If anyone lives outside of Pittsburgh or any other city where you have access to a good Italian market. I suggest going to Costco and getting their Italian sausage. It is Premio brand. They have both hot and sweet. they also have really good Italian rolls. Now for my recipe.
Boil sausage 30 minutes. Rinse in a strainer.
Cook sauce and add bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and spices as desired.
Pour sauce into crock pot and add sausage.
Let this cook on high for another hour or more depending on the amount.
Switch to low or serve setting and serve.
Turn TV to Steeler game crack a beer and enjoy!