Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Tacos

Okay busy people! I present to you the easiest, tastiest crazy weeknight dinner that anyone can pull off and might even–as it did in my house (wait for it…)–MAKE YOUR KID DISCOVER THEY LOVE ONIONS! Yeah, buddy! In all seriousness, tacos are such an easy way to make a complete meal in short time. They are *infinitely* modifiable, so you can customize to any proteins or veggies your family likes or would be willing to eat, and have it ready in no more than 30 minutes, depending on the details. This one’s no exception. Just a few ingredients and about 20-25 minutes total. And the introduction of the awesome pairing of sausage + pepper + onions with tacos. How can you go wrong?? You can’t. You’re welcome. Here you go.

* 1 red pepper
* 1 orange pepper
* 1 yellow pepper
* 1 small sweet onion
* olive oil
* lemon pepper (or regular black pepper is fine, too)
* salt
* 1 package precooked chicken sausage (or regular sausage) of your choosing
* corn tortillas
* optional toppings: sour cream; Greek yogurt; guacamole; fresh chopped cilantro; fresh lime

Preheat your oven to 400F. Prep a large baking sheet by wrapping it in tin foil.

Wash your peppers and seed them. Then cut them into long, thin strips. Peel your onion and cut it in half, then into thick half-moons. Arrange these on the baking sheet. Drizzle generously with olive oil and sprinkle with lemon pepper and salt to taste. Roast 15-20 minutes at 400. Transfer to a serving dish when done.



While your peppers and onions are in the oven, prepare your chicken sausage. Cut each link in half lengthwise, then into small chunks. Heat a large frying pan to medium and add the sausage chunks to it. Warm the sausage in the pan until it gets a slight crust (but don’t allow it to char). Remove to a serving dish.

Finally, warm up your tortillas. Quick trick: place tortillas into the microwave on a paper towel and heat just 40 seconds on high. They’ll be warm and soft and ready to go. Place them in a tortilla warmer or between two plates to keep them warm for serving. Now all that’s left is to serve up your tacos: tortilla –> some sausage –> some of each pepper –> some onion –> topping(s) of your choosing –> into your mouth. DONE! Hot diggity! And did I mention MY KID ATE ONIONS?! Whooooop!


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