"My grandmother used to make Jumbutt when we were young (I am sure I spelled it wrong). It is so easy, the amounts are very flexible and you can make a lot of substitutions based on taste -- pretty much goof-proof. We used hot dogs instead of sausage when we were kids. You can also use kielbasa." — Julie
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2 (4 ounce) links
sweet Italian sausage (casings removed)
russet potatoes, peeled and sliced
green bell peppers, sliced
red bell peppers, sliced
This is an easy, stick-to-your-ribs meal. However, I would recommend one change. If you use raw potatoes, the peppers burn before the potatoes are cooked through. I microwaved the potatoes for a several minutes, and then I peeled and sliced them. Cook the potatoes on medium high heat, then turn down the heat and add the peppers and sausage.
We used turkey sausage and cut out the eggs (husband doesn't like them). It was just like a kabob to us. Might make it again with the eggs to see if it helps. Potatoes needed more time to cook, they were a bit raw.
I used ground pork (cheaper by the pound than buying pre-seasoned "rolls of pork sausage or sausage links) that I seasoned using a seperate recipe for italian sausage. I used two red bell peppers and omitted the green (we just don't care for them), I used the last two organic red potatoes I had on hand (that I parboiled quickly--as I just stink at hashbrown potatoes when the potatoes are raw) and because I had extra vegetables I needed to use, I also added in fresh minced garlic, chopped onion, sliced mushrooms and right before adding the eggs, chopped tomato. Right before serving, I sprinkled the skillet with sharp white cheddar. Very cheap to make and I was able to stretch my skillet to feed four extra hungry people and make it a little healthier to boot. GREAT brinner side. I topped mine with a little homemade salsa. VERY, very filling. I am quite thankful for this recipe as it really saved my behind today.
I made this 20 years ago using hotdogs in place of sausage. An Italian friend taught me the recipe back then. I was looking for something simple to make for dinner tonight and came across this recipe. I had forgotten all about this dish. I'd never heard it called by this name though. Whatever it's called it's simple and satisfying. Thanks for the reminder.
This is "giambotta" in Italian, which is where I would guess the "Jumbutt" came from. It is one of those recipes where you may throw just about anything in the pan. Leftover cooked meat, any vegetables, eggs (or not)--whatever. We always toss in some peppers, onions, pepper, fresh basil and oregano, but it's not absolutely necessary. It's great however you like it.
THIS IS A GREAT WEEK NIGHT MEAL TO FIX. VERY TASTEY AND EASY TO MAKE. THANKS FOR SHARING.
My husband loves this! I usually make it with a little less bell pepper, but I throw in other things like a zucchini or a couple chile or jalapeno peppers.
I used Turkey sausage to make it a bit healthier but other than that I followed the recipe. I served this for my in-laws and they really liked it. I liked the combination of everything in one dish. I'll keep this one around for sure.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Jumbutt Skillet Scramble
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 175
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