Another tasty meal for two

Meals for two
Meals for two

Beef Sausages in Tomato Sauce

This is my design.

A simple tasty and relatively fast meal for two. You could substitute your favourite pasta for the  elbow macaroni or even serve over rice.

I specified the Aurora canned cherry tomatoes as I have  really been impressed with the rich flavour they have over generic or house brands. You can use  whatever floats yer boat of course.

Happy eating!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 398ml can Aurora cherry tomatoes
  • 6 beef link sausage (breakfast size)
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Cup dry whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • 4 cremini mushrooms sliced thin
  • 1/2 small red onion diced
  • 1/2 medium sized green pepper sliced into strips
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Red wine
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Method:

  • Heat oil in skillet over medium heat, brown sausages pour off fat. Add mushrooms, onion, green pepper, garlic  and black pepper.
  • Stir and saute for 5 minutes or until mushrooms, onions and peppers soften. Add a small amount of water  as required to avoid burning.
  • Add tomatos, stir in bring to boil then reduce heat to minimum, cover and simmer, stir a few times for 20 minutes.
  • In a medium sized sauce pan, bring water to boil and cook macaroni as directed by packaging. Drain and set aside.
  • Add butter and splash of red wine to tomato sauce. Bring to boil for 5 min reduce to low simmer 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  • Serve over macaroni, top with fresh shredded Parmesan.
  • TIP – do not rinse your pasta in water after cooking, the sauce will stick to the past better that way. Really, I wouldn’t lead you astray!!

Author: Jamie Stewart

Currently and quite possibly permanently living in the beautiful Comox Valley, Vancouver Island BC. I had spent many years living in Halifax but decided to opt for a milder climate a few years ago and wrangled a move here. I'm 54 years old and have been living with a spinal cord injury for almost 19 years now. As a result of that injury I am paraplegic, a definition I am not always comfortable with. I don't like being defined by what physical limitations I may have but I also don't get bent out of shape about it. Changing public perception of physical disabilities is a long process, one I have embraced and participated in through several volunteer programs over the years. I am an avid sailor (without a boat) and as retirement looms (yes I have continued working full time since recovering from the initial injury), I am pondering how to fill my time in a meaningful way. Traveling more, see the sights of this great country is high on my list. Increasing my involvement in volunteer programs that benefit the physically disabled and just simply trying to enjoy what life has to offer are my goals.