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Best Italian Sausage Sandwiches

 Best Italian Sausage Sandwiches
While the rich tomato sauce simmers away in the slow cooker, the afternoon is all yours. At suppertime, just grill the Italian sausages and these saucy sandwiches are ready to eat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) pasta sauce
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 2 packages (20 ounces each) Italian turkey sausage links
  • 10 hoagie buns, split

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Cook,
  • covered, on low 4 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  • Grill sausages according to package directions. Serve on buns with
  • sauce. Yield: 10 servings.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
Nutritional Facts: 1 sandwich equals 454 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 1,716 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 29 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.