August 19, 2012

Brats & Peppers

Wow, I can't believe how fast my weekend came and went!! I don't think my schedule was just a tad bit over-scheduled this past cleaning, trying out new recipes, book club, homework and finally getting to go to the pool again (monsoon has made it nearly impossible these last weeks). I finally got to watch the movie The Hunger Games,  I loved the book MUCH better. Don't get me wrong the movie was good but it was missing so much from the book.

The only thing I didn't have time to squeeze in was this post!! But hey better now then never, right?

I want to share a recipe with you that I found while searching for recipes to add to my meal planning. It is such an easy and fast recipe to prep.

Here is the recipe I use:

Brats & Peppers

6 plain bratwurst, sliced (these are not flavored but you could probably use italian sausages too)
2 green bell peppers, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
4 tsp of minced garlic (or 4 cloves minced)
2 cans diced tomatoes, do not drain
1 TBS italian seasoning
2 TBS olive oil

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat.

If you are prepping this to freeze for later, divide the mixture into 2 freezer safe ziploc bags or containers. Then to serve just thaw for 30-45 minutes on the counter, this should be enough time to get the mixture out of your bag or container. Then dump into your slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.

If you are cooking right away, add the mixture to your slow cooker and set on low for 6 hours. If you cook all of the mixture at once you should have leftovers since we make two meals out of this recipe.

We love making this and eating it either with pasta or even just some slices of french bread.


  1. I will be trying this next week...will let you know what we think of it - have been trying to plan freezer meals for the crock pot since I work full-time and my boyfriend is home with our 4 month old :) makes it easier on him to make dinner.

    1. Thanks for sharing.....I am sure he will like the idea of not having to worry about making dinner while you are away at work :) I will get some more freezer/slow cooker recipes posted to help with meal planing on busy days. I hope you and your husband like this dish as much as we do!

  2. Tried this Tuesday and it was a HIT!! We have 4 adults in our house, temporary, while our daughter and her husband's house is being remodeled, all of us really liked this dish!! I used pork and chicken Italian brats and green, red and yellow peppers (1 each). I also forgot to add red onion to my shopping list so I just used yellow onions (2 smaller ones) and the diced tomatoes were roasted garlic and basil and herb. All together it made a wonderful tasting dish :-)
    Thank you for sharing your recipes they sound great and the ones I've tried have been great :-)

    1. Glad you liked I said this is one of our favorites!! And I am also glad you are enjoying my recipes, I will keep them coming :-)