Monday, February 7, 2011
I had a pot of this Stewed Garlicky Sausage and Peppers simmering to perfection on my countertop all afternoon before the Super Bowl yesterday. Taken from my autographed copy of The Deen Family Cookbook, this recipe is sure to please!
This one is great for a crowd or perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. To start, just chop red and green bell peppers, onions, and mix with 4 cloves of minced garlic.
Then take out 1-3/4 lbs of Italian sausage (or more if you're expecting company).
Cut the sausage up and brown in a large skillet, then stir in red pepper flakes and oregano.
Add in tomato paste and stir to combine, followed by a can of diced tomatoes and some dry white wine.
Arrange half of the onion-pepper-garlic mixture in a crockpot.
Top with the sausage mixture.
Then pour the rest of the onions and peppers over the top.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 2 hours.
You can serve this as a stew with crusty bread for dipping OR do what I did and make it a sandwich. This was pretty amazing topped with a slice of provolone!
Stewed Garlicky Sausage and Peppers from The Deen Family Cookbook
2 large onions, chopped
2 large green bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
4 clove garlic, minced
3 tbsp olive oil
1 3/4 lbs sweet or hot Italian sausage, cut into chunks
1 tsp dried oregano
Pinch red pepper flakes
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 tsp salt
Toss vegetables and garlic in a bowl. Heat oil in a skillet and add sausages and brown them, turning occasionally. Stir in seasonings and cook for 30 minutes more. Stir in paste and cook another minute. Add diced tomatoes with their juices, wine and salt; simmer for 2 minutes.
Arrange half the onion and pepper mixture in the bottom of the crock pot. Cover with half the sausage mixture. Repeat layers and cover. Cook on LOW for 4 hours or on HIGH for 2 hours. Serves 4.