Inks Family Sausage and Peppers

Sausage and Peppers
Sausage and Peppers

Ok – most families have that one recipe that is “theirs”. Well, this Sausage and Peppers recipe is my father’s. He made this up a number of years ago, and it is really a fantastic recipe. Its hot, savory, spicy, and a bit of Italian meets Russian! It is a simple crock pot recipe that feeds the masses!


  • 3 lbs Italian Sausage (we prefer spicy)
  • 1 large Vadalia or Yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes, or 32 oz of fresh diced tomatoes
  • 1 whole bulb garlic (or 6 cloves, depending on size – but go heavy handed here), minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 tbsp. basil
  • 2 tbsp. oregano
  • 1 bottle of pickled pepperoncini peppers, including the sauce (remove the stems, and slice them up)


  1. Fry the Italian sausage in a frying pan. Remove the sausage from the grease, but leave the grease for the next step in the frying pan. Add the cooked sausage to the crock pot.
  2. Fry the diced onions until caramelized but not burnt. Add the minced garlic near the last 2 minutes. Add to the crock pot when complete.
  3. Add all other ingredients to the crock pot.
  4. Cook for 4-5 hours on slow. Do not let burn!
  5. Serve over rice (brown or white) or on a hard Turano style roll!

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