cooked onion-pepper mixture.  Add yellow or Dijon mustard if you wish.

Sausage with Peppers and Onions

Sausage with Peppers and Onions

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