This is my spin on drunken noodles. It roughly takes about 30-40 min from start to finish.
1.5cups chicken broth
1/2 cup of white wine
3 gloves of garlic (minced)
1 package of Italian sausage
1 package of bacon (thick cut)
3 bell peppers (diced)
3 roma tomatoes (diced)
Salt and Pepper
Start by browning the Italian sausage. I like using the mild because I can’t eat anything spicy. If you can’t find the ground package, just buy the sausage and remove the casings. Salt and pepper to taste and brown the sausage until the pink is almost gone. When it’s done, put it in a bowl and set it aside.
I start cooking the bacon while that’s going. I cook mine in the microwave until it’s mostly crispy. When it’s done, I crumble it. If you are lucky to live in an area with “lardons”, get those..avoids the hassle of crumbling the bacon and sooo yummy!
In the same pan you were using, put a little bit of the bacon grease in and throw in the bell peppers you’ve chopped up. Let them cook for about 5 minutes and add the garlic. I like my bell peppers on the softer side. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add the white wine and let it reduce, about 7-8 minutes. Then add the chicken broth and salt and pepper. After another 5 minutes or so, take some of the broth out of the pan and put it in a mug or small bowl. Add the cornstarch and mix it. This prevents clumps : ) then add it back to the pan and mix well. Everything will thicken up. (If you want more sauce, change the quantities of the chicken broth and white wine). Add the sausage, bacon, and the roma tomatoes. Mix it all up.
You can either just serve the noodles and then put the rest on top or just mix everything together to start with (that’s what I do). Using the quantities I gave you, most of the sauce will be incorporated into the dish so if you want more sauce, change those quantities. You can use which ever noodles you prefer. I have a thing for bowties…bowties are cool! ; )