Sausage, peppers and onions
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Serves 4 to 6
Barbara Buchholz of Escalon was looking for a good recipe for sausage, peppers and onion.
Today's Mailbox is featuring two recipes for Buchholz. Loni Reynolds of Fair Oaks shares this Giada De Laurentiis recipe, which is a favorite of Reynolds' husband. Reynolds likes to serve this with pasta instead of in rolls.
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage (use more if desired)
2 red bell peppers, sliced
2 yellow onions, sliced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup Marsala wine
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
4 to 6 fresh Italian sandwich rolls, optional
Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook until brown on both sides, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and drain. Keeping the pan over medium heat, add the peppers, onions, salt and pepper and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the oregano, basil and garlic and cook 2 more minutes.
Add the tomato paste and stir. Add the Marsala wine, tomatoes and chili flakes, if using. Stir to combine, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the browned bits. Bring to a simmer.
Cut the sausages into 4 to 6 pieces each, about 1-inch cubes. Add the sausage back to the pan and stir to combine. Cook until the sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes.
Serve in bowls. Or if serving as a sandwich, split the rolls in half lengthwise. Hollow out the bread from the bottom side of each roll, being careful not to puncture the crust. Fill the bottom half of the roll with sausage mixture. Top and serve sandwiches immediately.
Per serving, based on 6 without rolls: 328 calories; 15 grams protein; 18 grams carbohydrates; 17 grams fat (2 saturated, 8 monounsaturated, 1 polyunsaturated, 6 other); 45 milligrams cholesterol; 974 milligrams sodium; 2 grams fiber; 48 percent calories from fat.