Tuesday, May 10, 2016
How do you like your sausage?
Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers
Sweet Italian Sausage links, cut in half, or thirds if large
salt and pepper
2 yellow onions, cut in half then sliced
3 small or 2 large green bell peppers, sliced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 teaspoon (more or less) red chili pepper flakes
28oz can tomato sauce
28oz can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken broth
Drizzle a small amount of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium/medium-high heat (6/10 on the heat scale.) Add half or a third of the sausages (depending on how big your skillet is,) then brown for a minute or two on all four sides, or until golden brown, then transfer to a 6-quart crock pot (sausage does not need to be cooked all the way through.) Repeat with remaining sausage then add to crock pot.
Turn heat up to medium-high then add onions to skillet, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until just beginning to become tender, 3-4 minutes then add to crock pot.
Add bell peppers to skillet, season with salt and pepper, then saute until crisp tender, 4-5 minutes, adding a drizzle more oil if necessary to keep peppers from burning. Add garlic then saute for 1 more minute, and then add peppers and garlic to crock pot.
Add red chili pepper flakes, a little pit of salt and pepper, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, and chicken broth to crock pot then cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until sausages are very tender. Serve over pasta or inside rolls with provolone cheese on top.