Super Bowl is right around the corner and if there is anything we have learned when hosting a party at our place for a football game, it is to keep things simple yet delicious. I mean, it’s not like you can wait for commercials to run into the kitchen to prep and cook the food.
And in this case, it doesn’t get any simpler than a smoked sausage sandwich on a baguette. Pair with a crisp beer? Oh yeah.
I’m going to assume you are firing up the grill or smoker for this special occasion (why wouldn’t you?) and likely have plans to throw on a few specialties (like these wings perhaps?). So while other foods are smoking along, throw some sausages on and make these mini-sandwiches to offer your guests.
Smoked Sausage Sandwich with Peppers and Onions
First things first, you’ve got to start with good quality sausage. There are only a few ingredients in this recipe, so use the best ingredients you can find for optimum flavor. Find it from your butcher or even attempt to grind yourself (I dare you!). The key is smoking for great added flavor and incredibly juicy sausages. Add a quality baguette with a slightly crusty bite and soft interior and the then top with the onions and peppers. The final pop comes from deli style mustard. It doesn’t have to be fancy to be delicious. The smoky sausages, with crusty bread, and savory roasted peppers and onions. Yesssss.
Just cut the sausages in half and cut the baguette into smaller, almost slider size pieces, to serve for a larger crowd too. You’ll probably have loads of snacks and apps at your party, so keep the sandwiches small so your guests aren’t too full to try the recipe we are posting tomorrow (spoiler alert!!!).
- 4 Quality Italian Sausages
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ Red Onion sliced
- 1 Red Bell Pepper sliced
- 1 French Baguette
- Deli Mustard about 1 tablespoon per sandwich
Preheat smoker to 225 - 250 degrees. Fruit woods are nice for flavor, we like cherry.
Place sausages on smoker for approximately one hour and remove when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Let sit for about 10 minutes and cut in half.
With about 15 minutes left on the sausages, preheat a skillet to medium high heat and then add olive oil, and then add the onions and peppers. Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until soft and slightly caramelized.
Cut baguette into eight pieces and then cut down the center to make a bun-like shape, but take care not to cut all the way through.
Layer the sandwich with pepper/onion, then mustard and top with the sausage. Repeat with each slice of baguette for eight servings
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