Avli’s Sausage and Peppers

Go Greek tonight with this flavorful, authentic dish.


Serves 4 

  • 4 spicy sausages, sliced thick (Greek sausage, Italian or chorizo)
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large green bell peppers
  • 2 large yellow bell peppers
  • 4 long sweet red peppers, marinated
  • 2 red chili peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 2 banana peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes, puréed in a processor (or 14-ounce canned puréed tomatoes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine (we use Greek Agiorgitiko)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


1. Add a little olive oil to a pan and sauté the sausage pieces until they brown, about 5 minutes.

2. Transfer the sausage to a bowl, and add the bell peppers to the pan. Stir-fry until they begin soften, then add the chopped red and banana peppers. Cook for another 2 minutes.

3. Transfer the peppers to a bowl, and add the pureed tomatoes to the pan. Let it thicken a bit, then add the tomato paste, a bit more olive oil, and wine. Cook for a few more minutes at a higher temperature.

4. Finally, when it thickens well, add back the peppers and sausage. Stir it all together and increase the temperature until it boils. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Avli Estiatorio
566 Chestnut St.
Winnetka, IL

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