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patriot45
09-29-2008, 09:11 PM
This can feed an army and its a very easy 1 pot meal for a crowd. You can scale this recipe down to just a few sausages and a bottle of Pace salsa, but I gotta go big! I get 12-15 people every Sunday for football and we eat alot!

30 mixed brats and mild Italian sausages
3 large bottles med. salsa
2 large bottle hot picante
diced peppers (yellow, red and orange)
1 large can diced tomatos
2 large onions diced
10 cloves garlic minced
2 cartons button mushrooms halved
S & P to taste
1/2 cup red wine

In a large pot, put evry thing but the sausage and wine and simmer.

Brown sausages in batches for 5 0r 6 minutes per side, about half way cooked, nice and brown outside but still red in the middle. As the next batch browns, cut up the browned sausage into bite sized pieces and add to the big pot.
After browning is done, deglaze the pan with the wine until sludgy about 5-6 minutes and add to the big pot.
Let that simmer for about 2.5 hours, uncovered, stirring often.

We served with Italian bread and fusili pasta.
And beer!:D

The contestants;
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/bbbbbbbb008.jpg

Bubbling for hours

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/bbbbbbbb012.jpg

I forgot to take a pic when it was served but we had to make some take-out trays!

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/bbbbbbbb014.jpg

LibraryLady
09-29-2008, 09:16 PM
I hate you. I just had an Oreo blizzard for dinner.




Just kidding, I enjoy your recipes and pictures more than you could know. My Dad was an adventurous and wonderful cook. He would have been crazy about you.:)

patriot45
09-29-2008, 09:34 PM
I hate you. I just had an Oreo blizzard for dinner.




Just kidding, I enjoy your recipes and pictures more than you could know. My Dad was an adventurous and wonderful cook. He would have been crazy about you.:)


The cooking is fun, the cleanup is a bitch!!

Only kidding avery body lends a hand at cleanup time, especially the wives! :D

LibraryLady
09-29-2008, 09:36 PM
OK, the cheese and ham were for the appetizers, right?:confused:

Bubba Dawg
09-29-2008, 09:45 PM
I saw canned tomatoes. I made chili recently and used fresh tomatoes because we had a ton of them. It was good chili, but it really was different in the way it tasted from when i cooked chili with canned tomatoes, which is what i usually use. The chili made with fresh tomatoes had a sweeter taste. Definitely different.

I actually prefer the taste of chili made with canned tomatoes, which is what you used in your recipe.

Just an observation.

There are some pasta sauce recipes that definitely benefit from the quality of the taste of fresh tomatoes, but it really is different and is something to consider when putting together a recipe.

BTW, your recipe looks delicious.

patriot45
09-29-2008, 10:48 PM
OK, the cheese and ham were for the appetizers, right?:confused:

You got it! Sweet Bay supermarket loves me! :D

patriot45
09-29-2008, 10:50 PM
I saw canned tomatoes. I made chili recently and used fresh tomatoes because we had a ton of them. It was good chili, but it really was different in the way it tasted from when i cooked chili with canned tomatoes, which is what i usually use. The chili made with fresh tomatoes had a sweeter taste. Definitely different.

I actually prefer the taste of chili made with canned tomatoes, which is what you used in your recipe.

Just an observation.

There are some pasta sauce recipes that definitely benefit from the quality of the taste of fresh tomatoes, but it really is different and is something to consider when putting together a recipe.

BTW, your recipe looks delicious.

I do my tomato sauce with canned crushed tomatos and some tomato paste and ground meat and onions and garli and peppers, the secret is to cook it down for hours! :D

Bubba Dawg
09-29-2008, 10:56 PM
I do my tomato sauce with canned crushed tomatos and some tomato paste and ground meat and onions and garli and peppers, the secret is to cook it down for hours! :D

True dat. Sounds great.

JB
09-29-2008, 10:58 PM
I don't mind because I like your recipe threads but are you duping??? (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/showthread.php?t=1994) :p

LibraryLady
09-29-2008, 11:00 PM
This one is better - no ashtray!

patriot45
09-29-2008, 11:05 PM
I don't mind because I like your recipe threads but are you duping??? (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/showthread.php?t=1994) :p

Yes, but I thought that I lost this on our other site. Its also requested alot! My bad!

JB
09-29-2008, 11:09 PM
Yes, but I thought that I lost this on our other site. Its also requested alot! My bad!Hey, it was a memorable recipe.

I thought it was lost to the old site too but there's only 3 pages of recipes so it was no big deal going back two. :D