Yesterday was Canadian Thanksgiving, and I am still wallowing in gluttonous enjoyment of family and food. But recipe hops are one of my favourite kinds, so this week I said to my fellow bloggers:
As the weather gets cooler in Northern British Columbia, I tend to make more stews and casseroles and soups. Share your favourite cold weather meal recipe!
If you joined me from AJ Andersen, welcome!
I love my slow cooker, especially in winter. But I do get tired of chicken and beef recipes after awhile. Also, if I’m using a slow cooker, I want the meal to come out of it complete, and I’m not a big fan of cooking pasta in the pot (I feel it has a funny texture). After all those disclaimers, here’s one of my favourite recipes.
Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers
8 – 10 uncooked Italian sausages (can be any flavour)
1 onion, sliced
3 peppers (any colour), sliced
5 – 6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 bag baby potatoes (or about 4 – 5 cups cut in large cubes)
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp Italian seasoning
¼ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
¼ cup water
1 bay leaf
Brown sausage in frying pan. Set aside.
In large bowl mix next eleven ingredients. Spoon enough of this mixture into greased slow cooker to cover bottom. Add layer of sausage, more sauce, another layer of sausage, and the rest of the sauce, covering the sausages.
Add bay leaf. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. Remove bay leaf before serving.
After yesterday, I didn’t think I’d ever be hungry again, but maybe this will be on the menu later this week!
Now, hop over to Jenna Da Sie to another new recipe to add to your collection.