sausage and potato stew


12 ounces hot or sweet Italian sausage, cut into " pieces

2 cups water

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon all purpose flour

1 large green bell pepper, cored and cut into bite sized pieces

2 large all-purpose potatoes, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces

1 large onion, cut into thin wedges

1 teaspoon minced garlic

teaspoon salt

1/s teaspoon dried thyme


In a Dutch oven, bring sausage and cup water to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook 5 minutes until sausage firms up. Uncover and cook until water evaporates. Reduce heat to low.

Sprinkle flower into drippings and stir 1 minute. Stir in remaining water and bring to boil. Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes , stirring occasionally, until potatoes are barely tender.

Uncover and cook 8-10 minutes more until potatoes are tender and sauce thickens.