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Sauteed sausage and onions with cabernet sauvignon

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Sausage and wine in one delicious appetizer

Splash your cabernet in a pan of sausages and cook one of the simplest and quickest appetizers that you can create in a few minutes. You will love the taste of wine both in this dish and in your glass.

Sausage and wine in one delicious appetizer

Sausage and onions are well-known partners. When you add some good red wine, the dish comes out even better. Enjoy a glass of wine with this simple and delicious appetizer that takes just a few minutes to cook.

Sauteed sausage and onions with cabernet sauvignon

Serves 2


  • 8 ounces bite-size sausages
  • 1/4 cup cabernet sauvignon (or substitute another red wine)
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • 1/8 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 medium onion, sliced to rings
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, saute the onions for 1 minute.
  2. Add the sausages and toast for 8 minutes.
  3. Pour in the cabernet and wait for the alcohol to evaporate, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato puree, then cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. At the end of cooking, season with the fennel seeds, salt and pepper.
  6. Serve hot.

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