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Greek Sausage and Peppers

This recipe is an old family favorite. My grandmother, mother and I make this every year for Christmas Eve. Just toss all the ingredients in your slow cooker and let the meal cook all day on low. It makes the house smell amazing and is wonderful comfort food for a chilly holiday. You can double the recipe and freeze the other portion for a quick hot meal in a pinch. —Debbie Vair, Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds Loukaniko or other smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 each large sweet yellow, orange and red pepper, chopped
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 whole garlic bulb, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 60 cherry tomatoes
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  • In a 7- or 8-qt. slow cooker, combine sausage, sweet peppers, onion, stock, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook, covered, on low until vegetables are tender, 5-6 hours. Add tomatoes; cook until wilted, about 30 minutes longer. If desired, serve with rice.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Double the recipe and freeze it for a meal in a pinch.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1-1/4 cups: 504 calories, 41g fat (17g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 1958mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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