Mom’s Special Marinara Pasta Sauce is a product of Fischer & Wieser, a family-owned company based in Fredericksburg, Texas that has a line of gourmet sauces, jellies, salsas, and dressings. They take pride in delivering superior quality products that are a healthy, fresh, delicious alternative to what is already on the market.
We recently received a jar of Mom’s Special Marinara Pasta Sauce to try out. The end result was kind of split in the middle. My husband, who is pretty picky about his sauces thought it was just “ok”. I kinda liked it.. it’s not a chunky sauce and I liked that. It has a fresh taste to it and didn’t seem to over power the pasta which is another thing I liked. My husband wants more meat than pasta and sauce so I could understand why he wasn’t too fond of it. The kids seemed to enjoy it, they always eat spaghetti really well and this sauce made no difference to them, which in their case is a good thing because if they didn’t like it they would definitely tell you and would not eat it.
Although we just used it as a spaghetti sauce there are more uses for it.. my husband would sure go for this recipe below!
Mom’s Sausage and Pepper Hoagie
1 Pound Fresh Italian Sausage Links (sweet, mild, or hot)
1/2 Cup Water
1 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Medium Green Bell Pepper, cut into thin strips
1 Medium Red Bell Pepper, cut into thin strips
1 Large Onion, sliced
1/2 Tsp. Dried Oregano
1/2 Tbls. Chopped Fresh Basil
4 Large Sandwich Rolls
Brown the sausages in a skillet, turning 2 or 3 times on medium heat, for 5-10 minutes. Add water and bring to a gentle simmer. Cover, reduce heat and continue simmering for 10 minutes. Drain sausages on a paper towel. When cooled sufficiently, slice 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. If no oil or liquid remains in skillet, add up to 1 tablespoon oil. Increase heat to medium-high and add bell peppers, onion, oregano and basil. Cook vegetables stirring frequently until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Return sausage to skillet and add the Mom’s Special Marinara Pasta Sauce, then heat through.
To serve, hollow out bottom side of rolls and place sausage, vegetable and sauce mixture in depression to fill. Finish with Parmesan Cheese and serve immediately. Serves 4.
About Fischer & Wieser
Established in 1969, and owned and operated by members of the Fischer and Wieser families, the company lives by its motto “produce a quality product, and loyal customers will embrace it”. Fischer & Wieser® Specialty Foods, Inc., which produces the Fischer & Wieser brand, is committed to making high-quality specialty foods using sustainable business practices and environmental consciousness. The company manufactures over a hundred items, including The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce®, many of them award-winning, and distributes them to specialty food retailers, club stores and grocery markets around the world. Fischer & Wieser continues to produce distinctive and natural flavors, one jar at a time. Visit Fischer & Wieser at www.jelly.com