A simple but interesting treatment is given to frankfurters as they gently simmer in a flavorful sauce of tomatoes, onions, green pepper and celery. Aromatic oregano and paprika add more good flavor to this quick and easily prepared one-pot meal.
For 4 servings you will need:
1 to 1 1/4 lbs frankfurters
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 medium onions, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1 green pepper, sliced
2 to 3 stalks celery, sliced
1 can (16 oz) whole tomatoes with liquid
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp paprika
Dash black pepper
Salt to taste
Tips: If you like, you can substitute other smoked sausage for the frankfurters and used canned ready-cut tomatoes for whole.
1. Cut each frankfurter into thirds. Melt 1 Tbsp. of the butter in a skillet. Lightly brown the frankfurters. Remove and keep warm.
2. Add remaining butter. Saute onions till lightly browned. Add the garlic. Saute 1 min. longer. Stir in green pepper and celery. Cook 3 or 4 min. more or until tender-crisp.
3. Add tomatoes with liquid, oregano, paprika, black pepper and salt to taste. Simmer until heated through. Serve immediately.
Good served with: Noodles or rice.
For 2 servings: Half of the ingredients
For 8 servings: Double the ingredients but use 1 large clove of garlic.
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