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Old 09-21-2008, 09:23 AM   #1
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Sausage and peppers - need soup mix substitute

Can somebody please help me? I used to make a very simple and easy sausage and peppers but one of my ingridients have been discontinued and i need help finding a replacement.

Here is what the recipe was:
sausage
peppers and onions
garlic powder
oregano
parmesan cheese
Knorr tomato basil soup mix (this is what has been discontinued)

Please any suggestions are welcome
I do not like it to watery or saucy though

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Old 09-21-2008, 09:49 AM   #2
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I use canned tomatoes about 28oz. cans. It has water, puree and chopped tomatoes in it. I don't use parm cheese, oregano, or garlic powder. Just some salt & fresh ground black pepper. Why mess with a good thing. I would think Knorr already had the in anyway. Maybe not the cheese.
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:49 PM   #3
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exactly the same as quicksilver
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:37 PM   #4
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If you have powdered dry tomatoes , you could try this.

4 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
2 tablespoons powdered dry tomatoes
1/8 teaspoon basil
dash of salt
dash of pepper
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:45 PM   #5
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If you don't want it too saucy, you could use one 14.5-oz. can of diced tomatoes, drained and buzzed in a food process or blender. Then add 1 tsp. dried basil or 1 tbsp. fresh julienned basil. To julienne, place the leaves on top of each other in a stack, roll them up like a cigar, and slice the roll very thinly.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:38 PM   #6
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Just use virtually any jarred pasta sauce that appeals to you. If you just want a small amount & like it thicker, pick up a jar of something like Ragu "Pizza Sauce". It's thick & seasoned & goes very well with sausage & peppers. I buy it all the time when I'm going to make sausage & pepper or meatball & pepper sub sandwiches.
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:30 PM   #7
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My Mom uses the Ragu Traditional jar sauce when she makes hers, my Aunt uses Prego, and I use the canned pealed san marzano tomatoes. I whiz them up with the stick blender and add my own fresh basil and oregano.

Each a bit different but all very good.
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