Grilled Sausage & Pepper Deep Ball Grinders - Game Day Grilling Series

Football is here, fall is here, and the Game Day Grilling Series is back! Whether you actually tailgate in the parking lot of your favorite team or prep for the game in the comfort of your backyard, these recipes will bring instant success to your pregame festivities. We begin with Grilled Sausage & Pepper Deep Ball Grinders, the indelible classic of stadium parking lots, beer commercials, and extreme fan game day revelries. Nothing says tailgate like sausage sandwiches, and these are not your ordinary sausage sandwiches.

These Deep Ball Grinders begin with grilled sweet Italian sausage, combined with grilled peppers, onions, tomato sauce, and seasonings. The sweetness of the peppers and links is flawless, and the basil and oregano breathe life into the tomato sauce, making it the perfect binding agent for the sausage and veggies. Everything about these sandwiches says, "Yes, to mess!" Don your game-day attire, grab a fistful of goodness, and get ready for some football with the Game Day Grilling Series from Summerset Grills.

Serves 4

Grilled Sausage & Pepper Deep Ball Grinders Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 yellow onion cut into wedges
  • ¼ cup basil freshly chopped
  • 3 medium bell peppers assorted (red, green, yellow)
  • 4 medium, grinder, or hero rolls split lengthwise
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese sliced

Grilled Sausage & Pepper Deep Ball Grinders Directions

  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Arrange the peppers over the flame and grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until the peppers are blackened and blistered. Remove the peppers and place them into a paper bag to cool. Once the peppers have cooled, peel the skin off.
  3. Grill the sausage and onions for 5 to 7 minutes on each side and remove from the grill.
  4. Add sausage, pepper, and onions to a large heat-proof pan and combine with tomato sauce and oregano. Place pan over the grill and stir until blended and contents are heated throughout.
  5. Toast the rolls on the grill. Once the bread is crisp with grill marks, spoon the sausage and peppers over each roll. Top with cheese and basil.