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preparation: 5'
cooking: 25'

Sausage & pepper stew

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  • 450 grams (1 lb.)  spicy country sausages, sliced
  • 450 grams (1 lb.) sweet banana green peppers
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, grated
  • 1 hot banana green pepper
  • ½ cup of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil


Spetsofai is a Greek dish made with spicy sausages and green peppers. Its name derives from the words ‘spentza’ and ‘fai’, which mean ‘hot pepper’ and ‘food’. The original version is hot and spicy, enough to make your blood boil, perfect for Ares, the God of War!

We mortals can make it as spicy as we like! 


  1. In a saucepan, slowly sauté the green peppers (without cutting them) in 3 tablespoons olive oil until they brown slightly on both sides. Remove them and place them on a plate.
  2. In the same saucepan, add the sausages (cut in 1-inch slices) and brown them for 5 minutes.
  3. Then add the green peppers, the grated tomato, water, salt and pepper to taste, and simmer for 15 minutes.



  • You can substitute fresh tomatoes with a can of chopped tomatoes
  • If you don’t like spicy food you can use any country sausage you like and omit the hot pepper
  • You can substitute the banana peppers with bell peppers cut in thick julienne stripes 

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