Italian Sausage Sandwiches
Simple & Delicious
July/August 2009 issue

Perfect for the sumer grilling season, this flavorful and hearty sandwich will be a picnic favorite for sure! Mariela Petroski Helena, Montana

METHOD: Grill (gas or charcoal)
TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

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 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
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 the green peppers, onion and garlic in oil until tender. 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 on buns with green pepper mixture and cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts
One serving:
1 sandwich
Calories: 555,Fat:
32 g,Saturated Fat:12 g,Cholesterol: 65 mg,Sodium:1469 mg,Carbohydrate: 41 g,Fiber:2 g,Protein:28 g