Introduction: Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Tomato Sauce W/pasta
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
Step 1: Lets Get Started
Your going to need the following ingredients.
Hot italian sausage links or sausage of your choice
Poasted red peppers
tomato sauce, the cans shown were 10 for $5us but use what you like
a crock pot or slow cooker
hot pepper flakes
salt and pepper
Step 2: Chop and Drop
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
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
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
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
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...