I love a good chili, and love pork even more. I was trying to decide what to do for dinner tonight and decided my own variation on a Chile Verde might be fun. Instead of just green chiles I also added some sweet yellow, red, and orange chiles to the dish for some flavor balance and color.Read More
I love good, old fashioned comfort food, as anyone who has read this blog should realize. One of my favorite foods is a nice Italian specialty that my Dad used to make once in a while (but never as often as I asked for it), sausage and peppers. He would do it on a flat top griddle, with homemade marinara cooked in a separate pot and served over the sausage and peppers on a hoagie roll.Read More
All the flavors of an Italian Sub in a baked casserole
I saw this idea on Pinterest a few weeks ago and decided to give it a try last night. It was amazingly easy and came out just like a hot baked sub. The flavors melded together perfectly, and the crust made from cresent rolls worked well. This was a hit in our house, give it a try.
This was an interesting find on Pinterest, and the ease of preperation was a definate plus. This will be an easy winner in any kitchen. The great flavors combined to make a very comforting dish with an italian flare that was a winner at our house. I could have made two pans and it would have all disappeared.
I was looking for some good old fashioned comfort food to do for dinner tonight, and stumbled across this recipe for Sausage and Peppers done in a single pot. Using a single pot for every stage of this process means you don't lose any of the flavor from the veggies or the pork fat that renders out of the sausage. It all stays and layers to make an amazing dish. The only change I made was to use a nice belgian white ale in place of the white wine (Fat Boy's don't keep white wine around the house). Nice crisp full flavors without a lot of clean-up afterwords, now thats what I call Fat Boy Heaven.
Find the recipe here: Rachael Ray's Official Website - Sausage, Pepper and Onion One-Pot
I love stuffed peppers, especially on a cold night. I haven't made them for a while, and thought tonight would be a good time. I took a couple shortcuts to make it easier, and they turned out great! A nice, simple gluten-free dinner that got rave reviews. I used Yellow bell peppers this time as they add a nice sweet counter point to the acid of the tomato, without the harsh flavor that green peppers sometimes bring to this dish. You can also use a mix of spicy italian sausage and ground beef to add a little kick to this one.
You can find the recipe here.
The classic combination of Sausage and Peppers never loses it’s appeal. However, the twist of adding polenta to the top I find much better than the typical bread it is paired with in typical sandwiches. The creamy and cheesy polenta makes a great counter-point to the spice and earthiness of the sausage and peppers. A great meal, all in one dish.
Give this one a try the next time you are looking for a healthy alternative to a classic.