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Pallubasa with Sausage and Peppers Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb. of pallubasa (boneless beef shank)
- 1 lb. of Italian sausage, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. of salt
- 1 tsp. of black pepper
- 1 tsp. of paprika
- 1 tsp. of cumin
- 1 tsp. of oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- 6 cups of water

Special equipment needed:
- Large pot or Dutch oven
- Wooden spoon or spatula

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
2. Add the sliced Italian sausage and cook until browned, stirring occasionally.
3. Remove the sausage from the pot and set aside.
4. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot and cook until the onion is translucent.
5. Add the sliced red and green bell peppers to the pot and cook for 5 minutes.
6. Add the browned sausage back to the pot.
7. Add 1 tsp. of salt, 1 tsp. of black pepper, 1 tsp. of paprika, 1 tsp. of cumin, 1 tsp. of oregano, and 1 bay leaf to the pot.
8. Stir in 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.
9. Reduce the heat to low and add the pallubasa to the pot.
10. Cover the pot and simmer for 2-3 hours, or until the pallubasa is tender.
11. Remove the bay leaf from the pot.
12. Serve hot with rice or bread.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 2-3 hours
5. Temperature:
Medium-high heat for browning sausage, low heat for simmering.
Serving size:
This recipe serves 6-8 people.

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 450
Total fat: 28g
Saturated fat: 9g
Cholesterol: 110mg
Sodium: 1200mg
Total carbohydrates: 14g
Dietary fiber: 3g
Protein: 35g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Beef shank can be substituted with beef brisket or chuck roast.
- Italian sausage can be substituted with any type of sausage.
- Red and green bell peppers can be substituted with any color of bell pepper.
- Vegetable oil can be substituted with any type of oil.

- Add diced tomatoes to the pot for a more tomato-based broth.
- Add sliced carrots and celery to the pot for more vegetables.
- Use chicken broth instead of water for a richer flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Browning the sausage before cooking the vegetables adds more flavor to the dish.
- Simmering the pallubasa for 2-3 hours makes it tender and flavorful.
- Serve with rice or bread to soak up the broth.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Freeze leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat in a pot over low heat until heated through.
- Microwave in a microwave-safe dish for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve in a large bowl with rice or bread on the side.
- Garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro.

- Chopped parsley or cilantro.

- Serve with a side salad or steamed vegetables.

Suggested side dishes:
- Rice or bread.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the pallubasa is tough, simmer for an additional 30 minutes to an hour until tender.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the pallubasa to an internal temperature of 145°F to ensure it is safe to eat.

Food history:
- Pallubasa is a traditional Indonesian soup made with beef shank and spices.

Flavor profiles:
- Savory, spicy, and slightly sweet.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve hot with rice or bread.

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Taste: Savory, Tangy, Spicy, Smoky, Hearty