Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sausage and Peppers Risotto

Add this combo to the risotto recipe I posted yesterday and you have a SUPER dinner!
1 batch of the risotto
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 pounds of Italian sausage with casings removed and crumbled
1 red pepper diced
1 green pepper diced
1 medium onion diced
1 garlic clove minced
2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup dry white wine

Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat it to med-hi.  Add the sausage breaking it up to make sure there are crumbles.  Cook until it is cooked through then remove from the pan.  Leave 1 Tbsp of the sausage fat in the pan and add the peppers and onions.  Saute until they are soft and a bit browned.  Add the garlic, Italian seasoning, tomato paste, wine and cooked sausage.  Let simmer for 5 minutes to get all the flavors incorporated. Stir into the risotto and top with grated parmesan cheese! Enjoy~