Turkey Sausage & Peppers

"This is my own recipe for sausage & peppers. Using turkey sausage as opposed to pork can save up to half the amount of fat as the original dish. I use a splash of my own homemade pasta sauce for an extra flavor boost, but you can easily substitute straight-up tomato sauce."
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  • Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan on high. Pat the sausages dry and brown on all sides. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add the second tablespoon of oilve oil to the same pan and saute the peppers and onions until tender. I prefer to keep the peppers slightly crisp.
  • Add the pasta sauce, vinegar and water to the vegetables and saute for a minute or two.
  • Add the sausages back to the pan. I like to slice them into bite-sized pieces, but you can certainly keep them whole.
  • Stir everything together and season with salt and pepper.

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