Italian Sausage in Red Sauce

Italian Sausage in Red Sauce

 

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Italian Sausage in Red Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 large can whole tomatoes 28-ounce
  • 3 12- ounce cans tomato paste
  • water
  • salt freshly-ground pepper, and garlic salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 cup dry red wine such as Chianti or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 pounds hot Italian sausage cut into 4-inch sections

Instructions

  1. Chop the canned tomatoes and put them in a large pot, adding one can of water and three cans of tomato paste. Stir well to combine, then add water to the pot until you’ve filled the pot slightly halfway.
  2. Over medium heat, begin bringing this mixture to the boil, adding salt, pepper, garlic salt to taste along with the sugar before it gets to the boiling point. (Let your taste preferences be your guide in terms of how much seasoning to use). Add the wine and the Parmesan cheese to the sauce, and stir well, bringing to a boil.
  3. Add the sausage to the sauce.
  4. Return everything to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer slowly for four hours. Continue to stir the pot, using a wooden spoon, and scrape up from the bottom in case you’ve let the heat get too high and the sauce starts to burn. The secret here is a SLOW, STEADY SIMMER.
  5. Check the sausage before serving; if it’s pink inside, keep simmering it, and the sauce, until done.
  6. Serve over pasta noodles or in buns for sandwiches.

 

Italian Sausage in Red Sauce