Italian Sausage and Peppers
Recipe Servings: 8 portions
Recipe Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Cook Time: 60 minutes
1 jar Lucini® Spicy Tuscan Tomato Sauce
2 lbs hot Italian sausage, cut into ½ inch links
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 large green bell peppers, seeded and sliced into ½ wide slices
½ large white onion
1 lb baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup fresh basil, cut into thin slivers
¼ tsp crushed red pepper
1 cup red wine
Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
Lucini® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Heat sausage in a large sauté pan. Cook until golden-brown, remove from pan and set aside. Add the garlic, onion, bell pepper and mushrooms to pan and sauté in the drippings produced from the sausage until onion is golden and peppers are soft. Return the sausage to the pan, add crushed red pepper and stir.
In a separate pot, carefully add sauce, oregano, parsley, basil and contents of the sauté pan. Season with salt and pepper, add wine and stir. Cover the pot and simmer for at least one hour on low heat.
Cut the bread in three large pieces, then slice the loaves of crusty bread and place on a baking sheet, cut side up. Drizzle with olive oil and broil for a few minutes – until just toasted.
Top each piece of bread with sausage and sauce. Serve immediately.
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