On the menu .......a little Italy. I've always said I would try making some Italian inspired fare. It's always fun and its hard to go too wrong. This is my version of S&P, enjoy.
What you need......
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 7 sweet Italian sausages cut into rounds.
- 1 onion, Julienne cut
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and Julienne cut
- 2 green bell peppers, seeded and Julienne cut
- 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup dry white wine (I left this out)
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
*drain the tomatoes....(I didn't, but like it this way but on the other hand the extra liquid thinned out the sauce and may have necessitated the need for the Bertolli)
* 1/4 cup Bertolli sauce. It thickens up the sauce.
Cook it up!
In a large pan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook until brown. Add the onions, garlic, basil,fennel seeds, oregano, salt, and pepper and sauté until the onions are translucent. Next add the peppers and tomatoes, simmer 30 minutes. After cooking, if there is a lot of fat floating on the top skim and discard (I didn't have this issue but it really depends on the sausage you buy).
You can serve the dish with flaky/crusty Italian bread, or with pasta like I did.
I was afraid that it wouldn't taste good that way, but we all liked it. My little son Ryan is big on Italian food and after he tasted the dish he said "Mom! this is good!", My oldest, Aaron said (with a full mouth - "This is good mom!"). So according to the little experts, This dish is a success!