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Looking for a super-simple weeknight meal that comes together in 30 minutes or less? You, my friend, are in the right place. >Jump to recipe<
The husband and I have this dish in a fairly regular rotation, by nature of the fact that it’s both delicious AND incredibly easy to whip up.
What’s even better? The ingredients are the kind you can keep on hand for whenever the mood strikes you. The veggies are either canned or frozen, and the sausages themselves are typically vacuum sealed to keep them fresh until you're ready for them.
Another thing I love about this recipe is how seamlessly it transitions to fit whatever way of eating you might choose.
The 21-Day Sugar Detox, Level 1: Serve over white rice (pictured).
The 21-Day Sugar Detox, Levels 2 & 3: Serve over cauli-rice, or roasted starchy veggies, like sweet potato or butternut squash.
Paleo: Same as The 21-Day Sugar Detox, Levels 2 & 3!
Low-carb or Keto: Serve over cauli-rice, or cooked or roasted non-starchy veggies, like shredded Brussels sprouts or broccoli.
Vegetarian: Sub the sausages for your favorite canned beans – black beans would be excellent in this! (They'd also make another great add-in, even if you're not vegetarian and are going with the sausages.)
If those options aren’t working for you, you could even serve over mixed greens, or all on its own!
Feeling wild and wanna sneak in MORE veggies? Try stirring in a cup or two of frozen chopped spinach at the same time you add the tomatoes. See? Even upping the nutrition of this dish is super-easy!
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Quick & Easy Sausage & Veggies Bowl
Ready in 25-35 minutes
Serves 3 people
1, 12 ounce package, fully cooked Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage, cut into 1/4″ thick coins
2 cups, frozen sliced bell peppers (approx. half of a 16 ounce bag)
1, 14.5 ounce can, diced & fire roasted tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper)
1 teaspoon fat of choice, for cooking
Additional sea salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup prepared white rice, per person (cooked in bone broth for extra nutrition)
OR 1 cup cauli-rice or roasted/cooked veggies, per person
Chopped fresh cilantro
Squeeze of sliced lime
A few tablespoons of raw sauerkraut (optional; pictured)*
Add cooking fat to a large non-stick pan over medium heat. If solid, allow fat to melt.
Once the fat has melted, add sliced bell peppers, salt, and pepper.
Stir to coat and distribute bell peppers evenly across the pan.
Let cook 2-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add cut chicken sausage, stir, and spread sausages flat throughout the pan.
Allow sausages to brown, 2-5 minutes.
Stir sausages, flipping to the other side, and allow to brown another 2 minutes.
Add canned tomatoes, garlic and onion powders, and stir again to incorporate.
Let simmer, uncovered, 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While the mixture simmers, chop or slice cilantro and lime for garnishes.
Taste the sausage mixture; add sea salt and pepper to taste, as needed.
Remove sausage mixture from heat.
Serve over rice or suggested veggies.
Garnish with cilantro, lime, and sauerkraut.
*Garnishing with raw sauerkraut provides a mini-probiotic punch, as well as a cool, tangy, slightly-crunchy contrast to the warmth of this meal.
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Originally published: March 7, 2019