April 6, 2009

Italian Sausage Sandwiches!

Alright, so, my family thinks I am a bit off, might be because I was taking pictures of the sandwiches we had for our dinner tonight! Morgan was like, "Mom, can we just eat 'em!" LOL.. My response was, they look soo yummy and they are one of our favorite sandwiches, so I thought I would take a pic and share the recipe with all of you. I am telling you if you like Italian Sausage, you will not be disappointed. I can't even remember where I first got this recipe I think out of a magazine, but I have been making them for years and it was not a family thing so, that is what I am guessing. So here is how I make them. Although they really don't take very long to put together, they do cook for some time, but well worth it.

This is a recipe I make for a family of 6

Italian Sausage Sandwiches

10 Italian Sausages (but could have a few more)
1, 3 LB spaghetti sauce, I usually just use Prego-Italian Traditional
1 Large Green Pepper, diced up
1 small Onion, diced up
1, 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
10 Hoggie type buns
2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese

Boil, grill or brown italian sausage in skillet. If you boil, boil for about 1/2 hour. If you grill or do by skillet cook until browned. Once this initial process is complete, place some Spaghetti sauce in a large pan (big enough to hold all the ingredients) then add some of the cut up veggies. Add all the Italian Sausages, then add the remaining spaghetti sauce and the rest of the veggies. At this time if you want to try to stir it up gentle you can, if not, place lid on the pot and simmer for an hour. Make sure your simmer is low so you don't burn, stir occasionally. After cooking a full hour take off flame. I usually buy the hoggie buns which are whole, so I cut out the top center part of the bun, kind of make a "V" cut and pull that part out. I then kind of smoosh the insides down a bit so the bun can accommodate the size of the sausage (so it's kind of boat like) LOL. Once I have done that, I spoon in sauce and add the veggies to the bottom, they stay on the sandwich better this way, then I add the sausage and then spoon a little more sauce on top and maybe a few more veggies. I then top with the mozzarella cheese and place the sandwich in the broiler for just a few seconds until the cheese is melted. The picture above is right after they came out of the broiler!! YUM YUM.... I sometimes also make a little of spaghetti, because I always seem to have some sauce left over and it is great over pasta! So, I hope you try this out, if you have any questions regarding this please feel free to email me. I am sure you will love them. This is one of my family's favorite sandwiches!