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Lecso (Bell Pepper Stew)


  • 1 big onion chopped
  • 1 bag about 8 colorful bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 bag 6-8 tomatoes, soaked in hot water for 3 mins, skinned
  • Salt sugar to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp paprika powder hubby loves it strong so I added almost 2 tbsp
  • Water just as needed
  • 1 bag beef sausage optional
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Heat oil saute onion until soften
  • Add in bell pepper, cook to soften
  • Add in water a little if needed
  • Once soften, add in chopped tomatoes, cook to totally soften both pepper and tomatoes, adding water as needed
  • Add in flavoring
  • Add in sausage, lower temp and cook for another 20 mins