Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sausages and Peppers

Here's another of our Sunday favorites made better with fresh peppers from the garden:

5 Italian sweet sausages
4-5 Frying peppers - various colors (I only had red ones in the yard)
1 Onion - chopped
1  8oz can tomato sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbs olive oil

Poke holes in the sausages and brown in a large skillet over medium heat until they are cooked through, approx 30-40 minutes.   Meanwhile, chop the peppers and onions into bite-size pieces and set aside.  When the sausages are cooked, remove from the pan.  Add the olive oil and saute the vegeatbles for about five minutes.
While the peppers are frying, slice the sausages into bite-sized pieces.

Add the sausages to the peppers and mix well.  Cook for an additional five minutes or so.

Next, add the tomato sauce and mix well.  Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the peppers soften- about 15 minutes or so.

To finish it off, I like to grate some fresh Pecorino Romano cheese over the mixture and pour into your favorite pasta bowl.  Heat a nice loaf of Italian bread in the oven until crisp.  You can serve the bread on the side, or use it to make a sandwich.

This dish goes great with a fresh tomato-cucumber salad.

"Tutti a tavola a mangiare!" 
(Everyone to the table to eat)


  1. This sounds tasty, especially with a fresh tomato-cucumber salad. But I have to say, come on, canned tomato sauce? With all those beautiful tomatoes that come out of your garden? :-)

  2. Looks fairly easy and very tasty. Your photos really pop off the page, they look good. I see a future for you in food photography.