Spicy Sausage Meatball Sauce



Spicy Sausage Meatball Sauce

Ingredients :
2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
5 garlic cloves, minced
4 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 large sweet onion
1 large green pepper
1 medium sweet red pepper
1 medium sweet orange pepper
1 medium sweet yellow pepper
10 hot Italian sausage links (4 ounces each), casings removed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons canola oil
Hot cooked pasta

How To Make :
Place first eight ingredients in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Chop onion and peppers; stir into tomato mixture.
Shape sausage into 1-3/4-in. balls; roll in flour to coat lightly. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook meatballs in batches until lightly browned, 5-8 minutes, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels. Add to slow cooker, stirring gently into sauce.
Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until meatballs are cooked through and vegetables are tender. Serve with pasta.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled meatball mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Place meatball mixture in a large skillet; heat through, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.

Test Kitchen tips :
This is a hearty take on meatballs with sauce. If you aren’t a fan of heat, use sweet sausage links.
Try serving the meatballs and sauce on toasted Italian sub rolls.


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