FlourChild's Recipes

Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers

Categories: Main   Slow Cooker  
Submitted by:Bethany Meierdiercks
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 5 hrs
Total time: 5 hrs 15 min


3 lbsSweet Italian Sausage Links, cut in half
salt and pepper
2yellow onions, sliced
1 lggreen pepper
1 lgred pepper
4 clovesgarlic, minced
1/4 tspchili pepper flakes
28 oztomato sauce
28 ozcrushed tomatoes
1/2 cupchicken broth


  1. Drizzle a small amount of grapeseed or vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium/medium-high heat (6/10 on the heat scale.) Add half or a third of the sausages (depending on how big your skillet is,) then brown for a minute or two on all four sides, or until golden brown, then transfer to a 6-quart crock pot (sausage does not need to be cooked all the way through.) Repeat with remaining sausage then add to crock pot.
  2. Turn heat up to medium-high then add onions to skillet, season with salt and pepper, and saute until just beginning to become tender, 3-4 minutes then add to crock pot.
  3. Add bell peppers to skillet, season with salt and pepper, then saute until crisp tender, 4-5 minutes, adding a drizzle more oil if necessary to keep peppers from burning. Add garlic then saute for 1 more minute, and then add peppers and garlic to crock pot.
  4. Add red chili pepper flakes, a little pit of salt and pepper, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, and chicken broth to crock pot then cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until sausages are very tender. Serve over pasta or inside rolls with provolone cheese on top.