Grilled Sausage with Peppers, Onions and Herbs

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Tailgating and weekend Game Days are here. Grilled Sausage with Peppers, Onions, and Herbs is a recipe you’ll want to master for the season ahead.




It’s easy and incredibly delicious!

Serve in a crusty bun, alongside mashed potatoes, over rice… or all by themselves.

There is a trick, however, to achieving perfectly grilled sausages. The key is a simple disposable foil pan, foil container, or even foil packet.

Grilled sausages can often become crispy on the outside and almost raw in the center. Or completely overcooked and dry clear through.

To prevent this, cook them first in a moist bath with veggies and herbs in a disposable foil container on top of the grill. When they reach 145°, remove them from the container and place on a hot grill to finish them off. The result is a crispy outer skin and moist, flavorful interior.

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Grilled Sausage with Peppers, Onions and Herbs

Tailgating and weekend Game Days are here. Grilled Sausage with Peppers, Onions, and Herbs is a recipe you’ll want to master for the season ahead.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced into 1/4-inch strips or rounds (about 2 cups)
  • 4 peppers, (bell, anaheim, hatch, etc.) stems and cores removed, sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • small bunch of fresh thyme leaves, more for garnish
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds sausage (Italian, Bratwurst or other fresh sausages)
  • Buns, for serving (if desired)

Instructions

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onions and peppers and cook, stirring frequently, until softened and browned in spots, about 8 minutes. Add vinegar and sugar. Remove from heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Season to taste with salt and pepper and thyme leaves.

Preheat grill for 5 to 10 minutes.

Transfer onion and pepper mixture to a 10-inch disposable foil pan or heavy-duty foil packet. Nestle sausages into onion and pepper mixture.

Place tray on the hot side of the grill, bring to a simmer and then slide to the cooler side of the grill. Close and cook until sausages come to 140 or 145°F on an instant-read thermometer, about 20 minutes, turning once halfway through.

Using tongs, remove sausages from peppers and place directly on the grill. Cook, turning occasionally, until well browned and crisp, about 3 minutes total. Return sausages to peppers. Toast buns over hot side of

Serve on toasted buns with peppers, mashed potatoes or even rice.



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