Sausages & Potatoes in Beer

So I love football. Fall is mostly about football around here. NFL football. College football. The peewee football team my daughter cheers for. Lots of football. But along with football comes food. What we’re going to eat and drink while we watch football is also a pretty big deal. So here is one of my favorite super easy recipes for football food. Not only can it be prepared ahead of time and just cook on the stove while you watch the games, but it involves both sausage and beer. Perfect football food.


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 pounds sausages (any type you prefer)
1 medium yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
12 ounces beer of your choice
1 1/2 pounds yukon gold potatoes, cubed – I leave the peel on but it’s up to you
Coarse salt
Ground pepper
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add sausages and cook until brown on all sides. Remove. Add onion and cook until softened. Add beer, potatoes, and 2 cups water; season with salt and pepper and press to submerge potatoes in cooking liquid. Add sausages back to pot. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook until potatoes are tender, about 20-30 minutes.
Meanwhile, stir together 1 tablespoon oil, vinegar, and parsley.
When done cooking, remove sausages from pot. With a slotted spoon, transfer potato and onions to a bowl and toss with dressing.

I usually prepare it to the point of getting everything in the pot and prepare the dressing then just through it on the stove to finish cooking when we’re ready for it.


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I’m a mom. And you can’t take the rest of me without taking the mom part. You can’t love the fun-loving, football-watching, martini-drinking, hip-shaking, sarcastic girl in me without also loving the mom. I will spend my days loving my kids, trying to read to them twice a day, doing all the activities they love that drive adults crazy, taking them to the irritating kid-play places, going out of my way to make sure I am making the best and healthiest choices for them in every way I can, and generally doing what I can to make them happy whatever it takes. On the other hand…I will also put on my mini-dress and heels and go out dancing, or wear my bikini to lay by the pool and have a cocktail, or avidly watch football on Sunday while drinking beer, downing wings and yelling at the TV. I’m not the typical mom. I’m also not the typical stiletto-wearing girl in the club, bikini-clad girl on the beach, or jersey-wearing girl in the sports bar. But it's all part of the package that makes me…me. And what fun is being typical? View all posts by spicysugarblog

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