Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cumin-Pepper Pasta Sauce with Smoked Sausage

For anyone out there that likes a little more zip to their pasta, this is a great sauce for you. The cumin keeps it smoky and the pepper addds a hint of zing.

2 14 oz. cans Italian-styled diced tomato
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
1 C. light sour cream
1 can (10 oz.) cream of mushrooms soup
2 beef bouillion cubes
2 tsp. each cumin and chili powder
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. basil
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 T. dry minced onion
1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 medium orange bell pepper, finely chopped
8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced thin
1/2 lb. smoked sausage, chopped fine
1/2 C. shredded mozzarella
1/4 C. parmesan
1/2 tsp. Tabasco (optional)

Add all ingredients to a crockpot, cook on low for 3-5 hours.
Serve over spaghetti noodles, with or without meatballs.

Serves: 8-10

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