Beer Braised Sausages are an easy, hearty meal that is flavorful – just the right amount of spicy and sweet!
Beer Braised Sausages
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 Ingredients
- Italian sausage
- Olive oil
- Sweet yellow onion
- Green bell peppers
- Light beer (lager or pilsner)
- Red pepper flakes
How to Make Beer Braised Sausages
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! 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.
When it is browned evenly, I remove the sausages and add the green bell peppers and onion. I sauté 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!
Tools Used to make Beer Braised Sausages:
- Ceramic Frying Pan: GreenPan makes the best nonstick frying pans. They’re a must for any kitchen!
- Stainless Steel Knives: I love this Cuisinart set! They’re easy to take care of and work great for meal prep.
- Mixing Bowls: Nothing beats these classic mixing bowls!
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Beer Braised Sausages
- 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)
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- salt to taste
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.
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.
Serve over cooked pasta or potatoes.
Paige Flamm says
These look amazing! We’ll totally have to try these sometime!