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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 292.5
  • Total Fat: 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.7 mg
  • Sodium: 484.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 15.9 g

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Slimmer Sausage and Peppers

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Slimmer Sausage and Peppers

Introduction

This hearty yet better-for-you dinner is perfect for a camping trip, a cookout with friends, or just dinner on a Wednesday night. This hearty yet better-for-you dinner is perfect for a camping trip, a cookout with friends, or just dinner on a Wednesday night.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 red onion, sliced (about 1 cup)
    2 bell peppers, sliced (about 2 cups)
    5 cloves garlic, sliced in half
    16 ounces redskin potatoes, quartered (about 9)
    1 sprig thyme
    1 teaspoon fresh oregano (or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano)
    Pinch black pepper
    3 reduced-fat sausage links, (about 10 ounces)*, sliced into bite-size pieces
    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar



Tips

Choose the small waxy potatoes so that they will finish cooking at the same time as the onions and peppers.
If you want your sausage and veggies to have more color, cook an additional 10-15 minutes.
* Sausage has slimmed down--have you seen the varieties available on the market these days? You can find lower-fat, less sodium, even half pork and half chicken, which is what I used.

Slice the sausage at an angle so the portion looks larger than it is.


Directions

Preheat the grill to 500 degrees Fahrenheit or the oven to 450.

Tear off two 14-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Lay them flat (one perpendicular to the other) so they form an "X."

Place all the ingredients in the center of the foil and fold in all four sides, pinching them together at the top.

Cook for 30 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and the sausage has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

NOTE: If you're baking this dish, place the packet on a baking sheet to catch any juices that might leak.

Makes 8 cups

Serving Size: 2 cups including 2 ounces of sausage






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  • 7 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I am thinking of trying this and then pouring everything onto a grill tray when almost finished to let it finish cooking in order to get rid of any fat that may have came off the sausage. - 8/4/12

    Reply from CHEF_MEG (3/11/13)
    Great idea. Chef Meg


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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used chicken sausage.... Delicious - 7/23/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    A simple and flavorful recipe, So what if the photo doesn't match the recepie exactly. If you want grill marks or charred pepper, do them , Fix the potatoes with seasoning in pack, then cut sausages, peppers and toss together. Maybe add another veggie, You are the cook, just do it. - 8/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoy food and staying slim, Kudos to Chef Meg for all of the clever recipes! So the pics don't match the recipe. In Meg's defense, the butcher may not have sausage in the same form as the recipe. Whatever, if you need grill marks, grill first then place in foil & slow cook. B creative! thx - 8/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Tastes Great and is very filling. Made two recipies, the family's had regular kielbasa, while the 1/2 recipe (for me) made with a lower fat/Sodium. Both were very good. - 8/5/12

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Bet you could do this mix on a foreman grill, then you would get grill marks. - 8/4/12

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    To reduce the fat in sausage, boil it before grilling. Poke some holes in the sausage with a fork, place in water to cover, boil for about 15 minutes. You'll be amazed at how much grease is released. Then grill. Learned this trick after a grease flareup on my hibachi. - 8/19/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The potatoes weren't anywhere done after 30 minutes, so we finished them off in the microwave. I'll make this again, but next time I'll parboil or nuke the potatoes ahead of time, skip the foil, and put everything under the broiler so it gets nice and browned. - 9/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We used brats and loved the recipe. - 8/19/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this recipe was great, and no cooking in the house, even better, thank you for sharing it with us.
    - 8/4/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, I enjoyed it and it was very easy prep. I would cut out about half the potatoes next time though, but that is just a personal preference for me. Also, I cooked mine in the oven and after 30 minutes my sausage was still raw. It took an hour, even at 450 degrees. - 10/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed making this recipe. I browned the sausages on my grill, then placed all ingredients in a foil lined bake dish. YUMMY! - 10/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds perfect. - 10/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is great!! Thanks chef ... I was creative enough to grill mine on a grill pan to make it look like the photo. It should work in the oven too. When grilling, i omitted the foil. Just a suggestion.... - 8/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cooked up this recipe tonight and it was AMAZING!! I used my glass casserole dish and kept stirring the ingredients so they stayed coated. The balsamic vinegar gave it that extra little zing...I put a tablespoon of my yogurt margarine on it. I have another serving for tomorrow for lunch! - 8/7/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I would add mushrooms - put packet ingredients on grill to get grill marks when almost done, adding mushrooms then, since they cook in a flash! Right now in S. FL, we can get red bell peppers cheaper than green! More appetizing with different colors, & even tastier! - 8/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Everyone, including my picky 3yo, loved this! I used Italian Seasoning instead of the fresh thyme and oregano, and frozen sliced peppers (+ I'll mince the garlic next time). I did double the recipe (cuz hubby is not on a diet!) so I ended up doubling the cook time. So good and so pretty! - 8/4/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My picky husband loved it and he is difficult to please. I used turkey sausage (didn't tell him and he didn't say anything) and added garlic salt. Now I can add to the rotation! - 8/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this recipe. So savory and low in fat. Yummy! - 7/30/12

