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Barbecue Italian Sausages

 Barbecue Italian Sausages
The tangy barbecue sauce found here is fast, flavorful and extremely versatile. It's fantastic on sausages, but don't stop there; give it a try on ribs or with pulled pork.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 uncooked Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links links
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 4 hot dog buns, split

Directions

  • Grill sausages, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each
  • side or until no longer pink. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute
  • green pepper and onion in oil for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Stir
  • in wine. Bring to a boil; cook for 2 minutes or until liquid is
  • evaporated.
  • Stir in the ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, cumin, chili
  • powder and Liquid Smoke if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Place sausages in buns;
  • serve with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

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Barbecue Italian Sausages (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 402 calories, 21 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 1,362 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.