Recipes

Grilled Italian Sausage with Sweet and Sour Peppers

If you think you know sausage and peppers, think again! Take the big flavour of Johnsonville Italian Sausages and add bell peppers, almonds, raisins and onions to take the flavour to the next level. Add polenta and Italian dressing for the best sausage and peppers dish you have ever had!

18
Prep Time
24
Cook Time
8
Servings

What You Need

  • 2 pkg. (17.64 ounces/500 g, each) Johnsonville┬« Mild Italian Sausage Links
  • 3 Tbsp. slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 medium green bell peppers, cut in quarters and seeded
  • 2 medium sweet red bell peppers, cut in quarters and seeded
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 6 wedges
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 roll (18 ounces/510 g) prepared polenta, sliced into ┬Ż-inch rounds

Preparation

  1. In a small, nonstick skillet, toast almonds over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.  

  2. Stir in raisins; remove from heat. Let stand for 1 minute.

  3. Add vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.

  4. Return to medium-low heat, cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and set aside.

  5. Preheat gas grill to medium-low. If charcoal, allow it to burn until white ash has formed on coals.

  6. In a bowl, combine peppers and onion wedges. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat.

  7. Place sausages and vegetables on grill, and use tongs to turn often.

  8. Grill covered for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and browned, and vegetables are tender.

  9. While sausages and vegetables are grilling, brush polenta slices with Italian dressing. Carefully place on grill, 2 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted.

  10. Remove vegetables from grill. Place in a large bowl and add prepared almond mixture; toss gently.

  11. On a large platter, arrange grilled sausages, vegetables and polenta. Serve.