Best Ever Sausage with Peppers, Onions, and Beer!

Best Ever Sausage with Peppers, Onions, and Beer!

Robert M. Catalano 0

"This is an excellent recipe I came up with one day. Serve with some nice Italian bread, and a bottle of your favorite beer."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 724 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 724 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 50 g
  • 77%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 33.4 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 2249 mg
  • 90%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Cook sausage until browned on all sides. Remove sausage from pan, and set aside. Pour in 1 bottle of beer to deglaze the pan, scraping up any blackened bits from the bottom. Place the red peppers, green peppers, onions and garlic in the pan. Stir in the remaining beer and the tomato paste. Season with oregano, cilantro, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Cover, and simmer until onions and peppers are tender. Slice the sausages into bite size pieces, and add to the peppers. Cover, and simmer until sausage is cooked through.
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Wow! Really good! I actually made this in the crockpot because I was at work all day. I cut the sausage up first, browned it on the stove top. Put the sausage, onions, and peppers in the crockpot. Then I made the sauce (beer, tomato paste, and seasonings) on the stove in the pan I had used to brown the sausage. Added the sauce to the crockpot and cooked on low all day. We made into sandwiches and it had great flavor!


This was a first for me. I have NEVER used beer with my sausage and peppers before. And look what I've been missing all this time! I used 2lbs. spicy Italian sausage, so I left out the hot sauce. I only had 2 each red and green bell peppers, so that's what went in the skillet, along with the 2 onions, 4 cloves of garlic, 1-1/2 cans of beer (I was thirsty), the tomato paste, 2 Tbsp. each of fresh chopped oregano and basil, and a sprinkle of dried parsley. Wouldn't have added cilantro even if I'd have had it. We ate these on Italian bread subs, and they were Oh-so-yummy! Even better for lunch the next day. Thanks, Robert... this recipe is now in my "Tried and True" file.

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GREAT Recipe! I made this recipe yesterday. I browned the sausage and removed it from the pan, and added the onions, red peppers, and green peppers letting them absorb the sauce from the sausages. I removed the onions and peppers from the pan, and added the garlic, beer, tomato paste, 3 tablespoon of hot sauce, 1 tablespoon of oregano and fresh parsley, salt & black pepper. I let it simmer for about 10 minutes and I cut the sausage into bite size added everything back in pan, and continue cooking in low heat for about 45 minutes. I served it with rice. It came out Super! my husband and daughter loved it. For sure I will do this recipe again. Thanks for sharing.