Zesty Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce
This zesty Italian sausage pasta sauce is made by browning Italian sausage and then simmering it in a fresh tomato sauce.
- Serves: 12 persons
- 56oz. canned tomatoes (two 28-oz. cans, whole with liquids)
- 1 ½lbs. Italian sausage (fresh)
- ½cup olive oil
- 4carrots (chopped)
- 1medium onion (chopped)
- 2cloves garlic (finely minced)
- 1tablespoon salt (Kosher, or to taste)
- 2teaspoon sugar
Step 1In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the olive oil for a minute over medium heat.
Step 2Add the onions and carrots, and sauté for a bit until the onions are translucent but not brown.
Step 3Add the tomatoes and the garlic. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 to 45 minutes, uncovered, until the sauce is slightly reduced. If you like, use a wooden spoon to break up the whole tomatoes while the sauce simmers.
Step 4Meanwhile, slice the Italian sausage and brown it in a separate skillet in a small amount of oil. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.
Step 5Remove from heat and pass through a food mill or purée in a food processor until smooth, working in batches if necessary.
Step 6Return the sauce to the pot, add the browned sausage, and simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
Step 7Season to taste with kosher salt and sugar, toss with the hot cooked pasta of your choice, and serve right away. A wide pasta like fettuccine would be a good choice.