Hot Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers

The Butcher Shoppe in Lake Poconos was selling homemade, hot Italian sausage that the owner warned us, several times, of it’s spiciness.  Yeah right, we said.  Give us six.  They were very hot and spicy, but in a good way 🙂  More fennel seed!

My original idea was to make sausage, onion and pepper hoagies.  With that in mind, I found some fairly nice peppers, a really big onion and 5-6 garlic cloves.

I had some homemade tomato sauce in the freezer and also discovered a package of fresh fettuccine.  It seems I had enough of the sausages with the sauce for pasta and sandwiches the next day 🙂

Hot Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers

6 Hot Italian sausage links

2 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, sliced

1 green bell pepper, sliced

4 garlic cloves, sliced

1 tbsp oregano

1 tsp red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup red wine

3 cups homemade tomato sauce

Brown the links on all sides in a large skillet in the olive oil, remove, slice and set aside.  Add the onions, garlic and peppers to the skillet, sauteing until soft.  Add the oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and red wine, bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.  Stir in the tomato sauce and sausage slices, simmering for 20 minutes.

Serve over pasta or in hoagie rolls.



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6 Responses to Hot Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers

  1. Mad Dog says:

    They sound like perfect sausages!

  2. Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  3. We also like spice and it’s funny how many people try to warn us away from spice! As long as the flavour is there, bring on the heat! Really like this recipe.

  4. Conor Bofin says:

    Lovely simple dish Rosemary. The homemade sauce makes the difference.

  5. chef mimi says:

    This is a fabulous dish. I’ve never met a sausage that I didn’t like, which probably isn’t such a great thing! Love this over pasta.

  6. ragnarsbhut says:

    This does look tasty.

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