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Touchdown Sausages with Chunky Cranberry-Beer Topping

Touchdown Sausages with Chunky Cranberry-Beer ToppingYou'll score cheers of approval with these winning Italian sausage sandwiches topped with beer-infused chunky cranberry sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  3. Grill sausages for 10 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink inside.
  4. 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.