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Sausage Sandwiches with Tangy Peppers and Onions

My best friend got me into spicy sausage with peppers on crusty Italian bread. This is basically the same yummy sandwich she makes but I wanted to try something a little different so I cooked the peppers and onions with garlic, capers, and Italian parsley and used red wine vinegar while sauteing. You can cook this meat on the grill, griddle, or skillet. I used my griddle. This makes about 4 smallish sandwiches and the ingredients are approximate. A little more or less of something is fine depending on your taste.


  • Spicy, sweet or a mix of both sausage
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves- chopped
  • Bell peppers, 1 yellow, 1 red- sliced
  • Yellow onion, 1 half-sliced
  • 1 Tbsp capers
  • Fresh parsley, a palm full- chopped
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Crusty bread

Take your sausages and cut them lengthwise down the center making sure not to cut all the way through. (If you cut all the way through no problem just cook them in halves.) You want to keep the casing to be intact enough so the sausage doesn’t fall apart. Flatten out the sausages as best you can for easier sandwich shapes. Cook these on a med-high flipping occasionally until slightly charred.

While those are cooking heat olive oil in large frying pan on med heat. Add garlic and cook for about a minute or two. Add onions and cook till slightly translucent. Add peppers and raise heat to med-high. Add 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar and allow mixture to cook for approx 5 minutes or until liquid has cooked out, stirring occasionally. Add parsley, capers and the remaining 1 Tbsp of vinegar. Stirring mixture, and cooking till liquid is gone and the strong vinegar smell is weakened. Really scrape the bits off your frying pan to get all the flavors working. Salt & pepper to taste.

I used a rosemary and olive oil bread, a bed of lettuce, and a slice of provolone to make these super yummy, spicy, tangy sandwiches.