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Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwiches Recipe

Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwiches Recipe

Perfect for the summer grilling season, this flavorful and hearty Italian sausage sandwich will be a picnic favorite for sure! —Mariela Petroski, Helena, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 Italian sausage links (4 ounces each)
  • 1 bottle (14.9 ounces) dark beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 2 cups julienned green peppers
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomato
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 brat buns, split
  • 6 slices provolone cheese, halved


  • 1. Place sausages in a large saucepan; add beer. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute green peppers and onion in oil until tender. Add garlic, cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomato, salt and pepper; heat through.
  • 3. Drain and discard beer. Grill sausages, covered, over direct medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Serve on buns with green pepper mixture and cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 555 calories, 32 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 1,469 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.