Try This One Pot Wonder for Fathers Day Which Includes Sausage Potatoes and Peppers

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It’s June, and you know what that means, right? Father’s Day! If you’ve got no grill, and are strapped for cash to take dad out, fret not! I’ve got you covered! While this may not be some huge BBQ or a fancy appreciation dinner, I can guarantee you that this’ll warm his heart (and belly) just the same, and what’s more is that since it’s all going into the same pot/skillet, there’s less of a mess at the end!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds of his favorite smoked sausage
  • 1 onion sliced 
  • 2 green bell peppers diced
  • 6 potatoes – cubed (if preferred, you can peel them as well)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

OPTIONAL: 

  • Homemade flour tortillas (or his favorite brand)
  • Spicy peppers of choice, such as habaneros or jalapenos, to taste
  • 1 pound of his favorite bacon, diced
  • ½ cup of sliced mushrooms 
  • Crushed chili flakes
  • Red and or orange bell peppers
  • 1 pound of shrimp

DIRECTIONS:

  1. First, you’ll begin by prepping. Start by slicing your onions and dicing all your peppers. You’ll also dice up the bacon, and of course, be mindful of cross-contamination. Set to the side once everything is sliced and diced up, keeping everything separate. If you choose to add mushrooms that aren’t already sliced, go ahead and slice those.
  2. If you’re peeling your potatoes, you can begin doing that now. Once washed and peeled, cube them up into small bite-sized pieces.
  3. Next, more slicing! Go ahead and slice the sausage into thin slices, about half an inch thick. 
  4. Now, there are two ways to go about this recipe. You can choose to cook with a large pot (good for if you’re adding more ingredients or doubling up,) or with a large skillet. Heat the pan over medium heat.
  5. Next, pour in the oil to coat the bottom of the skillet/pot. Once the oil has heated for about 1-2 minutes, you can add your ingredients.
  6. If you choose to add bacon (and what Americans wouldn’t), you can omit the oil, but cook the bacon first. Then, once the bacon is cooked the way dad prefers, you can add in the red chili flakes if you include them.
  7. Now, add your potatoes in, and cover. You’ll let them simmer for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Cook until they are mostly done or nearly tender and a bit caramelized.
  8. Once the potatoes are browned and mostly tender, add the rest of the ingredients and cover for another 5-10 minutes or until the peppers and onions are cooked the way dad likes them.

SIDE NOTE:

First up, if you’re going to try and make this for him as a surprise, you better get him out to go shopping for ammo, take him fishing, or to the shooting range, or something because the house will have such an amazing aroma! Plus, he’d probably run to the table once he smells the bacon! Now, some might think he should have BBQ for Father’s Day, or it’s just not Father’s Day. To that, I say we have our Father’s Day smack down between Memorial Day and Independence day – of which both are popular BBQ days, so let’s mix it up! Besides, he’s probably the one working the grill, so give the grill a break, give dad a break, and surprise him with this scrumptious meal! Also, if you use tortillas, these make great burritos! Simply put the mixture into a warm tortilla, and top with his favorite cheese!

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