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Mark's Old-Fashioned Sausage and Peppers

  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 green bell peppers, cored, seeded, and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 4 fresh, hot Italian sausages
  • 4 fresh, sweet Italian sausages
  • 1 cup milled or crushed canned Italian plum tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups dry red wine
  • 1 pinch of dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a large skillet with a lid, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, and peppers, and cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the sausages, and cook about 4 minutes more, until sausages begin to brown. Add the tomatoes, wine, oregano, and a large pinch of salt. Cover, bring to a simmer, and simmer gently about 25 minutes, until the peppers are very soft. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

    Note: These recipes have been adapted from "The Campagna Table: Country Style Italian Cooking" by Mark Strausman. Reprinted by permission of William Morrow & Co. Inc.

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