4 Italian sausage links

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion - chopped to 3/4” pieces

1T dry basil leaves

1 lb. red bell pepper - chopped to 3/4” pieces

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 cup marinara 


Cook sausage links over medium heat covered till cooked to 165* about 20 minutes, drain on paper towel lined cookie sheet or plate, wipe oil from pan with paper towels, cook onions and dry basil in olive oil 5 minutes, add peppers, cover and cook 5 minutes, add minced garlic, cover and cook 3 minutes, season, cover and cook on low till peppers are soft.

Add sausage to peppers and onion and marinara sauce, mix well, bring to a simmer, serve or cool completely and refrigerate for late use. Keeps in refrigerator 7 days.

Use to make a sandwich with melted mozzarella or chop sausage and toss with pasta.