My mom used to make kielbasa and peppers when we were kids. Years ago I saw that Tofurky made vegan kielbasa and her simple recipe immediately came to mind. I like this dish because it’s easy to remember and the ingredients keep for quite some time so it’s a quick go-to when you want something fast and fresh. By no means is it culinary genius but it tastes great and is done in a flash.
- Chop up two peppers – I usually go for red and yellow or orange. Sadly the red pepper I have in this photo was moldy when I cut in to it so I luckily had a green pepper on hand.
- Chop up 1/2 to 3/4 of a sweet onion
- Slice two kielbasa – for just the two of us we only need two but the package has four.
Before I start slicing and sautéing I cook a side of rice. I could do a lot better than the Rice-A-Roni brand and try to find a box mix that’s healthier but I just love the cheesy flavor of their Parm & Romano style. (Also, if you’re looking to make a side dish of rice that’s vegan then you’d use something else).
First sauté the kielbasa in some olive oil until they start to brown. Set kielbasa aside. Then add the peppers and onion to the pan with more olive oil and sauté until they are soft and maybe a little brown on the edges. I put a lid on my pan to speed up the process. When the veggies are ready, add your kielbasa back to the mix. I like to throw in a dash of caraway seeds for a little more flavor.
Serve the kielbasa and peppers with your side of rice and enjoy!