Recipe by Little Bee
My Mom made these often when I was growing up and I have always loved them! I think this is the most authentic and traditional way to make these.Traditional Sausage and Peppers do NOT have tomato sauce! We always ate them on Italian sub rolls with mustard but you could eat these alone with good crusty bread on the side. This serves 8 and can easily be scaled down or increased depending on how many you want to feed.
Top Review by KieranSaighir
I'm not sure about the rest of the country, but here in NJ, once a year, various cities have what are referred to as Italian Feasts, which are nothing more than a block party during some religious festival, where food stands are set up. These sausage and pepper subs are probably the most popular food. They are also found at food stands on the boardwalks of various Jersey shore locales. This recipe is right on the money.
- 8 hot Italian sausages (if you prefer) or 8 italian sweet sausage (if you prefer)
- 29.58 ml olive oil
- 1 large onion, halved and sliced
- 2 large red peppers, seeded and sliced
- 1 green pepper, seeded and sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 0.25 ml crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 4.92 ml dried oregano
- 8 Italian rolls
- mustard (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat the oil in a large pan, over medium heat.
- Add the sausages and cook, turning frequently.
- You want them browned all over and this takes about 10 minutes.
- Add the onions and stir up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
- Then after another 2 minutes, add the peppers, garlic, salt, pepper, and dried oregano.
- After lowering the heat cook for another 5-10 minutes until the vegetables are tender and the sausages are cooked through.