The following recipes originally appeared in Costco’s
second cookbook, Cooking
The Costco Way (2003).
FORTY YEARS AGO,
Tarantino’s stuffed bell peppers Italiano
Pete Tarantino Sr. traveled
the world looking for just the
right sausage recipes.
11/2 quarts water
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat water to
3 large green bell peppers, halved, boiling in a large saucepan. Blanch pep-
stemmed and seeded pers for 2 minutes; drain and plunge
11/ pounds Tarantino’s mild or hot into cold water to stop the cookin
Italian sausage action and retain color. Drain.
Today, Tarantino Sausage
1/4 cup chopped onion
2. Remove the sausage casing and discard. Cook sausage, onion and garlic in
Company still uses these now
tightly guarded recipes from
11 teaspoon minced garlic a large skillet over medium heat until
1/2 cup partially cooked rice sausage is light brown and crumbly.
1 cup tomato sauce, divided Add rice, half the tomato sauce, parsley
2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley and cheese. Stir well.
the world’s master sausage-
makers to prepare their
succulent offerings. Made
2 teaspoons freshly grated Parmesan
3. Stuff peppers with the sausage mix-
or Romano cheese ture. Bake in a shallow greased pan for
about 50 minutes. Ten minutes before
peppers are done, place a spoonful of
the remaining tomato sauce on each
from only the finest meats,
4. Serve immediately. Leftover peppers
can be frozen. Makes 6 servings.
Tarantino’s sausage is another
*Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.
way to spell dining success.