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Tailgate Sausages

 Tailgate Sausages
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.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note: Giardiniera, a pickled vegetable mixture, is available in mild and hot varieties and can be found in the Italian or pickle section of your grocery store.
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.

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