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Italian Hot Sausage Sandwiches



  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds hot sausage cut into 6-inch lengths
  • 2 cups tomato sauce, preferably homemade
  • 1 1/2 cups canned whole tomatoes
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Brown sugar, optional


  1. Sauté the onion and pepper in the olive oil and butter until soft in a heavy pot or casserole. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add sausage to the pot and sauté until browned on all sides. Return the onions and peppers to the pot. Add tomato sauce.
  3. Place whole tomatoes in the blender and whirl with a handful of parsley and a few basil leaves. Add to the sausage mixture.
  4. Simmer the mixture for an hour. Season with salt and pepper. If the sauce seems to acidic, add a tablespoon of brown sugar.
  5. Serve on sausage rolls.

Serves 4.


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