Tailgate Sausage Heroes

Total Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 6
Tailgate Sausage Heroes
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Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 green and/or red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1/4 inch-thick
  • 1-1/2 medium yellow onions, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 pkg. cherry tomatoes (10 oz.), each halved or 2 medium Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 6 links sweet or hot Italian sausage
  • 6 rolls Northgate Bolillo rolls
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

  1. In large saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bell peppers and onions, and cook 7 to 8 minutes or until onions and peppers are lightly browned, stirring frequently.
  3. Add garlic, oregano and parsley, and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in tomato paste and cook 1 minute.
  5. Stir in tomatoes and cook 1 minute.
  6. Add water, reduce heat to medium and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir in vinegar, salt and pepper.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat.
  10. Place sausage on hot grill rack; cook 5 minutes or until browned, turning frequently.
  11. Reduce heat to medium.
  12. Cook, covered, 10 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 160°, turning occasionally.
  13. Place 1 sausage into each bolillo.
  14. Spoon pepper mixture over sausage and sprinkle with cheese.
  15. Also, try Portuguese and Argentine Sausages from our meat department!
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