Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers


2012 is over. No going back now. It’s time to get your game face on and tackle the upcoming year with me. I mean seriously, I’m talking war paint up your mug like you are Mel Gibson getting ready to storm the battlefields of Stirling.

For 2013 – let’s just make a checklist.

For the home: New carpet, new sofa, new chairs for the kitchen, big shiny new back door. Yeah, that last one needs to happen. Our house is slowly developing a look but we need to have a little heart to heart. I mean seriously, our house is missing… personality. It’s getting there but I want our house to feel like two young energetic people live there, not just that were store our laundry there. I have a list of all the rooms and all the things we can do in a weekend to get this house some mojo. Oh and a new ceiling fan in the bedroom. That would be dreamy.

For me: More mountain biking, more time. No really, I have been in retail since I was in 16. What are these mythical weekends you people talk of? This year I am determined to take some weekends off and get out and adventure. Run a 5k. Not sure why. I haven’t even run around the block. But it’s bound to happen. Get fit. A plan. It’s time to write one and get this train back on the tracks. Send Christmas cards. Print photos – all of them! Since digital cameras, we don’t print nearly enough. IamHoneyBee sent me some awesome scrapbook swag and it’s time to bust out those hard earned arts and craft skills I honed in elementary school. 😉

For PtS: Less blogging, more writing. I have some great ideas that I can’t wait to share with you, but I don’t want to be churning out posts just to be posting 4 times a week. I have only posted two recipes in the last two weeks and it felt pretty liberating. With it being the holidays though, I was not able to spend any time squirreling away life changing posts for you. I have done nothing but cook, clean and work for the last two weeks and there was little to no stressing about whether or not the internet was loathing me for a lack of fresh psts. But there is some tastiness to come so – More barbecue! More meat! More smoke!

So, lets organize that hotmess of a brain storm and I’ll get back to you. Clearly, my brain is still celebrating the holidays.

I really enjoyed falls theme of soups every Monday so now we’re rolling into Slow Cooker Mondays all. winter. long. Yes, I know, it’s not Monday. Deal. 


Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers

Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers

These are super messy, cozy, down home kind of sandwiches made for big appetites. Have some napkins ready and enjoy.


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 lbs bulk ground sweet sausage
  • 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 15oz cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • sliced provolone or mozzarella
  • Fresh rolls


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the sausage and ground beef, breaking into bite sized portions as it cooks. Transfer to a large slow cooker. Stir in the roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion, and peppers into the slow cooker with the sausage mixture. Cook on low for 5-7 hours.

Toast rolls with a slice of mozzarella on each until golden brown and cheese is starting to melt. Using a slotted spoon, pile sausage and pepper mixture onto rolls.

Adapted From

BHG Special Interest Publication Tailgating


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  1. says

    If it’s made in a slow cooker, I’m all over it! This looks amazing, and I’m betting 2.0 would do a jump for joy if I were to make it for him. It’s kinda like a sloppy joe, but more elegant because of the fire roasted tomatoes. Fire roasted anything takes things to the next level…

  2. says

    Kita you are so cute, I just love your writing style! I so know what you mean by less blogging when I did that it totally liberated me too. I like the idea about the cookbook club :) count me in.

  3. says

    Yay writing! I love hearing about you, your life and what’s cookin’ and I don’t care how often it is or not. I remember the day i found your blog what seems like so long ago! I was looking for a good brioche recipe. It has always been hard to come by as many claim to be brioche but are not even close, but your photos and your post really won me over and I put your blog in my browser favorites right in between two of our fellow bloggers. You have really won me over and I love seeing what you are cooking. Your photography inspires me, the recipes you share make me hungry and I just adore YOU my friend! I hope you have a great 2013!

  4. says

    Put this in the slow cooker this morning so we could enjoy a lazy Saturday. I made one tiny mistake, I put in a pound of ground beef instead of a half a pound but it still turned out delicious and will be a keeper in our house. There is a lot of liquid, you could almost use this recipe for a stuffed pepper soup. Don’t try hesitate to try this it won’t disappoint!

  5. Isla says

    This was awesome! I stirred in a Tb of red wine vinegar and a tsp of pesto at the end. I will make this again!!

  6. beth says

    I”m making this now…. smells great so far! I put some veggies (frozen trader joes blended) in a food processor and added a cup to this for more veggies…. but no spices in this? I’m thinking it might need hot sauce or something to kick it up a notch, what do you think?

    • Kita says

      My boyfriend seasons everything with Chipotle Tabasco. I always let him add some on at the end – and I am always open for a little red pepper flake and extra Tabasco myself :) love the added veg.


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