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.