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Smoked Sausage Dinner

 Smoked Sausage Dinner
Describing himself as a “retired house husband,” Raymond Bell of Thornton, Colorado treats his wife to this well-seasoned, nourishing meal when she comes home from work. “The V-8 gives it a really unique flavor,” he says.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup V8 juice
  • 1-1/2 cups hot cooked rice


  • In a large skillet, saute the sausage, green pepper, onion, oregano
  • and basil in oil until vegetables are crisp-tender Add garlic; cook
  • 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in V8 juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered,
  • for 7-8 minutes or until thickened and heated through, stirring
  • occasionally. Serve with rice. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup sausage mixture and 3/4 cup rice equals 603 calories, 38 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1,518 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.