Beer Braised Sausages

Beer Braised Sausages are an easy, hearty meal that is flavorful – just the right amount of spicy and sweet!

Beer Braised Sausages are an easy, hearty meal that is flavorful - just the right amount of spicy and sweet!

Hello, I’m Jenny from Honey and Birch and I am back again! Today, I am sharing with you an easy, hearty meal that would be great for St. Patrick’s Day or dinner!

Whenever my husband and his buddies get together for a guys’ night, I love to have them over for dinner first. I have a handful of easy, hearty meals that I can throw together for last minute gatherings.

One of my favorite ways to entertain is to braise meats in beer. My husband gets a kick out of it and I love the subtle flavors the beer gives the meat.

Beer Braised Sausages are an easy, hearty meal that is flavorful - just the right amount of spicy and sweet!Beer Braised Sausages are an easy, hearty meal that is flavorful - just the right amount of spicy and sweet!

These beer braised Italian sausages are combined with green bell peppers and onion chunks – their flavors mixed with a light beer (like lager or pilsner) are perfect together. We either serve the sausages over pasta or boiled potatoes!

Beer Braised Sausages are an easy, hearty meal that is flavorful - just the right amount of spicy and sweet!

We usually buy a pound of Italian sausage and cut it into 2 inch chunks. Then I heat some olive oil in a large skillet and brown the outside of the sausage.

Beer Braised Sausages are an easy, hearty meal that is flavorful - just the right amount of spicy and sweet!

When it is browned evenly, I remove the sausages and add the green bell peppers and onion. I saute them for a few minutes, then add the beer and return the sausage to the skillet (and add a little seasoning.) I bring the liquid to a boil and then let it simmer, turning the sausage occasionally.

Once the liquid has reduced, you are left with an easy, hearty meal that is flavorful – just the right amount of spicy and sweet!

Beer Braised Sausages are an easy, hearty meal that is flavorful - just the right amount of spicy and sweet!

Beer Braised Sausages
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans light beer (like lager or pilsner)
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet with a lid, heat olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add sausages and brown the sausage. Turn occasionally until all sides are browned. When browned, remove sausage from skillet; set aside.
  2. Increase the heat to high and add the onion and green pepper. Sauté until softened, about 7 minutes. Add beer, sausages, oregano and crushed red pepper and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 30 minutes. Salt to taste.
  3. Serve over cooked pasta or potatoes.

Looking for more beer-based meals perfect for St. Patrick’s Day?

Try my slow cooker beer cheese soup!

Or my slow cooker bbq pulled chicken sandwiches.

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