One of my favorite fair foods that I always looked forward to, until I learned how to make them myself. Serve on Italian hoagie rolls.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
6 hrs 15 mins
total:
6 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
25
Yield:
25 sandwiches
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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut the sausages apart into individual links if necessary, place the sausage links into a large skillet over medium heat, and brown them on all sides. Set the sausages aside, reserving the pan drippings.

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  • Pour the whole tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and tomato sauce into a large saucepan with a lid; stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, sugar, and onion powder. Bring the mixture to a boil; add the cooked sausages, pan drippings, green peppers, and onions. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are very tender and the sauce has thickened, about 6 hours. Serve on Italian hoagie buns.

Nutrition Facts

479 calories; protein 20.6g; carbohydrates 50.9g; fat 21.5g; cholesterol 36.4mg; sodium 1491.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2010
Easy and delicious! I browned the sausage first as the recipe states but didn't reserve the pan drippings as I felt the sausage itself was greasy enough. The only thing I changed about the sauce was to use minced garlic vs. garlic powder. When it was done I served it on toasted hoagie rolls and topped it off with shredded Parmesan and Romano cheese. Very good and very filling - definitely makes enough for a crowd! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2010
Easy and delicious! I browned the sausage first as the recipe states but didn't reserve the pan drippings as I felt the sausage itself was greasy enough. The only thing I changed about the sauce was to use minced garlic vs. garlic powder. When it was done I served it on toasted hoagie rolls and topped it off with shredded Parmesan and Romano cheese. Very good and very filling - definitely makes enough for a crowd! Read More
(75)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
I didn't have whole stewed tomatoes so I used a can of crushed; cut the recipe down to 5 servings for my package of 5 links. I really thought this was wonderful . I didn't cook this for as long as recipe stated, I cooked for 3 hours and by then my peppers were pretty much boiled down to mush. This made for a delicious sauce but you'll have to add sliced peppers during the last 1-2 hours if you want any resemblence of them left. :) Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
This is a good and easy recipe for sausage sandwiches. We ate half and I froze the rest. My huband loves these. We had a tossed salad on the side.Now I just have to buy fresh buns for the next time. Thanks for good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2010
I did not cook it with the sausages nearly as long as it called for in the sauce because I made it with 10 italian links..5 mild, 5 hot.. And melted a little provolone atop before serving....YUMM!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2009
Be sure you drain the grease from the sausage but keep the dark drippings and add to the pot. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2010
I don't eat these, my husband does. I made all of this and put it in the crock pot for a few hours. He loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2010
If I could give this 10 stars I would. This was amazing and so easy. I cut it down to 6 servings cause I had 6 sausages. Okay so I didnt have any of the tomatos needed except for the sause:) So I used the following: 1 can of stewed tomatos- throw in blender 1 can of rotel ( diced tomatos and chilies ) drained the above frozen onions and green peppers 1/2 cut sauted combined the above and all other spices after the serving calculation adjusted to 6 servings. I also used Hot Turkey sausage. My 14 year old loved it and his friend to. My hubby was surpised I was able to throw it all together so quick. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
I used a jar of spaghetti sauce and it was a quick, easy and tasty meal. Also cooked up some angel hair pasta as a side dish to use the rest of the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2012
Family loved it. Used half recipe and cooked for just 3 hrs on low in crockpot. Read More
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