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Paleo Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

By August 20, 2017Recipes
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Out on Yawkey Way before Red Sox games, you can buy a sausage with peppers and onions for six dollars. In fact, you kind of have to — they smell amazing.

And if you know what I’m talking about — the wafting steam from that cart, the sweet smell of fried peppers and onions, the umami of the sausage, the vibration of excitement in the air, and the sound of a thousand Boston accents bouncing off the brick walls of Fenway — you’re going to love this recipe.

Paleo Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

This paleo sausage recipe is super simple to make, with just a few minutes of prep and fifteen minutes in the pan (and it’s almost like being at the ballpark).

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Paleo Sausage, Pepper, and Onions

This paleo sausage recipe is super simple to make, with just a few minutes of prep and fifteen minutes in the pan (and it’s almost like being at the ballpark).

Category Dinner, Lunch, Paleo
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jon Gilson


  • 5 pounds sugar-free Italian pork sausage
  • 5 cups bell peppers
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Slice peppers and onions and broccoli to your desired size.
  2. Place a large saute pan on medium heat, and add coconut oil.
  3. Slice off the outer casing of each sausage (lengthwise), carefully remove the sausage.
  4. If you prefer, cut the sausage into disks. Alternatively, just throw it in the pan and break it up a bit with your spatula.
  5. Add sausage to the pan, and cook until browned. This is much faster with the casing removed, and takes 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add all of the vegetables to the pan, and leave them on top for 2 minutes.
  7. Then, using a spatula, bring the sausage to the top, making sure to get the peppers and onions toward the bottom of the pan. Cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Flip the ingredients, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  9. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Sugar-free sausage can be slightly more difficult to find, but is available in most grocery stores. Whenever possible, I strongly prefer fresh links made by an on-site butcher.

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Jon Gilson
Jon Gilson is a coach and writer, and the former CEO of the Whole Life Challenge.

Previously, he founded Again Faster Equipment, a functional fitness equipment company created to serve the CrossFit community. Established in 2006, Jon took the Company global in 2012, twice landing on the Inc. 500/5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies.

From 2007 to 2013, he served as a Senior Lecturer for CrossFit, Inc., training aspiring CrossFit trainers at over 100 seminars, including engagements in Iceland, Afghanistan, Moscow, Holland, the United States, and Canada. Jon also served on the CrossFit L1 Advisory Board, helping establish policy for the organization’s training efforts from 2011 to 2013.

He’s also done stints in state government, gym management, and consulting — and currently teaches classes at CrossFit City Line.

Jon graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2003, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in Psychology. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Finance and Control from the Harvard Extension School, 2006, and has completed coursework in data analytics.