For our Italian family, if the pasta dinner is not made with a meatball side, then it's got to be a side of an Italian Sausage (or sometimes both). This recipe is one of our favorites, and with the combination of the Spaghetti, Chili Powder, and Lemon Pepper Blends, it provides the perfect Italian flavors. Enjoy it over pasta, on a sandwich, or by itself. Molto bene!
Spaghetti Blend; Chili Powder Blend; Lemon Pepper
2 lbs. Italian Sausage (mild or sweet)
1 large each: green, red and yellow pepper (seeded and sliced)
1 large onion, sliced
4 cloves of minced garlic
1 Tblspn olive oil
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 can ( 6 ounces) tomato paste
1/2 cup red wine
1 Tblspn Chili Powder Blend
2 Tblspns Spaghetti Blend
1 tsp Lemon Pepper
1 tsp salt
1 - 2 tsp sugar (to taste)
In a large skillet, cook the sausages in olive oil until browned on all sides. Remove them from the pan and slice half of the sausage each into thirds and leave the other half of the sausages whole. Add the garlic and onion to the pan and cook until the onions are just tender. Add all of the remaining ingredients (including the sausages) cover and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes. Serve immediately over pasta, or on sandwich rolls topped with melted mozzarella cheese.