Fall is here. For some that means its football season, for others, it’s a signal to kick-start holiday shopping, but for me, it means less grilling and more indoor cooking! I’m so excited to start “cooking” all those feel-good, comfort meals again, and my family is ready to move on from turkey burgers, hot dogs and kielbasa, my staples from this past summer.
I’ve been looking forward to trying my Viking fry pan; so I decided over Labor Day Weekend, I would incorporate cooking into our Labor Day holiday bbq. A favorite meal among my family and friends is sausage and peppers. The decision was we would grill the sausage, and I would sauté the sausage and peppers. I tweaked my mother-in-law’s recipe, and it seems to be a hit every time. See the Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe below.
The right tool for sautéing my peppers and onions was my new stainless steel Viking fry pan. Viking has recently risen to the top of my list as one of my favorites brands of cookware. Yes, this is the same Viking brand that creates and manufactures those stunning stainless steel commercial-size ovens. I actually felt like I was a professional chef while using this Viking pan. One word to describe this pan-superior. This pan was very roomy, (measuring at 13 inches), and the extended handle made the pan easy to lift and maneuver. The handle also stayed cool the entire time, even when cooking on high heat, thanks to the stay-cool vented handle. One of the most significant features is how fast and evenly it heated up. It provides plenty of room to sauté enough peppers and onions to serve eight. In less than 15 minutes, the peppers and onions were sautéed, and the sausages were grilled to perfection.
Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe
- 2 packages of mild Italian Sausage links
- 2 red peppers
- 2 green bell peppers
- 1 gold pepper
- 2 Bermuda onions
- Italian seasoning
- Olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
- 2 cans stewed tomatoes
- 1 cup of sugar
- 8 hoagie rolls
Heat grill to 400 degrees. Place sausage on grill and grill to desired brownness. In a large heated fry pan, pour the desired amount of olive oil for sautéing. Chop peppers and onions into the desired shape. Place onions and peppers in the frying pan on medium heat. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and seasoning into the pan. Sauté peppers and onions until desired tenderness, remove from heat. In a separate saucepan, mix seasoning, salt, pepper and 2 cans of stewed tomatoes to create the sauce. Cook sauce for approx. 15 minutes. This sausage and peppers recipe tastes great on a hoagie roll topped with tomato sauce. The sausage can be served or cut into slices.