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Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwiches

 Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwiches
Perfect for the summer grilling season, this flavorful and hearty Italian sausage sandwich will be a picnic favorite for sure! —Mariela Petroski, Helena, Montana
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 6 Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drain and discard beer. Grill sausages, covered, over direct medium
  • heat for 4-5 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Serve

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Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwiches (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.