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Sausage Grinders with Grilled Italian Peppers

Sausage Grinders with Grilled Italian PeppersTo take these super supper-sized sandwiches 'over the top', place thin slices of provolone cheese on sausage in toasted bun before piling on the peppers.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 to 1 1/2 pounds Italian sausage links
3 bell peppers, green, red or yellow, seeded and halved
1 sweet onion, thickly sliced
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
4 submarine or hoagie rolls, split

Cooking Directions:

  1. In shallow bowl toss together peppers, onion and vinaigrette.
  2. Prepare medium hot fire in grill.
  3. With tongs or slotted spoon remove pepper and onion from vinaigrette, reserving vinaigrette, and place directly over fire on grill or in grill basket directly over fire. Grill until vegetables are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally (or shaking grill basket gently). Remove from grill, place onions slices back in vinaigrette marinade, toss to coat. Slice grilled peppers into 1/2-inch strips; add to onions; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Grill sausages directly over fire, turning to cook evenly, for about 10 to 12 minutes; and lightly toast sandwich rolls.
  5. Place sausages in rolls and generously top with peppers and onions.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.