Use farro or any cooked grain in this simple and satisfying weeknight meal. Smoked Sausage with Peppers is a classic flavor combination that always wins!
Total Cost: $7.30 recipe / $1.83 serving
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes
1Tbspolive oil $0.12
1/2lb.smoked sausage $2.50
2bell peppers $2.00
1yellow onion $0.31
15 oz. candiced tomatoes* $1.09
1/2tspdried oregano $0.05
Freshly cracked pepper (10-15 cranks of a mill)$0.03
2cupscooked farro $1.00
1/4bunch fresh parsley, chopped (optional)$0.20
Thinly slice the onions and bell peppers. Slice the smoked sausage into 1/4 inch thick medallions.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced sausage and sauté until browned. Drain off the excess fat.
Add the sliced onions and bell peppers to the skillet. Continue to sauté until the onions are soft and transparent.
Add the diced tomatoes (with juices), oregano, some freshly cracked pepper, and the cooked farro. Stir until evenly combined and allow to heat through (5-7 minutes). Taste and adjust the salt if needed. Serve topped with chopped parsley.
*I used diced tomatoes that were flavored with onion, bell pepper, and celery. Plain diced tomatoes will also work, as will fire roasted diced tomatoes.