Sorry my post is a little late, I was up last night doing book club and then we had a doctors appointment this morning so I didn't get this going when wanted to.
Alright, a friend of mine just had her baby and I wanted to make them dinner, I had some hillshire farm sausage and I thought, Mmmm that sounds good but I want to try something different so I came up with this and I had some and thought, Ooooo this is good, then I took it to my friend and she loved it. Her 2 year old said Mom, this isn't good, it is great!! So there you go, endorsement by a 2 year old is pretty good.
Sweet and Sour Sausage
1 package cooked sausage(I used hillshire farm Beef sausage)
1 green pepper
1-2 red peppers (I had some already cut up so I think I tossed in extra)
1/2 large red onion
1 20 oz can chunk pineapple drained(save the juice)
1/4 C brown sugar
1/2 C white sugar
1/4 C pineapple juice
1/4 C. Ketchup
1/3 C white vinegar
1/4 C Soy sauce
2 Tbs cornstarch or flour
1 1/2 C rice
3 C water
1 chicken bouillon cube
Put water, rice and bouillon cube on to boil in a medium pan. Once it boils, turn to low and set timer for 20 minutes.
Cut the sausage in half lengthwise and then chop into 1/4 inch slices. Add to large Saute pan and start cooking. While cooking chop up onions and peppers. Continue cooking sausage until it is getting browned spots on it. Drain grease or wipe it out with a couple paper towels, leave a little bit of grease. Add peppers and onions. Stir every couple minutes. Get out a small saucepan for the sauce. Add in the sugar and ketchup, let it liquify a little then add all your liquid ingredients, use a wisk to stir. Add drained pineapple to sausage mix. Let the sauce come to a boil and then turn it down to a simmer. Get a little cold water, about 1/4 cup in a glass and stir in the 2 Tbs of cornstarch or flour, I used flour, stir until combined. Add to the sauce and turn the heat up a little, watch so it doesn't boil over. Let the sauce thicken a little and then add it to your sausage mix. Your rice should be done and you are ready to eat!! I love those little chinese noodles that add a little crunch to it. Have fun with the recipe.