He put the onions in the pan and let them simmer in the olive oil. They noise they made told him the temperature was correct.
When they had turned translucent and soft, he added the garlic. After a few moments, the smell of the cooking garlic began to permeate the room.
Before he threw the peppers in, he turned the temperature up. When they hit the oil they began to crackle; it was music to his ears.
The final ingredient was the meat. He turned the heat back down so it wouldn’t burn as it cooked.
The doorbell chimed pleasantly.