Italian Sausage Baked in Wine

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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    lbs sweet Italian sausage (or a combo) or 4 lbs hot Italian sausage, in casing (or a combo)
  • 2
    heads garlic, cloves separated but unpeeled
  • 1
    (750 ml) bottle red wine
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prick the sausages in several places with a fork and place them in a dutch oven.
  • Add the cloves of 1 head of garlic and enough cold water to cover the sausage completely.
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 30- 40 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • When the sausages are cooked, drain off the water.
  • Prick the sausages again to release any fat that remains.
  • Rinse the sausages with hot water and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • Put the sausages, remaining garlic cloves and wine in the dutch oven.
  • Cover loosely (allow the steam to escape) with foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue to bake, stirring occasionally, until the sausages are brown and crispy and have absorbed most of the wine (45 minutes- 1 1/4 hour).
  • De-fat the juices.
  • Serve in the remaining juices in a chafing dish or crockpot for a buffet, use in your favorite recipes, or freeze to use at a later date.
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