Thursday, May 14, 2015

What's For Dinner: Sweet Pepper Chicken Sausage Hoagies

Tummy rumbles....


Tonight Menu: Sweet Pepper Chicken Sausage Hoagies

Want to make this with me?

Serves: 5

What You'll Need:
  • Tomato Paste
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • Basil 
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Sugar
  • Olive Oil 
  • Mini Sweet Peppers
  • Sweet Pepper Chicken Sausages (4-5) 
  • Hoagie Buns
  • Shredded Cheese (of your choice)
  • 1/3 cup of water or chicken broth


Preparation:
1. Remove casing from sausages.
2 .Heat skillet to medium heat and allow sausage to get some charring.
Note: Sausages are fully cooked, we're just heating.
3. Flip to get charring on both sides.
4. Once they achieved the amount of charring you prefer, reduce heat, add 1/3 cup of liquid (broth or substitute water is fine).
5. Add diced onions, sweet peppers and cover.
6. While sausages simmer on low heat, prepare spiced tomato paste sauce. 

In a separate bowl add Tomato Paste.
1. Also add about a 1 tsp of each of the following: Onion Powder, Minced Garlic, Basil, Italian Seasoning and Sugar. 
NOTE: Feel free to adjust the dry spices to your palate. The "1 tsp" measurement is just to get you started. 
2. Follow with Salt and Pepper (to taste).
3. Now, add 1 - 2 tsp of olive oil to your tomato paste sauce and stir vigorously! 
4. Once spices are incorporated well and sauce is at your desired consistency, add sauce to skillet of sausage, peppers and onions and cover. 

Well sauce is heating with sausages, this is a great time to toast your hoagie buns! 

6. Add sausage and peppers mixture to buns, cover with a generous amount of shredded cheese of your choice. (we had leftover Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese). You could use Parmesan or Mozzarella...whatever you like!   
7. Very briefly add dressed sausage into broiler or convection oven to melt cheese and you'll have an ooey-gooey sandwich on your hands! 

Plate and serve.
It should look something like this...


And there you have it....Sweet Pepper Chicken Sausage Hoagies. These are great paired with sweet potatoes fries or a side salad! I choose stir-fried cabbage with a little left over red bell pepper. Odd side dish right?! Well the flavors actually worked together.


Don't ask me why I picked cabbage! LOL No real reason other than its what we had on hand. 





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Talk to you later lovelies,

~Shan, Ms. Naturally Random