Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fajita Inspired Spaghetti Sauce

What do you do when you have leftover raw bell peppers and red onions from a Fajita meal you had last week? you make a Fajita inspired spaghetti sauce.

Serving Size: 6

1 tbsp jalapeno olive oil
1 bunch of basil leaves, chopped fine
1 red onion, sliced thin
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp dried red peppers
1.5-2 lbs spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
1 24oz tomato basil sauce of your choice, I used a jar of Tomato & Basil Classico

1.Saute basil, onions, and garlic in the oil in a saucepan. Saute on Medium heat, stirring often; if browning occurs, lower heat. Cook until onions are slightly translucent.
2. Add bell peppers to onion mix and saute until onions are completely translucent.
3. Remove Spicy Italian meat from the casing and add it to the onion pepper mixture. While cooking meat make sure to break apart meat with spatula. Add Italian seasoning and red peppers to meat, stir and mix into onion pepper mixture. **to remove sausage meat from casing, slice sausage down the middle, lengthwise, and gently unwrap the sausage from the casing.
4. Once meat is cooked and no longer pink, add tomato basil sauce to the onion pepper sausage mixture. Combine well to make a nice chunky spicy sauce.
5. Top your favorite noodles with some sauce and serve with some freshly grated Parmesan or some grated Mexican Colby Jack cheese mix. Enjoy!

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