Recipe For Savory Italian Sausage Sauce


2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound Italian sausage
4 green onions, chopped
1 (8 ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup red wine
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons white sugar
salt and pepper to taste


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute garlic until it browns. Place sausage in skillet with garlic. Cook until evenly brown, crumbling it as it cooks.

Stir in mushrooms, basil and oregano; cook 5 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes and tomato paste. Then add water, red wine, red pepper flakes and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 1 hour.