Today is another cheater recipe. I feel like most of my recipes would be candidates on Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade, because I use a lot of pre-made foods to make my life easier. Nothing wrong with that, right?
So, here's how I do it. (And all ingredients can be increased or decreased to accomodate your crowd. I made this on Christmas for about 50 relatives.)
First I sliced about 3-4 onions and 2 green peppers into large chunks or slices and put them at the bottom of the crockpot. Next I layered the Italian sausages on top. Today I put about 6 sausages on the top, but I have purchased sausage at Sam's Club in jumbo packs and layered lots in there. Today I chose sweet, Italian sausage, but this works well with spicy sausage too!
Next I dumped the leftover sauce from the meatballs on top, and I added one can of diced tomatoes to get it some texture. If you don't have any leftover sauce, add one or two jars of your favorite pasta sauce, or a couple cans of diced tomates. I cooked it on low for about 7 hours. The sausages were melt-in-your-mouth soft. I served them on buns with a scoop of the peppers and onions.
I made some cole slaw on the side. For this recipe I bought pre-cut slaw mix. If you are feeling ambitious and want to shred your own cabbage and carrots, that works too! To the slaw mix I added about a half cup of plain, low-fat yogurt, about a quarter cup of white vinegar (sometimes I use red wine vinegar), a good shake of coarse salt, pepper and about a teaspoon of white sugar. If you do not have yogurt on hand, you could use mayo, but it's not nearly as healthy. Mix and chill before serving!