Beer-Braised Kielbasa with Peppers
Servings: 6 people
This Beer-Braised Kielbasa with Peppers recipe is so comforting and packed with bold flavor. Be sure to get a nice good ale, quality apple cider, and your favorite sausages...and you'll be very happy. And remember, this dish is perfect with homemade mashed potatoes!
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 lbs kielbasa cut into slices on a diagonal
- 1 large yellow onion thinly sliced
- 1 large red bell pepper seeded and thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 cup ale
- ½ cup apple cider
- 3 tbsp fresh thyme chopped
- 1½ cups chicken stock
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Mashed potatoes for on the side
In a large sturdy pot, preferably a Dutch oven, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add the sausages and cook until browned, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Add the onion and bell pepper to the pot and reduce the heat to medium. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the flour and cook, while stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes.
Whisk in the ale and cider and then add the thyme and stock, continuing to whisk until blended.
Bring the mixture to a simmer.
Return the sausages to the pot and cover, while reducing the heat to medium-low.
Cook for 15 minutes.
Uncover and continue cooking for another 5 minutes, allowing the sauce to slightly thicken.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Serve at once with mashed potatoes on the side.
Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1415mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1022IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg