Thursday, May 3, 2012

Veggie Sausage with Peppers

Over the weekend we spent a lot of time cooking and baking together. We had one vegetarian, so naturally we didn't cook any meat. You'd never know it by the pictures though, just look at that yummy dinner on the table!

that's not meat? are you sure?

Instead of using regular italian sausage we used Tofurky brand. It's been a long time since I've had veggie meat, I remember my first time was soy bacon back in the mid 90's... that was, interesting... 

Meatless sausage, tasty? or strange? we shall see!

It looks like meat in the package, and even when you cut it up it still looks like meat. The real test of course is whether it tastes like meat. We'll get there in a second. :)

hmmm, that looks just like regular sausage...

For this recipe we cooked the peppers, onion, garlic, and chili oil in one pan and browned the sausage in the other. Lisa said this is pretty important because with veggie sausage if you cook it too long with the veggies the texture can get a little rubbery.

cook cook cook

Here's a view of the stove with both pans going. We cooked the sausage in batches until the pieces were brown on each side. Meanwhile we had the peppers going in a pan in the back.

sizzle sizzle

Oh look! Here's some cute chefs!

When the onions begin to caramelize add the sausage pieces to the pepper mixture. Stir everything around and serve it up! (and yes, for those of you who are curious, the taste and texture was pretty close to regular sausage, I pretty much forgot that it wasn't real meat once we were eating). 

Yum! Dinner's ready!

3 - bell peppers (we used red, green, and yellow)
4 - cloves of garlic
1 - small onion
1 - package vegetarian italian sausage (or real italian sausage)
dash chili oil
1 - tablespoon olive oil

1. dice garlic and slice onions and peppers to make long thing pieces.
2. cut sausage into 1/3 inch wide pieces.
3. in a saucepan heat olive and chili oils and fry onions and peppers until they begin to caramelize.
4. in a separate saucepan brown sausages over medium heat.
5. combine sausage with the pepper mixture.
6. serve!


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