This is a super one pan dish that is quick and easy to prepare and cook. Great for after a family walk or for dinner on your first day back at work. With this meal you can get all the veggies cut up ready so that when you get in, worn out and hungry, you can pretty much just brown the sausages then chuck everything else in the pan. Just minutes later dinner will be ready. Easy.
Whilst the sausages and veg are cooking, halve the bread rolls, prep the ketchup, and set the table, and you’ll be good to go.
The sweet smoked paprika added to the ketchup goes really well with this. If you like a little heat with your food then use hot smoked paprika instead.
To keep things speedy I often use chipolata sausages but feel free to use regular ones if you wish.
Sausages, Peppers and Onions with Smoky Ketchup
This is a great one pan meal that is quick and easy to prepare and cook. Serve it with smoky ketchup to ramp up the flavour even more.
- 8 pork sausages or 12 chipolata sausages see note above
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 3 large onions finely sliced
- 4 red, green or yellow peppers, or a combination of all three, sliced
- Tomato ketchup
- Sweet smoked paprika
- 4-8 bread rolls to serve
- Put the sausages and a little of the oil into a non-stick pan, over a medium to high heat, and brown on all sides. Remove to a bowl and tip a little oil out of the pan if necessary so that there is about 1 tablespoon remaining.
- Add the onions to the pan and soften allowing the edges to brown. You may need to increase the heat a little.
- Once the onions have begun to soften return the sausages to the pan, turn the heat down and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for a further five to ten minutes depending on the thickness of the sausages.
- When the sausages are nearly cooked through add the peppers and a little more oil if necessary, and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for a further 5 to 7 minutes, until the sausages are completely cooked and the pepper has softened.
- Stir the smoked paprika into the ketchup. I use 1 teaspoon paprika for every 150ml ketchup.
- Spread the rolls generously with the spicy ketchup. Pile in the sausages, peppers and onions and serve with a napkin.