How to use Leftover Sausage and Other Ingredients in a Stir-Fry (Recipe Included)
Be aware, on this site, the recipes are pretty random. I don’t do full professional photoshoots or anything. It is simply my life, how I do things and a way to give you ideas.
Our household is relatively frugal, we try not to waste food and as a result our cooking doesn’t follow a specific recipe. Since I am being asked more for our frugal recipes, I’m going to share the ‘general’ recipe base with tips to vary them.
A lot of our meals are done based on what is in season, what we have left over and what needs to be used up.
This particular recipe used the random vegetables we had left in the fridge, leftover sausage and BBQ sauce. The BBQ sauce used the final part of sauce in a sauce bottle but adding stock to the BBQ sauce bottle, shaking it and pouring that into the stir-fry with BBQ seasoning.
Stir-fry is an easy way to use up whatever you have. These are the vegetables I had on hand but you can use anything you have such as zucchini, capsicum, carrot, onion, corn, cauliflower, cabbage etc. You can also chop and use broccoli stalks, cauliflower leaves, carrot tops, celery leaves and other things you might normally throw away.
BBQ Sausage Stir-Fry Recipe
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
6 Cloves of Garlic, crushed (we crush ours with a teaspoon of oil, 1/2 tsp of rock salt and 1/2 tsp peppercorns in a mortar and pestle)
1 Medium brown onion, diced
2 to 3 Sausages, sliced (either leftover or you will need to add time to cook them)
2 to 3 Cups of vegetables, chopped (I used mushrooms, cauliflower, cabbage, carrot and corn)
2 Tablespoons BBQ seasoning
1/2 Cup beef stock
BBQ sauce (I used the remains in a bottle which was about 2 Tablespoons)
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion. Fry, mixing occasionally until the onion is soft. Approximately 2 minutes.
Add the sausages and vegetables and fry, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are starting to golden and soften a little but not burn.
Sprinkle the seasoning over the vegetables. Add the stock to the bottle of BBQ sauce and shake it to get the remains of the sauce. Pour it over the vegetables, stir and continue to fry for 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so but not constantly.
Serve with rice, rice noodles or egg noodles.
You can add more or less garlic, depending on your preferences.
With the BBQ sauce, you can use as much or as little as you like. You can use 1/2 cup to 1 cup and omit the stock if you prefer. Whatever works for you.
This recipe is simply a guide to give ideas on how to use what you have and not let things go to waste.