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Greek Sausage And Peppers
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4.82 from 11 votes

Greek Sausage And Peppers In Red Wine & Tomato Sauce (Spetsofai)

Sausage And Peppers is a traditional local specialty from Pelion Greece. A spicy Greek Meze dish to enjoy with a glass of wine and lots of bread for dipping
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Keyword: Dinner, lunch
Servings: 2


  • 500 grams / 1.1 lb Greek or Italian pork fennel sausage cut into 1-inch /2.5 cm chunks
  • 1 small onion cut into 1-inch /2.5 cm chunks
  • 1 medium-sized green bell pepper cut into 1-inch /2.5 cm chunks
  • 2 small or 1 large tomato cut into 1-inch /2.5 cm chunks
  • 80 ml sweet red wine
  • fresh parsley chopped
  • olive oil
  • hot red pepper flakes


  • Heat a good splash of olive oil in a pan over high heat.
  • Add the sausages and cook until they get a golden brown color on all sides. Set aside.
  • In the same pan add another splash of olive oil. Add the onions and the peppers and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add sausages back to the pan. Pour in the wine and add the chopped tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes until tomatoes start to drain and wine evaporates.
  • Add a splash of water, the parsley and pepper flakes to your liking. Reduce heat to medium and simmer covered for 10-15 minutes until sausage is cooked and a thick sauce has formed.
  • Ready to serve!