6-9 Sausage Italian Sausage Links (mixture of spicy and sweet)
3-5 tbls of brown sugar
2-3 cloves of garlic
Red, orange and green pepper (2 of each- total of 6)
Cinnamon (yeah, I am serious, I said cinnamon)
2 tbls of olive oil
a smattering of basil leaves (optional)
Diced totatoes (3 Roma)
Red Onion - sliced completely into strips (*You can also substitute for a Spanish onion, medium size)
Plan of Attack
Slit the sausages down their middle
In a massive stockpot, add a tbls of olive oil and brown the sausages on both sides over medium heat; Remove from heat and put aside.
While the sausage is cooking, core and cut the peppers and onions into slices
In the same stockpot, over medium heat, add garlic, onions and tomatoes. Cook throughly and then add sausages and cover.
When sausages are cooked through add peppers; When peppers are cooked ( 5-11 minutes), add salt, sugar and chopped basil leaves.
Cover your creation for as much time is needed to integrate spices into the base and removethe remove the pot from the heat.
Serve on hoagie/hero/sub rolls (call em what ya want, the end goal is a sandwich you'll enjoy).
Comments: Leftovers are awesome worked into a sauce over spaghetti, just fyi! I have been perfecting my S&P since I got a kitchen, and it is a journey...an S&P journey taken by the brave and the lovers of hot food for cold nights. Basil is a welcome add on for pretty much anything, so add away...It's your sausage and my motto in life is "treat the sausages in your life well"...