Sausage and Peppers: Budget Food Tip

Here’s a quick stir fry meal when you’re pressed for time but want a delicious and hearty meal: sausage and peppers. Use turkey or chicken sausage for reduced fat, and throw in an extra bell pepper, more mushrooms or some sliced zucchini for more vegetables.

You will need:
2 bell peppers (use red, green, orange, or a combination), cut into strips
½ medium onion, sliced
1 12-oz package pre-cooked sausage, sliced about ¼ inch thick
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 cup button mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp. dried Italian herbs
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Olive oil

To make:
Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bell peppers, garlic and onions, and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add sausage and cook for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and dried herbs, and stir fry just until all ingredients are warm, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add vinegar and toss to coat.

Serves 2.