The farmer Sausage used in this recipe is a smoked pork sausage made by Mennonites. It is made in many communites throughout Canada and the US where Mennonites live. It is also available at our local Safeway and at several other grocery stores. Farmer sausage varies in texture and spices from area to area. The sausage I buy is made in Abbotsford by Remple Meats.
I'm sure you could substitute a kiebasa or ham sausage for the farmer sausage.
- 1 length (about 14") farmer sausage
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 1/2 each red and green pepper cut into slices
- 1 19 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoons molasses
- 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (found in the aisle with bottled seasoning sauces)
- 2 tablespoons salsa
- ground pepper
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- Cut sausage into 1 1/2 inch pieces and place in casserole dish
- Saute' onion slices until they begin to soften.
- Add peppers and onions to sausage in dish.
- Mix remaining ingredients and pour over sausage.
- Bake at 350º oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Serve over rice or noodles.