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Italian Pepper and Sausage Dinner Recipe

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This recipe for Italian Pepper and Sausage Dinner, by , is from The Brooks Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Diane Brooks
Added: Monday, July 31, 2006


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 lb Italian sausage, sweet and taken out of the casing (or ask the butcher for the ground sausage meat..it saves time) you can keep in casing if you like
1 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thinly
1 large yellow onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 1/2 cups stewed tomatoes
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons romano cheese
grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, to sprinkle over finished dish
top with a few fresh basil leaves
1 lb muti-flavored rotini noodles, cooked al dente

In a large,skillet brown the sausage until it is cooked through.
Drain the fat and drain the sausage on paper towels.
In the same pan heat your olive oil add and saute the peppers, and onions, until the onion is transluscent,then add the garlic and saute gentlely but do not brown your garlic.
This will make the dish bitter.
The vegetables should be tender.
Stir in the tomatoes, spices, romano cheese and sausage.
Cover the pan and simmer all over a medium-low heat for 8-10 min.
If your mixture seems too thick you can add a little water or red wine.
While the meat mixture is cooking, the pasta can be prepared as per directions.
You do not want to overcook your pasta.
You want a little firmness to your noodles.
When you are ready to serve use a large platter.
The noodles first, then spoon the meat mixture over.
Mix slightly.
Sprinkle with the Parigiano-Reggiano and place your fresh basil leaves atop.
This goes well with a full bodied red wine, a green salad with italian oil and vinegar dressing, and most of all a good hard crusted peasant bread.

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30 minutes




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