Touchdown Sausages with Chunky Cranberry-Beer Topping
You'll score cheers of approval with these winning Italian sausage sandwiches topped with beer-infused chunky cranberry sauce.
2 cups raspberry beer*
1 cup Ocean Spray® Cran•Raspberry® Juice Drink
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
4 hot Italian sausages
4 hot dog buns
- Combine beer, juice drink, brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper and garlic powder in skillet. Simmer for 10 minutes or until sauce starts to reduce. Add dried cranberries; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes or until cranberries are plumped. Simmer for 5 minutes longer or until sauce is reduced by half.
- Preheat grill to medium heat.
- Grill sausages for 10 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink inside.
- Place grilled sausages in buns. Top each evenly with cranberry mixture.
Makes 10 servings.
*Or use your favorite beer.
Ocean Spray 2010 Tailgating Recipe Contest Finalist, Danielle D’Ambrosio of Brighton, MA.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.