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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

August 30 2012

Tailgating - Barbecue Italian Sausages

    4 uncooked Italian sausage links
    1/2 cup chopped green pepper
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1/3 cup dry red wine or beef broth
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1 tablespoon cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon soy sauce
    1 teaspoon brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon chili powder
    1/8 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional
    4 hot dog buns, split

Grill sausages, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute green pepper and onion in oil for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook for 2 minutes or until liquid is evaporated.
    
Stir in the ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, cumin, chili powder and Liquid Smoke if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Place sausages in buns; serve with sauce.