Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Italian Sausage Sandwiches AKA Italian Hamburgers

If you've never made this for your favorite man/boy, then you are missing the fast lane to his heart.  So good and so easy!
italian sausage sandwhich

  • 1 to 2 Italian Sausages per person...we prefer spicy over mild

  • 1 onion cut in half and sliced per 4 sandwiches

  • 1 bell pepper jullienned per 4 sandwiches
  • 2 or 3 mushrooms sliced per sandwic
  • 1 large clove garlic (pressed or finely minced) per 4 sandwiches
  • Italian Ciabatta bread or rolls, Hoagie rolls will also do fine.

    Cooking Instructions

    1. In a large saucepan, saute the onions and bell peppers in a little olive oil til golden,stir in garlic then add 1/4 cup water to steam, lower heat til tender and place on a platter in a warm oven. 

    1. Cut italian sausage almost in half to split open and lay flat.  Peel the skin off (if desired) and then either brown/cook in a grill pan or barbecue til done at 165 degrees internal temperature or until they are no longer pink inside.  Lay them on top of the vegetables which will add a little more flavor to the vegetables. 

    1. In the sauce pan you cooked the vegetables, saute the mushrooms in a little olive oil til lightly browned and add to the platter of vegetables while the sausage is cooking.

    1. Heat your favorite marinara sauce to serve on the side.

    1. Serve vegetables and italian sausage on a slice of crust Italian Ciabatta bread slightly warmed (or the split ciabatta or hoagie rolls) 

    1. Add a little marinara sauce to taste

    1. If you love cheese, add a slice of fresh mozarella or provolone to the sausages as soon as they are done cooking so the cheese will be melty on the sandwich.

    Serve with some fresh fruit or some home made french fries if you want a really filling meal!  Oh my goodness, writing this recipe has made me so hungry!