Sausage and Peppers

Sausage & Peppers 1

Sausage and Peppers is great for a Sunday dinner or if you are having a crowd.  This can be eaten in a bowl, or on a hero.  Either way, it is fantastic.
6 Italian Sausages (Sweet or hot. You can use a combination also)
2 Green Bell Peppers
2 Red or Yellow Bell Peppers
2 Large Onions – sliced
4 Cloves Garlic
1 28 oz can Crushed Tomatoes
Olive Oil
Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tablespoon Basil Flakes
Line the bottom of a heavy stockpot with olive oil, about 2 tablespoons.   When the oil is hot, add the sausage and brown on all sides on medium-low heat.  Take out the sausage and set aside.
Smash the garlic cloves with the flat side of a knife and add them to the pot.  Brown the garlic.
Add the onions and cook until they are soft.  Season the onions with salt as they are cooking.  Cut peppers in 1” slices, discarding the seeds and stem.  Add the sliced peppers to the onions.  Season the peppers with salt.  Add a little more olive oil to the peppers if needed.  Cook the onions and peppers for 15 minutes on medium-low heat.
Add the tomatoes, basil and red pepper flakes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Return the sausage to the pot.  (You can keep them whole or cut them in pieces)
Simmer for 45 minutes on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. 

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