Name: Al's Sausage Sauce



Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Comments: 12/15/2014 - Modified to become vegetarian and low-salt
12/1/2016 - I made this with sweet Italian sausage for a holiday party. I should have cooked the sausages first before trying to cut them. I revised the recipe to reflect this. I increased the amount of oregano to a tablespoon, but forgot the cayenne. This amount was combined with a 16-oz package of rotini, and the combination filled the Crock-pot.
9/2/2018 - I used four grilled hamburger patties as the meat, and added them with the tomatoes and spices. I omitted the cayenne pepper, but included the salt substitute. The resulting sauce was dense with meat and thin in tomatoes.
5/18/2020 - I used 2 smoked Andouille sausages (about 5 1/2 oz), 2 small onions, only 1/2 red bell pepper, and a 4-oz can of sliced black olives. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. I used 3 cups of uncooked rotini.
6/15/2020 - I had four chicken sausages and three cups of bowties, but I used bottled Classico Tomato & Basil pasta sauce. It tasted rather sweet. We did not quite finish the bowties.
1/14/2022 - I made roughly a half recipe to put on store-bought, frozen ravioli. I kept the full amount of spices.
10/1/2022 - I used 13-oz of Field Roast-brand Italian Garlic & Fennel plant-based sausage. I also used only one green pepper and omitted the cayenne. I added one carrot and one celery stalk. I poured half over 16-oz Cara Mamma-brand “Basil” potato gnocchi, and served with brussels sprouts, bread, and green salad. This will do us for two meals. I froze the remaining sauce for a future meal.
10/29/2022 - I used 10-oz Beyond Meatballs (12 of them), 1/2 of a 24-oz bottle of commercial tomato sauce, 8-oz can of tomato sauce, 16-oz potato gnocchi with basil and the other things in the recipe except I omitted the cayenne. I cooked the “meatballs” and gnocchi according to the directions on the package.
1/16/2023 - I forgot to add the spices! I did add a 6-oz can of tomato paste, which made the sauce thicker. I used two Field Roast Italian Garlic and Fennel sausages, and served it over 12-oz of Barrila cheese and spinach tortellini

Source: Trial and error

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