Grilled Sausage and Pepper Sandwich

by jerseygirl on July 18, 2009 · 31 comments

It doesn’t take a chef to make a good sausage and pepper sandwich. It’s not complicated but I will offer you a few tips to make the best grilled sandwich you ever had. I love these as they can be made in advance for a nice quick summer meal. And the smell reminds me of a night at a carnival or fair. You know how you walk around, smell the sausage and peppers and just want a sandwich?

First, make sure you buy good quality sausage. I like to lighten things up a little and get chicken or turkey. My favorite place to get sausage is at the Amish Farmers market or the Philadelphia Reading terminal market. The main thing I look for is NO nitrates. For the sandwich pictured, I used Italian turkey sausage with broccoli rabe and provolone. Most grocery stores now carry gourmet sausages. Make sure you cook the sausages until they are no longer pink.

Next, get out the beer. I love to pour beer on sausage while it is grilling. It gives it great flavor and you have some leftovers to drink while barbecuing. I also pour it right on the vegetables. Speaking of veggies, I like to get some nice colorful ones. Drizzle a little olive oil and sea salt on them and on the grill they go. Grill until wilted and charred. This time, I used yellow peppers and instead of regular onions, I went with green onions instead.

Last, don’t forget about the good bread. No soggy rolls here. We want crusty outside with soft inside. I like to spread a little heated marinara sauce on my roll.

Put together one of these bad boys and crack open another beer!

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ttfn300 July 18, 2009 at 3:28 pm

a classic from growing up 🙂 love them!

Sue July 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Okay….yum. I mean seriously.

Erica July 18, 2009 at 5:48 pm

I just love cooked veggies! Especially with melted cheese on a sammy=summer heaven 🙂 Hope everything is well with you!

Adam July 18, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Ah the classic sausage and peppers, I love it. I'm in agreement about the nitrates, I just wish a low fat sausage without them wasn't so hard to find.

Leslie July 18, 2009 at 10:00 pm

you gotta love a good sausage sandwich.

Barbara Bakes July 19, 2009 at 7:25 am

I really like the marinara idea!

Donna-FFW July 19, 2009 at 7:44 am

These are one of my most favortie sandwiches. Now I gotta make them this week, craving it!

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Mary July 19, 2009 at 11:51 am

It's impossible not to love a good SPS. Your looks delectable. Seriously delicious.

That Girl July 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm

You're selling yourself short – I've had some terrible sausage and pepper sandwiches – these look great!

Jamie July 19, 2009 at 2:46 pm

This is so funny. I just printed out a recipe for Grilled Sausage with Onion and Pepper Sandwich from Cooks Illustrated. Yours look fantastic. I like using Turkey sausage as well. These are on my list to make soon.

Karine July 19, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Thanks for the tips! Your sandwich looks, indeed, great 🙂

Jennifer July 19, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Love the beer on all the ingredients and grilled scallions-would have never thought-fantastic!!!

Chef Jeena July 20, 2009 at 5:56 am

Great tips Lisa especially pouring beer over the sausages. 🙂

HoneyB July 20, 2009 at 6:16 am

Yup, now I need to make italian sandwiches this week. Looks yummy!

CookiePie July 20, 2009 at 8:35 am

Thanks for stopping by my blog — and so happy to check out yours — it's fantastic! Sausage and peppers — so delicious! I love your idea about the beer, I'll have to try it.

Prudy July 20, 2009 at 9:13 am

That sounds insanely good!

Pam July 20, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I would gladly have this sandwich for breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner.

Veronica July 20, 2009 at 4:25 pm

My mother always made it with marinara spread on the rolls too! Yum!

kat July 20, 2009 at 5:00 pm

I love sausage & pepper sandwiches, I can't wait until we start getting the great peppers from our farm.

Patsyk July 20, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Oooohhhh! Love the idea of pouring beer over them while they cook! Definitely going to have to give that a try!

Melody July 20, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Yummy! And I love the smell of carnival food. This is a great meal to use all the random peppers from the garden. Definitely trying this!

Maria July 20, 2009 at 9:46 pm

That is a monster of a sandwich! Looks great!

Chef Fresco July 20, 2009 at 10:11 pm

That's a delicious looking sandwich! We love making sammies!

The Food Hunter July 21, 2009 at 11:00 am

That sandwich looks so good. I just told my husband last night that I'm craving sausage and peppers.

Deb July 21, 2009 at 11:18 am

Great memories of ending a day in Seaside with a sausage and pepper sandwich from the boardwalk, and of course a Kohr's drink!

Cynthia July 21, 2009 at 4:06 pm

It doesn't get better than sausages and peppers. Yummy!

Bridgett July 21, 2009 at 4:16 pm

This is serious 'weekend" kind of food where you kick back and enjoy each bite. Love it!

hot garlic July 26, 2009 at 5:27 am

So good! Gourmet Chicken Sausage is totally my go-to but I didn't know the beer trick! Totally trying it next time, though I think I'll have to make beer battered shrimp or something with the leftover beer since we don't drink! But I still love beer in cooking, LOVE beer in cooking.

Aggie July 27, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Oh those green onions look great! We call this the "Saturday Special" at our house…its nice and easy and soo good!! I bet that sausage you get up there is awesome!

amandalouden July 28, 2009 at 12:46 am

One of my favorites!

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