March 8, 2013

Italian Sausage and Peppers with Polenta

Yum
On the Menu Today~
Italian Sausage and Peppers
with Polenta

Italian sausage and peppers is made in your crock pot,
which makes it a winner in my book.
We like it served with Polenta~





Italian Sausage and Peppers with Polenta

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 pounds Italian sweet sausage links
  • 6 green peppers
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablspoon Italian seasoning
Cooking Directions
  1. Turn an empty 4 or 5 quart slow cooker on high heat setting, pour the olive oil into the bottom. Stir the garlic into the oil, cover the slow cooker. Let the garlic heat up while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Slice the onion and add to the oil in the slow cooker. Cut each sausage link into thirds; add to the slow cooker. Cut green peppers into thin strips; add to the crock pot. Stir all ingredients well. Add crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chilies, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and turn crock pot to low setting. Cook 7 to 8 hours.

Basic Polenta

Ingredients
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 green onions, chopped
Cooking Directions
  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan, add 2 teaspoon salt. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal. Reduce heat to low and cook until the mixture thickens and the cornmeal is tender, about 15 minutes stirring often.
  2. Turn off the heat and add the butter, stirring until the butter is melted. Stir in chopped green onions. Pour mixture into a buttered 11 x 7 x 1.5 baking dish. Cool. Refrigerate until set. Cut polenta in large squares. You can also cut the polenta with cookie cutters for a more festive look.

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13 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy Lynn! I'm always a fan of crock pot recipes too!

    I would love for you to come share this (and a few other of your awesome posts) on my brand new link party....the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA! It's running now through Sunday at Noon ET. Sure would love to see you there! Here's the link if you're interested...

    http://the-home-girl-blog.blogspot.com/2013/03/welcome-to-very-first-festive-friday.html

    Thanks so much for sharing this! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

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  2. Hi~ Thanks so much for stopping by and I would love to join you for Festive Friday! It's sounds like fun~ See You there! Lynn

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  3. I'm not sure if I've ever had Polenta. It looks good, I need to try this. I like cornbread, is it similiar?

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  4. Hi Betty~ Polenta tastes similar to corn bread but it has a spongy and wetter consistency....if that makes any sense:) It is really mild tasting. Polenta is similar to grits. You can do many different things with polenta also. Thanks for stopping by and I hope I was of some help:) Lynn

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  5. Lynn a good slow cooker recipe always is NO 1 in my books too. Love all your yummy photos. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Hi Cindy! I do love my slow cooker~ I still use my slow cooker, as much as possible, makes life so much easier:) Have a Great Weekend~ Lynn

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  6. I love Italian sausage! This sounds so good! And I have seen polenta, but I have never tried it. And never tried to make it. may have to try this tomorrow. Swinging by on the blog hop. Check me out @ www.feelingtheemptynest.com when you have time. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Nicky~ Thanks for stopping~ I'll swing by for a visit:) See you soon~ Lynn

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  7. It looks so tasty. And it does look like it would be fairly easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  8. I don't think I've ever seen a crock pot recipe that starts like this one--heating the crock up first. Interesting! I love to serve just about anything over grits, so I love your choice polenta. Thanks for linking this week, Lynn!

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    1. My mom used to start her crock pot recipes that way, when ever she was using raw onions or garlic in a recipe......maybe when crock pots first came out they did it that way! lol Lynn

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  9. Delicious flavours! I am definitely trying this one in Winter.

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    1. This is one of those delicious Winter time comfort foods:) Thanks for stopping~Lynn

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