The GFCF Recipe Experience: Italian Sausage with Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms
Posted Jul 15 2011 10:42am
Looking for something to grill this weekend? How about this simple Italian sausage recipe!!!
If you search for Italian sausage recipes online, you will find many different versions of a base recipe using peppers and onions. It is a classic recipe, either served on a plate or nestled in a (GFCF) hoagie roll.
Here is my version, which also brings mushrooms into the equation. My parents made something similar to this often while I was growing up, and it was always a hit with me.
One thing - as with all prepackaged meast like sausage, please read labels and do research to make sure the sausage is GFCF before purchasing. A quick look on Johnsonville's site reveals that their Sweet Italian Sausage is GFCF, as is their hot and mild Italian sausage. Four cheese, of course, is not...
This is a simple recipe that is essentially a "one pot" meal. While I grilled my sausage first, if you don't have a grill - no problem! Just brown your sausage in the saucepan prior to cooking the peppers, onions, and mushrooms, then return to the pan to simmer. Easy!
ITALIAN SAUSAGE WITH PEPPERS, ONIONS, AND MUSHROOMS
1.5 - 2 lbs. (6 - 8) Italian sausage links
1 medium-size white onion, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced in to 1 - 2" strips
1 red bell pepper, sliced into 1 - 2" strips
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 (6oz.) can tomato paste
Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add about 1 tbsp olive oil, then add the onions and peppers and saute for about 4 - 5 minute or until they begin to soften. Add the mushrooms, and continue to saute until all the vegetables are softened. Reduce the heat to low/medium-low.
Preheat your grill.
Add the tomato paste to a bowl. Add two tomato paste cans worth of water (about 1 1/2 cups) and stir to combine. Add the tomato paste mixture to the peppers, onions, and mushrooms, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the saucepan and let the mixture simmer.
When the grill is hot, use the "rules of Raichlen" - clean the grates with your grill brush, then oil the grates using tongs and a wadded paper towel dipped in oil. Add the sausage directly over the flames (or coals if using charcoal)and cook, turning frequently, until browned on all sides - about 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove the sausage from the grill and nestle the links into the peppers, onions, and mushroom mixture. Recover and simmer the sausage for about 20 minutes, turning every so often, or until the sausage is cooked through.