Sumptuous Sausage Stew alla Puttanesca for a cold snowy winter's day!

I don't know about you but when the temperature drops I need delicious stick to your ribs food. Warm filling spicy food to raise the my body temperature.  I make filling stews that are high on taste but low on fats and calories!  No need to pack on the extra pounds during the cold winter months.  I used chicken sausage and Del Monte petite diced tomatoes with no salt added to cut down on fat and salt.



Served over Italian bread!

2 tablespoon olive oil
5 chicken sausage about 1 pound
4 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 can(14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes, I like Del Monte with no salt
1/2 cup red wine
2 teaspoons Tuscan Sunset blend from Penzys
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup cut up Parmesan rind
sea salt
black pepper
Italian bread
grated Parmesan cheese

In a large Dutch oven over medium heat cook sausage until browned about 5 minutes on each side.  Remove sausage and set aside to use later. You can either slice the sausage into 2 inch pieces or leave whole. I leave the sausage whole, the choice is yours.  Cook anchovies, and garlic, stirring occasionally, until garlic is soft and anchovies are dissolved, about 4 minutes. Add onions.  Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is very soft and golden brown, 6–8 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, wine, red pepper flakes, and Tuscan Sunset. Reduce heat to a simmer.

Add reserved cooked sausage, and Parmesan rind: salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes.
You can serve this over pasta or I like to just top two slices of fresh Italian bread with this warming stew!

DO AHEAD: Stew can be made 3 days ahead. Let cool; cover and chill.

Enjoy!

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