Sausage, Pepper and Onion Sandwiches

Picture of Sausage, Pepper and Onion Hoagies Recipe


Tonight for dinner is sausage, pepper and onion sandwiches.  I usually don’t use any kind of recipe for these, but I found this recipe by Rachael Ray that is darn close to how we do them anyway.  These are by far hubby’s favorite dinner ever… for some reason.  I have him bring home the rolls that day or plan this dinner for the day after I go shopping so that they are nice and fresh.


Here is her recipe- (photo above is from her recipe also)

Sausage, Pepper and Onion Hoagies

Rachael RayRecipe courtesy Rachael Ray

Show: 30 Minute MealsEpisode: Life Simplified

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  • 3/4 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 3/4 pound hot Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
  • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cubanelle peppers (light green mild Italian peppers), seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 or 3 jarred hot cherry peppers, banana peppers or pepperoncini, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons hot pepper juice, from the jar


  • 4 crusty, semolina submarine sandwich rolls, 8 inches, sesame seeded or plain
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, 1/2 a handful or 1/2 teaspoons each oreganothymeparsley


Place the sausages in a large nonstick skillet. Pierce the casings with a fork. Add 1-inch water to the pan. Bring liquid to a boil. Cover sausages, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.


Heat a second skillet over medium high heat. Add oil, 2 turns of the pan. Add garlic, onion, cubanelle and red peppers. Season vegetables with salt and pepper.


Drain sausages and return pan to stove, raising heat back to medium high. Add a drizzle of oil to the skillet, brown and crisp the casings. Remove sausages, slice into 2 inch pieces on an angle and set pieces back into the pan to sear.


Split and toast the bread under broiler. Melt oil, butter together in small pan over medium heat. Add garlic and let it sizzle 1 or 2 minutes. Brush rolls with garlic butter and sprinkle with a little dried Italian seasoning blend.


Combine the cooked peppers and onions to the sausages. Add hot peppers and hot pepper juice to the skillet. Toss and turn the sausage, peppers and onions, picking up all the drippings from the pan. Pile the meat and peppers into the garlic sub rolls and serve.




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