Cooking Keto: Smoked Sausage & Vegetable Packets

I cook almost every single day. If I am not cooking dinner (all hail leftovers!), or cooking lunch, I am cooking food for Pippin, my 17 1/2 year-old shih-tzu. While I truly love cooking, sometimes I’d do anything to just pick up the phone and order a pizza so big that everyone, including Pippin, could eat off of it for a week.

Knowing full well I cannot do that and continue to feel good, both physically and mentally, I seek out easy-peasy recipes that take little time to prepare and offer a whole lot of flavor. This is one of those recipes …

Before I start, I want all of you anti-tin-foil renegades to know I hear you. I usually only use aluminium to wrap things up for storage. This recipe is an exception … well, and baking salmon filets, but that’s another story.

Oh and yes, I like to use a lot of local, smoked sausage. What can I say? I like pork! For this recipe, I use Double D Smoked Sausage from Bogalusa, Louisiana. Other brands like Savoie and Manda taste too much like hot dogs to me … not that I am dissing hot dogs! I also think good kielbasa would work if you can’t get your hands some Double D.

Also, I’d like to mention that you can totally put in your own preferred vegetables, whatever you’ve got in the fridge, if you wish. Just make sure there’s onion and a little something acidic like the tomato or some lemon slices. Have fun!

Smoked Sausage & Veggie Packets

1 16oz package of smoked sausage
1 red onion, sliced
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms (I used pre-sliced crimini)
1 sliced yellow bell pepper
12 halved San Marzano tomatoes
1 1/2 cups green beans (steamed for 5 min in the microwave – frozen or fresh)
2-3 Tblsp. butter
Salt & Pepper

Method: Preheat the oven to 400Β°. Put two large pieces of tin foil on a baking sheet. Cut the sausage into four pieces and put two pieces in each packet. Split the veggies and put half into each packet. Salt and pepper the veggies as desired and dot with butter.

Roast packets in the oven for 30-35 minutes OR if you are blessed to have a grill out back, you can throw the tin foil packets on there and cook for about 20 minutes.

Kick back, relax and let someone else serve it up!

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