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How to Cook Italian Sausage

Grilled beer sausages - This recipe follows the poaching method for grilling sausage, and it uses beer to add an extra juicy flavor! It’s really simple to follow and will take under 30 minutes to complete, making it a great option for a fast yet delicious meal. This recipe serves around 6 to 8 people, but feel free to modify the ingredient amounts!
Baked Italian sausage with peppers - This is an easy to follow recipe that will serve around 6 or 8 people, although you can easily modify the amounts for each ingredient to serve a different amount of people. It takes around an hour in total cooking time, and the result will be a delicious Italian main course.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Baked Italian sausage with peppers, Beer Sausages, Grilled Beer Sausages, Italian sausage
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

Grilled beer sausages

  • 3 lbs. Hot Italian Sausage
  • 3 cups Beer
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dijon Mustard

Baked Italian sausage with peppers

  • 3 lbs. Italian Sausage cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 Potatoes quartered
  • 2 Onions quartered
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper quartered
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper quartered
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper quartered
  • 1 tbsp. Basil chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

Grilled Beer Sausages

  • Place the slices of onion at the bottom of a large pan.
  • Use a fork to poke holes into the sausages (to avoid the edible casing from splitting or bursting), and place the sausages on top of the layer of onions, in the pan.
  • Add the beer and water into the pan, and place the pan on medium heat to let it all simmer.
  • Leave for around 5 minutes, until the sausages are half-cooked, then remove them from the pan.
  • Preheat the grill to a medium-high heat while you let the sausages sit for around 2 minutes. Remember to spray the grill with oil for a non-stick effect.
  • Brush the sausages lightly with some oil and place them on the grill, leaving enough space between them.
  • Grill the sausages for around 6 minutes per side, until they are completely brown and crispy.
  • Remove the sausages from the grill and let them rest for around 3 minutes.
  • Serve with the seasoning and sauce of your choice (mustard is the most popular option), and enjoy!

Baked Italian sausage with peppers

  • Once you have all the ingredients ready and you’ve cut the sausages into pieces, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Get a large roasting dish and insert the bell peppers, potatoes, onions, basil, salt, pepper, and sausages.
  • Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for around 60 minutes. You can stir occasionally to ensure everything cooks evenly.
  • Remove from the oven and serve by itself, or with other ingredients. It’s quite popular to serve it with spaghetti or other pasta, as that is the Italian way!