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drunken sausage

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Shelley Maurer
Kenosha, WI

As with a lot of foods, this one is better made the day before so the flavors can all absorb. I reheat in my slow cooker for parties as an appetizer or over a hearty pasta for a meal.

(1 rating)
yield 12 or more
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 45 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For drunken sausage

  • 12
    italian sausage links (i.e. hot, mild or sweet)
  • 4-6
    multi-colored peppers (i use red, yellow and orange)
  • 1 lg
  • 2-3 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • olive oil
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 bottle
    red wine - 750 ml (i.e. chianti, merlot, whatever you have on hand that you don't mind cooking with)
  • 1 can
    tomato paste, smalll

How To Make drunken sausage

  • 1
    Slow roast Italian sausage. Drain off grease and cool slightly. Slice diagonally.
  • 2
    Clean and slice peppers into 3/4 inch slices.
  • 3
    Clean and slice onion into 1/2 inch slices.
  • Drunken Sausage
    Sauté peppers and onion in olive oil until tender. Add garlic, sliced sausage, wine and red pepper flakes. Stir in tomato paste and simmer until wine is reduced to almost nothing.
  • 5
    Serve with slices of a crusty baguette, on a bomber bun or over pasta