Sunday, June 19, 2011

Italian Sausages

This recipe is made for sandwiches, but can easily be made to go over pasta by adding an additional can of diced tomatoes and a small can of tomato sauce. You may want to slice the Italian sausages into 3/4 inch pieces also. 

Italian Sausages

8-10 Italian sausages ( I used medium, if you want it spicier, try hot)
2-lg Onions, sliced into rings
1-lg. Green bell pepper, sliced
1-lg. Red bell pepper, sliced
5-medium Garlic cloves, finely minced
1-14.5oz. can Diced Italian tomatoes
2-t. Oregano
1-t. Basil
1/4-t. Fennel seed, lightly crushed
1/4-C. Water
1-t. Salt
3-T. Butter

Use a large skillet or pan which has a lid. Brown sausages until nicely brown on all sides. Remove from pan and set aside. Melt butter and cook onion and pepper over med. high heat until browned. Reduce heat and cook with lid on pan until tender. Add tomatoes, garlic, oregano, basil, fennel, salt and water. Bring to almost boiling. Slice sausages in half and add to vegetables. Place lid on pan, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until reduced, about 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Serve on crusty Italian rolls or bread.  Enjoy!!


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