Grilled Italian Sausage with Sweet and Sour Peppers Recipe

Grilled Italian Sausage with Sweet and Sour Peppers Recipe

Brought to you by Johnsonville® Sausage
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 18 min. Cook: 24 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 packages (19 ounces each) Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium green bell peppers, cut in quarters and seeded
  • 2 medium sweet red bell peppers, cut in quarters and seeded
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 6 wedges
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 roll (18 ounces) prepared polenta, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds


  • 1. In a small non-stick skillet, toast almonds over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • 2. Stir in raisins; remove from heat. Let stand for 1 minute. Add vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Return to medium-low heat, cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and set aside.
  • 3. Preheat gas grill to medium-low. If charcoal, allow it to burn until white ash has formed on coals.
  • 4. In a bowl, combine peppers and onion wedges. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat.
  • 5. Place sausages and vegetables on grill, and use tongs to turn often.
  • 6. Grill covered for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and browned and vegetables are tender.
  • 7. While sausages and vegetables are grilling, brush polenta slices with Italian dressing. Carefully place on grill, grill for 2 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted.
  • 8. Remove vegetables from grill. Place in a large bowl, add prepared almond mixture; toss gently.
  • 9. On a large platter, arrange grilled sausages, vegetables and polenta. Serve. Yield: 8 servings.