(Use fresh herbs, or cut the amount by 1/3) Pierce sausage link with fork. Place in baking pan with 1/2 cup water and broil, turning once, until browned. Reserve pan drippings. Mash or cut tomatoes and add remaining ingredients. Mix in sausage links and pan drippings. Simmer 4-6 hours or until mixture reaches desired consistency. Remove bay leaves before serving. Freezes well.