Italian Sausage with Green Peppers and Onions


3 pounds mild Italian sausage
1/4 cup olive oil
2 medium onions, sliced
3 green or red pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch strips
1 tablespoon dried oregano flakes
1 teaspoon dried basil flakes
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups canned, crushed and peeled Italian tomatoes
1/2 cup dry Sherry

Place sausage in a large skillet with 1/4 inch water in bottom. Cook over medium heat until water evaporates. Add olive oil and saute a few minutes until browned on all sides

Remove sausage and add onions and green peppers. Season with oregano and basil. Sauté until onions are golden brown. Add garlic and cook one minute longer. Add tomatoes. Simmer five minutes.

Add Sherry and cook over high heat until Sherry is absorbed. Add sausages to sauce during last two minutes. We serve this dish over steamed rice.