Pasta With Bell Peppers, Pesto and Sweet Italian Sausage

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 5-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove casing from sausage links. Heat skillet, and add links. Break up meat while cooking (like ground beef consistancy) Cook until nicely browned.
  • Place on paper plate with paper towel to soak up extra grease. Place aside until needed.
  • Wash tomatoes and slice up into workable size. Place in food processor.
  • Peel garlic cloves and place in processor with tomatoes.
  • Cut lemon in half, squeeze juice from one half on top of tomatoes and garlic on food processor.
  • Wash basil and cilantro. Place herbs in food processor as well.
  • Process until all tomatoes are chopped up - NOT until smooth. You want a little chunkiness. Sauce will be a little watery. (I have thought about adding a small can of tomato paste or something here to thicken the sauce and make it more like what you would get out of a jar, however I have never tried it so I'm not sure how it would work/taste.).
  • Wash and cut up pepper. Cut into slices and then cut the slices in half.
  • Place tomato sauce in pan and add in meat. Heat for 5-10 minutes over medium heat until warm. Add in pepper for a few minutes and cook until desired firmness. (I only put them in for about 2-3 minutes as I like them just warm, and still crunchy.).
  • Mix sauce with warm pasta, stir in pesto and serve ENJOY!
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