Vegan Spetsofai (Greek Stew With Sausage And Peppers)

(from Joanna’s recipe box)

Yummy and spicy


Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Serves 4 people

Categories: entree


  • 3 big vegan sausages, sliced
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 big onion thinly sliced
  • 2 spring onions thinly sliced
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2 green peppers sliced in wedges
  • 1 red pepper sliced in wedges
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, grated
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili pepper [if you're using cayenne go easy]
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of sugar


  1. In a cast iron pan, over medium high heat, heat the olive oil and saute the sausage for a couple of minutes

  2. Transfer the sausage to a plate

  3. In the cast iron pan now add the onions, garlic, peppers and carrot and saute for about 5 minutes until soft

  4. Add the wine, lower the heat and add the tomato, spices and sugar and let it cook for about 10 minutes

  5. Transfer the sausage back in the pan and let it slowly cook in the sauce for about 20 minutes. Add a bit of water if it’s needed.

  6. Serve with warm bread (and as Greeks do, deep it in the sauce). Enjoy!

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