My brother created this recipe when he first got married. It's one of my favorites. I love to serve it with corn, mashed potatoes and croissant rolls. You can find sweet and sour sauce in the Asian food section of your local grocery store.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the sliced sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute for 5 to 10 minutes, flipping often, until well browned. Drain excess fat and set sausage aside.

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  • In the same skillet over medium heat, combine the green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion and butter or margarine and saute for 10 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender. Add the sausage and stir together well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Then add the sweet and sour sauce, cayenne pepper and hot pepper sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, allowing all the flavors to blend.

Nutrition Facts

600 calories; protein 31g; carbohydrates 9.1g; fat 48.1g; cholesterol 104.8mg; sodium 2106.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2008
Nice flavor. We served with rice. I didn't use butter just the grease remaining in the pan from the sausage (even after draining the sausage and placing it aside). I made my own S&S sauce using a recipe online. It was amazing! My husband loved it and told me never to buy from the store again. The recipe is so easy - Combine 1/3 c. rice vinegar, 4 Tbsp brown sugar, 1 Tbsp ketchup, and 1 tsp soy sauce in small saucepan and bring to boil. Mix 2 tsp cornstarch with 4 teaspoons water and stir into boiling sauce mixture to thicken. Makes 1/2 cup sauce and was enough to coat the veggies and sausage. Delish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/01/2009
This was ok - I think it would have been better with chicken. Smoked sausage with sweet and sour sauce just doesn't quite fit. Read More
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107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 66
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
Nice flavor. We served with rice. I didn't use butter just the grease remaining in the pan from the sausage (even after draining the sausage and placing it aside). I made my own S&S sauce using a recipe online. It was amazing! My husband loved it and told me never to buy from the store again. The recipe is so easy - Combine 1/3 c. rice vinegar, 4 Tbsp brown sugar, 1 Tbsp ketchup, and 1 tsp soy sauce in small saucepan and bring to boil. Mix 2 tsp cornstarch with 4 teaspoons water and stir into boiling sauce mixture to thicken. Makes 1/2 cup sauce and was enough to coat the veggies and sausage. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2009
This was quite easy and pretty good for a quick change to smoked sausage. I tripled the sauce and hot pepper. I also added a green pepper and another vidalia onion. I added 1 large can of drained pineapple chunks in juice- the kids fought over those. next time I may toss in a few maraschino cherries and see what the kids do. Last week we had a potluck at work. I kept it warm in a crock pot and served rice on the side - it was gone before anything else on the table. Again the pineapple were a hot commodity. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2005
I made this tonight & it turned out really well. What an easy recipe. I did add extra sweet/sour sauce like the other reviewers recommended which was great because I served it over white rice. Next time I'll get a better (more authentic) s&s sauce. But the peppers/onions in the sauce with the sausage was really really good. My husband is already looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2013
I don't think I would have even tasted 2 Tablespoons of sweet and sour sauce; I added the entire 10oz jar and it came out perfect for me. I didn't add any hot spice because I used a cajun-spiced smoked sausage. Really easy to make. Just my style of cooking. I disagree with this fat content rating. Is it the sweet and sour? Other similar recipes here using smoked sausage have less than half the fat of this. As an aside I took a taste of this before adding the s&s - delicious on it's own! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2007
This recipe is delicious. You HAVE to use a whole bottle of Sweet and SOur- and serve over rice. I added some crushed red peppers, and 2 cloves of minced garlic. PERFECT blend! Kids, husband, and myself loved, loved, loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2012
My husband and I really liked it but my 6 and 3 year old did not. O well...I tried. The pineapple made the dish great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
This really is a great dish that's easy and fast. I followed the recipe as written but added more of the sweet and sour sauce so I would have extra juice for the rice added a can of drained sliced carrots and a half can of drained pineapple chunks. The flavors really blend well together. Everyone needs to try this dish you'll be hooked when you do!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2009
This is a great dish. Somethinng different for a change. I just used 1-lb. sausage and med. size peppers. I did use more sweet and sour sauce because I put it over rice and wanted extra sauce. Also had some left over pineapple so i through it in too! Thanks for the recipie a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
Excelent recipe. The only thing that would make it better is too double the onions and peppers. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/01/2009
This was ok - I think it would have been better with chicken. Smoked sausage with sweet and sour sauce just doesn't quite fit. Read More
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