I love one dish meals and stews. My husband was never a fan, but is learning to enjoy my imagination as I delve into the process of blending flavors. My dishes start with a meat. Then, I open my refrigerator to find something which will complement the meat. In this case it was sweet Italian sausage. I love the taste of sausage, but the larger links of sausage take longer to cook unless you cut them into smaller chunks. There on the shelf was the leftover pineapple from the upside down cake I baked for a neighbor. Okay, it’s time for a Polynesian thing.
2 Tablespoons olive oil
4 links sweet Italian sausage, cut into bite size pieces
¼ cup chopped onion
¼ chopped sweet pepper
1 cup diced carrots
4 slices unsweetened pineapple chopped
6 cloves garlic minced
¾ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
½ cup barbecue sauce
2 handfuls macaroni or other pasta or rice
Steamed cauliflower and broccoli
Other vegetables (leftovers vegetables are fine)
Salt & pepper as needed
Sauté the sausage lightly, then add the raw vegetables, stirring to keep from getting to brown. Add other ingredients except for the cooked or steamed vegetables. Add those at the end, just long enough to heat them through.
Serve with a salad and/or bread. It is a wonderful meal for those who like a touch of pineapple.