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Monday, December 19, 2011

Spicy Tuscan Style Sausage Ragu - Secret Recipe Club



It's Secret Recipe Club time again!  This month I was assigned A Spoonful of Thyme.  Kate has so many mouth-watering recipes on her blog; I had a hard time choosing just one!  I ultimately decided on this Spicy Tuscan Style Sausage Ragu.

This was extremely flavorful and SO easy to make.  I especially loved that it was made in the slow cooker.  I love having dinner ready and waiting when I get home from work!  We both absolutely loved this sauce.  I t was even better the second time we ate it.  I highly recommend this sauce.  We will be making this on a regular basis.  Thanks, Kate!




Spicy Tuscan Style Sausage Ragu
(Printable Recipe)

2 Tbsp olive oil
3/4 pound sweet Italian pork sausage, casings removed
3/4 pound hot Italian pork sausage, casings removed
1 large red onion, finely chopped (I used 2 Tbsp dried minced onion)
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 cup dry red wine (I used beef broth)
1 28 oz can Italian peeled tomatoes with their juice, chopped (I pulsed them in the food processor)
1 28 oz can tomato puree
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup heavy cream

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Crumble the sausages into the pan and cook, stirring frequently to break up the lumps, until the meat is lightly browned. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is tender.

Add the wine (or broth) and scrape the bottom of the skillet. Pour the contents into the slow cooker. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours. Stir in the cream and cook for 1 hour more, or until the meat is very tender. Taste for seasoning.


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11 comments:

  1. Your pasta dish looks amazing! Almost makes me want to eat it for breakfast :) I like the crock pot idea too. Perfect

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  2. Hmmm---this might be dinner tonight! Great SRC pick and post. Hope you have a great holiday!

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  3. Thank you, Steph, for the kind words. I am so happy that you liked the recipe. This one is on our rotation, also! It was the perfect SRC choice!

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  4. That's a good looking dish.

    Looks like lots of great links to recipes too.

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  5. I made two of your recipes yesterday! Three cheese chicken and pasta and the red velvet brownies (yes, they are indeed to die for). I found you through my son's girlfriend... many thanks. I plain to blog about you later and link you to my blog.
    Eat on!! Happy holidays!

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  6. Sounds really yummy. Love adding cream to tomato sauce. So good!

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  7. The picture is quite drool worthy...very nice!

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  8. I am SO hungry right now and your photo has put me over the edge. Just wish I had a bowl of this right now. Glad that you are part of SRC with me. Happy Holidays!!

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  9. I'm looking for more recipes to make in the slow cooker. This looks delicious. I'm pinning it now.

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  10. Yum, what a great pasta sauce!

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  11. Just found your blog via SRC and love it! Your recipes look so yummy and I can't wait to try.

    Stop by my blog sometime :)
    http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com

    Happy New Year!

    Krista

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