Friday, October 22, 2010

Slow-Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers with Cole Slaw

Yesterday's recipe was for a meatball sub and I said that I reserved the leftover sauce to be used for today's Italian Sausage and Peppers.

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!


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  2. I've never had cole slaw with yogurt before but that sounds good!!

  3. This going on my to MAKE list for this Sunday! Yum. I so love recipes for my slow cooker!! Thank you

  4. Ooooh, this sounds yummy, DEF. adding this to my list. Shaun looooooves cole slaw, but I am not a fan. I sub. greek yogurt for mayo or sour cream a lot!



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