If the sausage is in the casing, remove by slitting the casing lengthwise and peeling away. Break sausage up into large quarter-sized chunks. Sauté the sausage a in saucepot over medium-high heat until begins to brown and is cooked through. Next add the onion, bell pepper and garlic, and continue to cook until onion softens and becomes translucent, approximately 10 minutes. Add the remainder of the ingredients and stir well to combine. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium or medium low and allow to simmer, bubbling steadily for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Serve over your favorite pasta and top with parmesan cheese.
Recipe By: Nelson Colwell, Pitmaster of Old Dominion Smokehouse Championship BBQ Team