I used leftover spanish rice as my base which was great because it was already seasoned, but if I didn't have this in the fridge ready to go I could have used another starch like grits, mashed potatoes, white rice, egg noodles or other pasta. We had three brats, butter, diced ham, tomatoes, a carrot, some chives and not pictures are white wine and some seasoning I added while cooking.
I started with a tablespoon of butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When the butter melted I added one chopped carrot and 1/4 cup of diced ham. Other veggies that would work great here are celery, garlic (not sure why I didn't think to add garlic to this, I know I had it on hand.)
After a few minutes, I added about a cup of white wine and the chopped tomatoes and let this simmer down until almost all the liquid was gone.
I took the sausage out of the casings and dropped them into a small skillet to brown the sausage balls.
Once browned, but not fully cooked through I added the sausage balls to the tomato sauce.
I tasted and adjusted seasoning by adding a dash of ground mustard, garlic powder and red pepper flakes.
I added a lid and let this cook down until the sauce was thick and the sausage was cooked through.