Italian Sausage & Peppers


  • 22 1/2 lbs. of sausage
  • 4 red bell peppers – sliced
  • 1 large sweet onion – sliced thin
  • 56 cloves of garlic – chopped
  • Fresh basil leaves – chopped
  • 45 ripe vines tomatoes – diced
  • 34 tbs. wine
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh Mozzerella
  • Sliced beef steak tomatoes
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh Romano cheese for grating if desired
  • Fresh loaf of Italian bread or bread of your choice


  1. Heat a large cast iron frying pan and place the sausage links in the pan. Let cook for a minute or two then drizzle a little olive oil over the sausage. Cook sausage to achieve a nice golden color, turning once, then set aside. The sausage can finish cooking in the sauce.
  2. Heat a large cast iron frying pan and add the pepper slices. Drizzle a little olive oil over the slices and let the pepper slices get a nice char and remove to a bowl.
  3. Add the sliced onions, drizzle a little olive oil over the onions and let them get a bit of a char.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, garlic and chopped basil to the onions and cook the down for a few minutes.
  5. Add the pepper slices to the pan, the wine and the seasonings and continue to cook for a few minutes on a gentle heat.
  6. Add the sausage to the sauce and cook on a gentle heat until all of the flavors meld together, 20 – 25 minutes on a gentle heat.
  7. Serve with grated Romano cheese, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato and fresh basil leaves and your favorite bread.


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