A Guilty Pleasure…
There’s nothing “artisan”, “organic” or “sustainable” about this recipe. But, hey, that’s why these posts start with “What I Eat When No One Is Looking”. These are mostly recipes that take me back to childhood. Any chef/cook/foodie that claims they never ate food like this is lying. I actually prefer this dish to many of the fancier options that my increased culinary skills (and thiccer wallet) allow me to prepare now. Embrace your love of cheap, flavorful food and hop on this mouth-wateringly greasy trip down memory lane with me!!
No Fancy-Schmancy Sausages Allowed…
Yes, you can dress up this sausage-fest with premium meat, but but that totally defeats the purpose. To achieve the authentic spirit of a guilty pleasure, you really need to go old-school and go for your Hillshire Farm, Farmer John’s type of sausage. If you want to be truly legit, you’ll skimp even further and go for the store brand. Kroger, I see you!!
There is just something about a bargain priced extruded meat product that can’t be reproduced with “higher quality” ingredients. You’re not eating this every day, live a little!!
It’s kind of like a sausage fajita…
Just without the tortilla and served atop a bed of steaming white rice.😍😍😍 The other big difference is that I like to really caramelize my onions so they are sweet like candy.
The rice, it must be white…
I know, brown rice is healthier, but is HEALTHY really our target here? And besides, I don’t think my parents (who are responsible for this sad addiction) had an inkling that rice came in other colors.
White rice has the power to absorb all of the sausagy-oniony-peppery goodness of this one-skillet meal and deliver it to your taste buds transformed into something that transcends a simple weeknight meal.
Less talking, more eating…
I freely admit, I have made this for a crowd and eaten it all myself. I like it that much. Stop with the questions, just Put It In Yo Mouth.
Smoked Sausage with Peppers & Onions
- 1 lbs Cheap Smoked Sausage Hillshire Farm, Farmer John’s, Kroger, etc.
- 1 lbs Onion, slivered Select a sweeter variety
- 1 lbs Bell Pepper, sliced Any color will do
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
- Steamed white rice Jasmine preferred
Preheat 12″ skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. add oil during last 2
Slice sausage to your preferred thickness, I like mine to be approx 1/2″
Add sausage to preheated skillet and spread evenly. Allow to brown without moving, about 3 minutes.
Stir to turn and repeat previous step.
Add onions and bell pepper and reduce heat after 1 minute to medium.
Cover skillet and caramelize onions, stirring occasionally, 7 minutes. (This will create a sauce)
Add salt and pepper to taste and turn off heat.
Serve immediately with hot white rice.
Hate yourself for loving it.