Italian Sausage Hoagies

Italian Sausage Hoagie One of our favorite ways to enjoy Italian Sausage links is with grilled peppers & onions, but because of the much higher cost at the butcher, and the wider versatility of the bulk sausage, I don’t usually get the links made.  One day when I was looking for an easy dinner, I decided not to let the lack of links stop me.  I prepared them this way and it worked great!  And as a bonus, we could easily get 5 sandwiches out of one pound of sausage, a way to make the meat go a little further than the 4 to a pound links.

Italian Sausage Hoagies
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  • 1 lb Italian sausage (bulk)
  • 2 bell peppers - sliced
  • 2 onions - sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic - crushed
  • ½ cup liquid (wine, beer, chicken stock or water)
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  1. Begin browning sausage in a deep skillet, breaking into chunks as it cooks. (If starting with frozen sausage thaw for ~90 sec. in the microwave, then begin browning.)
  2. When sausage is browned remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, saute peppers and onions. When they are soft, add the garlic.
  4. Add the liquid, scraping up any browned bits and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the sausage back in, and the balsamic.
  6. Simmer for a few minutes (if it's sticking add a bit more liquid).
  7. Serve on crusty Italian rolls.

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