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Chicken Sausage with Peppers


My friends. This sausage and peppers recipe has a secret ingredient.



Well, I guess it isn’t a secret now, is it?

In all honestly, using an IPA resulted in a whee bit of a hoppy sausage mix that the huz loved and I was ‘meh’ on. I’d prefer to rock this recipe to a nice mild beer for a little less intensity BUT it turned out really really well!

Chicken Sausage with Peppers


    1 Tbls Olive Oil
    5 chicken sausage links, sliced diagonally, 1/3" thick
    1 large onion, sliced
    3 red bell peppers, sliced
    1 12-oz bottle of beer
    3 oz tomato paste
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1 Tbls fresh thyme
    1 Tbls chopped cilantro
    1 Tbls hot sauce
    1 16-ounce bag of frozen greens (we used mustard greens)
    salt and pepper to taste


In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, stirring occasionally.

Remove sausage from pan. Add onion and peppers to pan and saute until starting to caramelize, stirring only occasionally.

Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for 30-45 minutes until reduced to a thick sauce and vegetables are soft.

Stir in sausage and greens and heat through. Salt and pepper as necessary.
Serve over penne or with rice.

Serving Size: Makes 4 2-cup servings


The secret to making this really good is to make sure that you really brown the sausage. We like it crusty.


The meal looks a hot mess but it was all sorts of good and super filling. And I’m still loving our gluten-free chicken sausage Costco find!


5 Responses

  1. Sounds great! This is perfect for me. Thanks for sharing!


  2. That is making my tummy growl! I love sausage….I’m really going to enjoy this one…

  3. Looks fabulous! I like serving it on rice….in the Little Kitchen, the boys will most likely add cheese and a sturdy bun to make a sammy….looks delish!

  4. Wow that looks soo good!

  5. That looks like a terrific meal!

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