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Arabiki sausages are a mild pork sausage with a casing that has a slight crunch or pop when you bite them after being boiled or fried. I had some left over crushed tomatoes from a soup I had made, and decided to toss them together to make a fake ragù.

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 arabiki sausages, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 large bunch of broccoli, trimmed and cut into pieces (about 1.5 cups chopped)
  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup each minced : onion, carrot, celery
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • dash of garlic powder
  • dash of oregano
  • dash of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsbp olive oil

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1. Lightly fry onions, carrots and celery with the olive oil in a medium pot.
2. When the onions are soft, add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, water, garlic powder, oregano and broccoli. Stir occasionally on medium heat and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Add arabiki sausage, and stir well.
4. Add cherry tomatoes, and cover, turning down the heat to low, and simmering for 5-7 minutes or until the broccoli is tender and the sausage is cooked through.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy! Goes great with pasta or cous cous. Serves 2-4

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