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Tomato and Peppers Stew in a bowl with spoon

Tomato and peppers stew - classic Hungarian Lecho

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Hungarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Edyta
This tomato and peppers stew (Hungarian Lecho) dish uses the freshest summer ingredients like ripe tomatoes, green and banana peppers and luscious zucchinis. When it simmers, the house smells incredible.
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion large Spanish, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme , chopped
  • 6 roma tomatoes , cut in quarters
  • 2 banana peppers , cut in square pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper , cut in square pieces
  • 1 zucchini , cut in square pieces
  • 1 cup sausage smoked (optional) -
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a dutch oven or other heavy pot, heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil;
  • Add chopped onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes;
  • Add garlic and fresh thyme, cook for another 2 minutes;
  • Add tomato paste and cubed sausage, cook for another 5 minutes;
  • Add peppers and zucchini, tomatoes, tomato sauce, sweet paprika, smoked paprika;
  • Cover and cook until vegetables are soft but still crunchy, about 15 -20 minutes;
  • Season with salt and pepper;
  • Serve with fresh baguette or rice.

Notes

 
Sausage is optional here and you can make this dish vegetarian or vegan. I use Polish smoked sausage, but you can use whatever sausage you'd like.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 740mg | Potassium: 876mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1945IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2.5mg