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Tailgate Sausages Recipe

Tailgate Sausages Recipe

You’ll need just a handful of ingredients to fix these tasty sandwiches from our Test Kitchen. Fully cooked sausages are stuffed with cheese and a homemade relish, then wrapped in foil so they’re easy to transport and a breeze to grill before the game.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup giardiniera
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 cooked Italian sausage links
  • 4 slices provolone cheese, cut into strips
  • 4 brat buns or hot dog buns, split


  • 1. In a small food processor, combine giardiniera and sugar; cover and process until blended. Make a lengthwise slit three-fourths of the way through each sausage to within 1/2 in. of each end. Fill with giardiniera mixture and cheese.
  • 2. Place sausages in buns; wrap individually in a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. x 10 in.). Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 8-10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 584 calories, 33 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 1,401 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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