Sausage and Grapes

Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min

This simple sweet and sour dish is a nice change from everyday chicken. It takes hardly any effort to make, yet pays off in big flavor.

Main dish
Special Fork
Ben Mims
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • alternate ingredients
    • 8 sweet Italian-style sausages , or
    • 8 spicy Italian-style sausages
  • 2 cups green grape
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
  • Salt and ground pepper, to taste
  1. Heat oil and garlic in a 12” skillet over medium-low heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic is lightly browned all over, about 6 to 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove garlic, and place on a paper towel; reserve.
  2. Add sausages to skillet and cover with a lid; cook, turning once, until opaque and half-cooked, about 8 to10 minutes. Remove lid, and increase heat to medium-high. Cook sausages, turning as needed, until browned all over and cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes more (cut one sausage open to check for doneness; if it’s no longer pink, the sausages are ready).
  3. Remove sausages from skillet and place on a plate. Add grapes and chile flakes to skillet, season with salt and pepper, and cover with a lid; cook until grapes begin to burst, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove lid, and cook grapes, stirring, until broken down slightly but still holding their shape, about 2 minutes.
  4. Return sausages and garlic to skillet, and cook, tossing sausages in grape sauce, until evenly coated and reheated. Remove from the heat, and serve two sausages per person with lots of grapes spooned over top.

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