Most people would agree that ground turkey, turkey ham, and turkey sausage are better for you than their beef- or pork-based counterparts. There’s less agreement on how they stack up when it comes to taste.
We’d like to hear what you think. Do you use turkey products instead of beef or pork? Do some turkey products work better than others? Are there other options you’ve tried and liked?
And for your trouble, we’ll give you one great recipe for a classic sausage hoagie. Spoon this sausage/pepper/onion combo into a sturdy roll, pass the Parmesan cheese, and make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand.
We used turkey Italian sausage, but you can substitute your sausage of choice. Whatever you use, we’re pretty sure you’ll love it.
Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook, Revised & Updated, page 153
Makes 6-8 servings
Prep. Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 4-qt.
2 lbs. sweet Italian sausage, cut into 5-inch lengths
48-oz. jar spaghetti sauce
6-oz. can tomato paste
1 large green pepper, thinly sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. dried parsley, or 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 cup water
1. Place sausage in skillet. Cover with water. Simmer 10 minutes. Drain.
2. Combine remaining ingredients in slow cooker. Add sausage.
3. Cover. Cook on Low 6 hours.
Serving suggestion: Serve in buns, or cut sausage into bite-sized pieces and serve over cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese.