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Sausage, peppers, onions and tomato sauce w/pasta

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I intended to do an instructable on a sausage sandwich but as it got time to eat, company arrived, so I cooked up some pasta and made a mini "ible" inside the main one., Pretty much everything is the same except in the end I sliced up the sausage and served it with pasta instead of in a roll
 
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Step 1: Lets get started

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Your going to need the following ingredients.
 Hot italian sausage links or sausage of your choice
 Green pepper
 Poasted red peppers
 onions
 tomato sauce, the cans shown were 10 for $5us but use what you like
a crock pot or slow cooker
 Seasonings
 hot pepper flakes
 chopped garlic
  Italian seasoning
  salt and pepper

Step 2: Chop and drop

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Slice the pepper and onion into strips and drop into the crockpot, add the spices of your choice ( sorry I don't measure) dump in the tomato sauce of your choice and turn the crockpot up to high.
 I used a  pic from another "ible" for the peppers and onions so just ignore the jalapenos

Step 3: Sizzle and pop

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Get a frying pan nice and hot and lay down the sausage, we're not going to completely cook them, just get a nice brown on the outside

Step 4: Ready, set, WAIT

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put the now nicely browned sausage links in the crockpot, reduce the heat to low and let it cook, and cook, and cook without a lid. Stir the mix occasionally and as the sauce reduces scrape down the sides. DON'T throw the scrappings away!! There's a ton of flavor in the concentration, just add it back to the sauce !
 I let it cook about 14hours with a break in the refrigerator while I slept (Im ex fire/rescue so I don't leave anything on when I go to bed)
 I was intending to have sausage sandwichs but my daughter and son in law showed up at dinner time so I cooked up some pasta to make it stretch

Step 5: Mini "ible" cooking pasta

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 I go by the adage that to much water is never enough when it comes to pasta so I filled a large pot with water and brought it to a boil.  Every cooking show tells you to "season" the pasta water before cooking but all they do is add SALT ! !  I add salt, garlic and if I hadn't used up my supply in the sauce, italian seasonings. Put the pasta of choice in the boiling water and cook till it reaches your preferred doneness.    OOOPS.. I forgot to get pics of the pasta cooking and draining !

Step 6: Serve and enjoy

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 Ok, time to plate it all up and serve. Place a portion of your liking on a plate, cover with the sausage and sauce and add grated cheese, grab a fork and enjoy...