One Pot Meal · sausage

One Pot Meal

There are days when you want to cook without using every single vessel in the kitchen. If I had my way, I would cook one pot meal at least 5 times a week. One pot meal is comfort personified, It is like me lounging in my p.j. and reading, it is like snuggling in a blanket next to P on a cold winter evening and watching a movie, One pot meal is like a bear hugs you never want to let go off and one pot meal is so like my mum, no matter how much I complain about my life,  she gives a patient ear. Most of all One pot meal is like P, no matter how much we argue and fight ( trust me that happens more often than you know) he is the only person I can sleep peacefully next to blissfully oblivious of the world and its trials and tribulations. Basically, one pot meal is my best friend, my saviour, and ever dependable.

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This particular recipe was sitting in my hard-drive for quite some time. I cooked this the weekend we got our new dining table. I was tired , exhausted and totally out of energy. Cooking was the last thing I wanted and instant noodles is not my answer to  dinner normally. So this is what I came up with

Sausage Tortilla Bell Pepper and Onion Meal

The best thing about this dish is that you throw everything into the pan/dutch oven, cover and forget about it, for the next  45 mins to an hour.

Ingredients:

  • Sausages 5-6 ( I used spicy Italian, the thick ones, you can use any even the small ones)
  • Onion-1 yellow ( or any kind) thinly sliced
  • Garlic-3 cloves finely chopped
  • Fennel seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • 1 red chille pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced ( or any colour of you choice)
  • I can ( 14 oz) of tomatoes ( stewed) { If you have fresh tomatoes you can use that abt 4}
  • 2 table spoon of Tomato paste
  • 2 cups of Chicken stock or any other flavoured stock
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil-4 table spoon ( 1+3)
  • 2 table spoon of Balsamic Vinegar
  • A bowl of corn tortillas
  • Sugar 1 teaspoon ( optional)

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How:

  • Start by Heating a heavy bottom pan, or a dutch oven with olive oil Place the sausages in and add 1-inch water . Allow the mixture to come to a boil, then reduce the heat a bit and allow the water to boil away. The sausages will gently cook through in the water, and then the oil will crisp the casings up to a deep brown. Remove the sausages to a plate lined with Kitchen Roll, to allow the extra oil to drain.
  • Next in the same pan heat  3 more table spoon of  olive oil over medium-heat, stir in fennel seed and chilli pepper, then add in the , onions, and garlic and saute till the onions go limp. Next add the pepper and , season with salt and pepper and cook 15 minutes to soften. Stir in the tomato paste 1 minute, then balsamic vinegar for 1 minute more. Add the chicken stock and canned tomatoes. Cover and let it cook on medium heat for about 25 mins or so.
  •  Remove the cover and add  in the sausage. It can be done two ways, either you slice  them into circular pieces or add them as whole. I like my sausage whole so the choice is really your. Finish it off with tortilla, ground pepper and parsley.
  • Serve with toasted bread along side.

Note:

If you find the taste a bit to tarty, add about a teaspoon of sugar to balance out the taste.

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5 thoughts on “One Pot Meal

  1. This looks and sounds delicious! I Love that it is a one pot meal – AND that you can wrap it in tortillas – my kind of meal!

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