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  • Since I was concerned that the potatoes would not be cooked completely, I baked it at 450 degrees for 45 min. Everything was well cooked and very delicious. - 1/28/14

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  • This was good for a change. It was a bit greasey to have all the time butwe liked it. - 12/2/13

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  • This sounds delicious. I'm going to try this with sweet potato! I'm going to quart and boil the potato for a few minutes first before roasting them with the sausage and veggies. - 10/21/13

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  • Steamed potatoes to firm doneness & grilled sausages on the George Forman before adding all to a skillet. Used ingredients as described plus mushrooms per reviewers suggestions. Flavor was delicious. More meat or less potatoes would make it 5 stars. 2/12/14 13oz. beef smoked sausage was lovely. - 8/28/13

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  • I poach the sausages first as this draws out a lot of the fat that is in them . They are then firm enough to slice and finish cooking with the vegetables and colour up nicely. - 8/20/13

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  • I make avariation of this recipe often...you can bake in oven or cook on stovetop (covered). You can add/or trade out veggies to your heart's content-everyone loves it! - 8/19/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is simillar to a recipe I make often,Hubby loves his meat and so I make this for us.I add fresh mushrooms also and he likes me to add an egg which I break up in the pan and let cook until it is done.Put this on top of mashed potatoes or rice and it is a meal for us. - 8/19/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Really, really good! And so simple! Made with Turkey Kielbasa. - 8/15/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Gonna do this as a stir fry. Will use micro to precook potatoes and heat sausage through. Teaspoon of peanut oil to saute onion and then peppers and mushrooms. Add potatoes and sausage and put italian seasoning, garlic salt and italian dressing. Stir and cover for 20 minutes. that should wow hb - 5/26/13

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  • I enjoyed this meal a lot. Cooked it 10 minutes longer than recipe states too, but it still came out great. Had the leftovers for lunch and it was even better. Thanks for the recipe ! - 3/6/13

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  • Simple & delicious. - 1/21/13

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  • I substutited tomatoes for the potatos , was an awesome recipe easy and extreamly flavorfal very fulfulling, and satisfying. - 1/17/13

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  • This is a new favorite for me. I used polish sausages which are smoked and then heated them in the micro until done. Drained and then mixed with the other veggies. They were not over cooked when we 30 min. were up and the veggies were done. - 1/7/13

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  • Quite a nice meal! Enjoyed it thoroughly. The funny thing is, we DID eat it on a Wednesday night! Halloween night, to be exact! - 10/31/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Frankly, I'd rather see photos of what the chef actually made, even if the photograph isn't of professional quality. Anyhow this sounds good but I'd probably at least halve the amount of potatoes. Starch is my enemy. - 10/9/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious - 10/8/12

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  • are those 3-10oz sausages or 3 totalling 10oz? - 10/8/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great. Will make it soon - 10/8/12

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  • it tasted very good and was easy to make - 10/2/12

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  • I used small yukon potatoes and italian seasoning with extra thyme. The chicken/pork italian sausage was excellent and husband ate it all. Would make this again. - 9/7/12

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  • I used turkey sausage and thought this was excellent. I used the oven and served it over whole wheat pasta. - 9/5/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Glad I'm not the only one wondering why the recipe doesn't match the photo. Also, 9 potatoes sounds excessive, - 8/20/12

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  • All that's missing is a whole wheat, toasted bun! - 8/20/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Obviously this recipe was cooked on the grill...since the first line says preheat the grill to 500 degrees. This recipe is meant to be grilled.

    "This hearty yet better-for-you dinner is perfect for a camping trip, a cookout with friends, or just dinner on a Wednesday night." - 8/20/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Pork? No way! I make something similar with homemade vegan sausage. - 8/19/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I can't talk and grill at the same time.I over cooked a things a bit but it still came out very good. - 8/15/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    foil pockets . make the grandchild day and meals they love them easy to make good clean up . - 8/4/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks wonderful - 8/4/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    recipe sound great would try it with soya sasage - 8/4/12

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