Friday, June 21, 2013

Sausage, Peppers, & Onions {Crock-Pot}

A Taste of Home Cooking, has hosted another recipe swap, this one had the theme of "Cooking with Alcohol." I submitted my delicious Champagne Chicken Pasta and received this wonderful recipe for Sausage, Peppers, & Onions, from Sparks from the Kitchen.

I was really excited when I received this recipe for the swap, it had gotten rave reviews from other bloggers- not only for the ease, but it is also a huge crowd-pleaser. I have to say, I agree! This dish did not take long at all to prepare and it makes the perfect sandwich. I served this to a crowd that was over for watching the NBA Finals Game 5. It was so fun and I left the crock-pot on and everyone could just fix a sandwich or two, whenever they were ready to eat. It was the perfect game-food. It was filling, yummy, easy to eat, and no-frills.

I have a 5-quart crock-pot and this was filled to the very top, after about 3 hours, it had cooked down and I was able to mix it all together. If your crock-pot is smaller, I recommend cutting this recipe in half.
Source: I Was Born To Cook, via Sparks from the Kitchen

2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
2 lbs. of Italian Sausage, hot
1 lb. of Italian Sausage, sweet
2 Red Bell Peppers, cut into strips
1 Green Bell Pepper, cut into strips
2 Yellow Onions, cut into strips
1 can of Crushed Tomatoes, 28 oz.
5 cloves of Garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
1 tablespoon of Garlic Powder
1/2 cup of Dry White Wine
Sandwich Rolls, sturdy like Bolillo Rolls
Provolone Cheese

First, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown the sausages on all sides, I did this in four batches, adding the additional tablespoon of olive oil as needed. Place browned sausages in the crock-pot. Place the sliced bell peppers and onions on top.

Next, using your choice of blender/food processor/immersion blender, pulse the crushed tomatoes with the garlic to make a smoother sauce. Stir in the italian seasoning, garlic powder, and white wine. Pour the sauce over the veggies in the crock-pot.

Cook on low for at least 4 hours.

After the time has elapsed, slice open your sandwich rolls and place the sausage, pepper, and onion mixture inside, top with a slice of provolone cheese immediately, so it can melt.


Happy Cooking,
The Barbee Housewife


  1. I love anything that I can cook in the crock-pot. This looks like a simple and easy meal that I could eat as a sandwich or even over pasta!

  2. I'm glad you loved it. It's a super delicious and really easy recipe that is just fantastic!!

  3. This looks like my husband's ideal sandwich.

  4. Great idea, making this for game watching food!!

  5. Great recipe! I love sausage and peppers...yum!

  6. Yum! I'm adding this recipe to my list so I can use up my peppers! :)