Stewed sausage is part of a great Panamanian breakfast, full of flavor. I invite you to try out!
The Stewed sausages are part of a typical Panamanian breakfast. You can pair it with fried food, like “hojaldras” (a type of fried bread) or corn tortillas (like the one in the photo). With also a delicious cup of just brewed coffee. En coming posts I will share other Panamanian breakfasts that are always around in Panama.
Panamanian loves our heavy breakfast. Most of the typical breakfasts are fried and/or with sauce. Being honest, this may not be the healthiest breakfast, but it is delicious. Eating it once in a while won’t hurt your diet. Remember everything in life is a balance.
I usually make it on weekends at least once a month. When I have a little more time to prepare the traditional sides like tortillas, patacones (fried green plantain) or hojaldras. But the stewed sausages are easy and quick to make.
What ingredients and utensils you would need to make the stewed sausages?
To make this recipe you would need the following ingredients:
- A pack of sausage (8), you can use either pork or beef
- Half an onion
- Sweet peppers (these are the traditional ones here in Panama, but you can use the big ones, only make sure they are the sweet ones)
- Culantro leaves
- Tomato sauce
- garlic, I usually buy the one that is already chopped, but you can use a small clove if you have
- Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper
The utensils you would need are a chopping board and a knife to prepare the ingredients. Also, you would need a medium saucepan and a spoon for the cooking part. Once you have everything, your
ingredients and the utensils, let’s get cooking!
How to make stewed sausages? Step by Step
First, we are going to prep the ingredients. Chop the sausages in rounds, this is the easier cut. Traditionally they are cut in a bias. Proceed to dice the onion in small cubes. Next dice the sweet peppers and the culantro leaves.
Heat the saucepan and add the oil. Sautee the onions for 2 minutes until they are soft. Next add the sweet peppers, garlic and half of the cilantro leaves y continue sautéing for 3 more minutes.
Now proceed to add the remaining oil and sauté the sausages with the veggies for 5 more minutes mixing constantly. Next add the tomato sauce and the Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and mix everything. Let it cook on low heat for 5 more minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
In some cases, there are variants of the sauce, some people add ketchup and replace the tomato sauce with tomato paste.
Add the remaining culantro leaves and mix. Now it is ready to be devoured. Panamanian loves everything with a sauce. Serve immediately with what you would like the most. This time I served it with some tortillas I made in the airfryer (affiliate link). They came out toasted and delicious just how I love them.
We can also enjoy these stewed sausages as a lunch or dinner accompanied by white rice and fried ripe plantains aka “tajadas”. Or with a freshly made pasta, this combination is a classic!
Let me know in the comments what is your favorite breakfast?
If you would like other types of breakfast, I have a couple you can check out:
- 1/2 onion
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 4 sweet peppers
- 3 culantro leaves
- 1 tablespoon oil, it can be vegetable or olive oil
- 1 pack sausages (8), , I used beef, but you can also use pork
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce, , without salt
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Chop onion, sweet peppers, culantro leaves, and sausages.
- Heat a medium saucepan. Add half of the oil and let it heat up.
- Add the onion and sautee for 2 minutes.
- Next, add the sweet peppers, garlic clove and half of your chopped culantro leaves and saute for 3 more minutes.
- Now, add the remaining oil and the sausages and saute for five (5) more minutes, mixing frequently.
- Add remaining ingredients: tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, and mix. Let it simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
- Add the remaining culantro leaves, mix and serve with your favorite side dish and enjoy!
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave us a comment below. We love to see what you are preparing in your kitchens.
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This stewed sausages looks delicious perfect treat.
Super simple and quick
Back in the early 1960s this was a Maine comfort food for our family. Not as elaborate though. Just sauce onions and hot dogs.