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.


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.


  • 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)



  • 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.


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

5 thoughts on “One Pot Meal

  1. The recipe looks really good.. I do have to say i cook in 1 pot/pan my wife yells at me all the time, but its easier for me that way.

  2. 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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