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I busted out this recipe last week for our Sunday dinner and it was DELISH. Certainly a keeper. While I fussed and grilled, Ted made a potpourri salad (meaning - anything that was in our fridge) that ended up complimenting this sandwich quite nicely. I loved it because it was something I could make that was hot and fast (and not microwaved soup). Here's the recipe.
Grilled Sausage Sandwiches
1 lb. Mild or Hot Italian Sausage, casings removed
Good Hoagie/Baguette-type bread, sliced lengthwise, but not all the way through
1 green or red pepper
salt and pepper
parmesan cheese (I didn't have any left so I used shredded cheddar - still yum)
Heat up a grill to medium-high. I used a George Foreman so I could feel really healthy.
Slice the onion into rings and the pepper into slices. Toss both in a bowl with a little olive oil and salt and pepper (fresh ground is best). Cook on the grill until they start looking a little limp - about 8-10 minutes. You can put the sausages on at the same time, but the veggies will probably need to cook a little longer.
You'll need one sausage for each sandwich. Cut those suckers lengthwise and stick them on the grill. Enjoy aroma unless you are Islamic or Jewish.
While it's cooking, preheat the broiler and get out the cheese. Once all the insides are cooked, put two halves into each roll/baguette, top with the veggies, sprinkle on some cheese, and broil for a minute or two until cheese melts and bread is nice and crusty.