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Sausages with Beer-Braised Onions and Peppers

Prep time 12 mins
Cook time 29 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sausage piece and 2/3 cup vegetable mixture)
A dark beer gives this dish a more pronounced flavor, but it works with any type of beer. For a sandwich variation, serve the sausage and vegetables on whole wheat hot dog buns.


  • 1 (14-ounce) package turkey kielbasa, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, vertically sliced
  • 1/2 cup dark beer (such as Guinness)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 161
  • fat 7.9 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • protein 15.3 g
  • carbohydrate 10.7 g
  • cholesterol 25 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 501 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 44 %
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • calcium 158 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add kielbasa, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan, and keep warm.

  2. . Add oil to pan. Add bell peppers, garlic, and onion; sauté 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Place sausage on top of vegetable mixture, and add beer. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Increase heat to medium-high, and cook, uncovered, 3 minutes or until liquid evaporates.

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