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Tomato Sauce w/Italian Sausage

ingredients:  plain Hunt’s tomato sauce, carrots, white onion, garlic, Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes, purple onion, red bell pepper.

  1. heat a large pot over medium heat. drizzle w/olive oil and add 6 italian sausage links. (if sausage comes in casing, remove the casing) break up sausage a little and let cook
  2. in a food processor add roughly chopped carrots, white onion, 3-5 garlic cloves. blend until finely chopped
  3. stir meat again and break into pieces. add carrot, garlic, onion mixture and salt & pepper, stir. cook for about 15 min.
  4. slice a couple of handfuls of cherry tomatoes, dice purple onion and red pepper, add to pot. lightly salt & pepper again and stir. let cook for about 15 min. more
  5. add 1 32 oz can of tomato sauce, lower heat to low, and let simmer for at least 30 min.

Notes-

Serve with your favorite pasta. I like thin spaghetti.

I’ve used all different kinds of canned tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes, but found Hunts taste the best.

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Veggie Stew with Spicy Italian Sausage

A refreshing and flavorful stew that will you warm and full of comfort!

Ingredients:

  • box of chopped tomatoes (or can)
  • 1 pkg spicy italian sausage
  • 4 – 6 yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 ribs of celery
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 small white onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
  • 2 tsp fresh oregano, sage and basil
  • salt & pepper.
  1. heat stock pot up over medium heat and drizzle with a little olive oil. remove casing from sausage and add to pot. break up sausage with wooden spoon while it’s cooking.
  2. add fennel seed to pot. quarter potatoes, add to pot. season with salt, mix everything together.
  3. roughly chop carrots, onion and celery. put into food processor and toss in peeled garlic cloves. process until veggies are finely chopped. add to pot.
  4. pull oregano off stems and add to pot. chop up sage and add to pot. mix everything up, season with salt & pepper and let cook for about 15 minutes.
  5. add chopped tomatoes to pot and allow stew to simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes.
  6. add frozen corn (or fresh if you have it) to pot. pour in 1 cup of chicken stock and keep simmering about 15 minutes more.

Garnish with basil and serve with garlic bread and it’s a meal!

Makes 4 servings

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