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Whole30 – Sausage Stuffed Peppers and Homemade Tomato Sauce

The whole30 is going so well! So far, I’m loving it and the results I’m already seeing. After the 30 days, I’ll probably follow this type of diet 90% of the time, it seems to be working for me!

I’m a sausage girl, that’s terrible, but I love it. So I usually am trying to find healthier, lower fat, more natural sausage to cook with. Chicken sausage is a great substitute! But sometimes you want the real thing, but the thing is, most sausages are sold with added sugar or chemicals and other nasty things. So, I made my own!

I got my recipe from CupcakesOMG! and it is so good. The only thing different I did was make my measurements rounded instead of level since I used 1 1/4 pounds of pork instead of just 1 pound.

Tonight, I used it to make stuffed peppers with a quick and easy homemade tomato sauce to pour over the top. Click the link above to go to CupcakesOMG! site and check out her recipe for homemade sausage. The tomato sauce recipe will be below the pictures!

Ready for the oven! I stuffed mine as full as I could because I know the meat will shrink a little as the fat drains out. (I poke a little whole in the bottom of each pepper to allow for the extra fat to drain out!)

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I was very disappointed with the outcome of these, presentation wise. Taste wise? AMAZING!Β The instructions were to cook them at 350F for 60 mins. After 60 mins, the middle was still very raw. I ended up having to cut them in half and cook them for about another 20 mins.

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Here is my simple recipe for homemade tomato sauce:

4 Roma tomatoes roughly chopped

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp seasoning salt

1/2 tsp fennel seed

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp honey

pinch of red pepper flakes

I put everything into a small pot on low heat and when the tomatoes were soft, I mashed them with the back of a big spoon. Simmer for about 20 mins with the lid on so it doesn’t evaporate and then you’re good to go!

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