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    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    Bone Man's Note:

    This is a grilling recipe, and one that easily transfers to the campfire when camping. You can make it up ahead of time, put it into a cooler of ice and skip the mess at the campsite. A great dish from Marlboro.

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    1. 1
      Make an aluminum foil bag. Use 2 12" x 18" sheets of heavy-duty foil (or double regular foil) and, (after the ingredients are in the bottom half), crimp the top half on.
    2. 2
      Put the sausage, green pepper and onions in the bottom half of the foil bag.
    3. 3
      Mix the Tabasco up with the sweet and sour sauce and pour it over the sausage mix. Seal the foil bag with the top half. Make sure it is "leak-proof".
    4. 4
      Place on the grill (gas or charcoal) and cook for a total of 45 minutes, turning after each 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      You can slit the bag open when done and serve from it at the campsite.
    6. 6
      If you are cooking this in the hot coals of a campfire, reduce the total cooking time by about 15 minutes and turn every 5 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 24, 2011


      I've been making this for years, and it's always a big hit at tailgates and camping. I do have a couple of suggestions;

      - After a couple of near-catastophic foil packet failures, I started using a disposable aluminum lasagna pan. Much easier to check the progress and stir things up during cooking, and far less mess.

      - I always slice the smoked sausage lengthwise and put it on the grill to get a bit of a char going before cutting into chunks. Improves both the flavor, and especially the texture of the final product quite a bit.

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    • on June 04, 2013


      I've had this dish several times made by a friend. I finally made it myself. I did half and half red and green bell peppers. The red bell peppers are a great addition. I followed the recipe for the amount of tabasco and found it to be a little much. I eat a lot of tabasco on almost everything and think the dish would be better with less of it. I also used the foil pan instead of just foil and found it to be very easy. I will post after next tweaked recipe. I will keep the red bell pepper, use about half the tabasco, and probably add more sausage.

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    • on July 03, 2010


      Thanks for posting this. I lost my marlboro cookbook five years ago and was excited to see one of my favs. again

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    Nutritional Facts for Big Ol' Mess (Smoked Sausage in Spicy Sweet Sauce)

    Serving Size: 1 (266 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 426.9
    Calories from Fat 294
    Total Fat 32.7 g
    Saturated Fat 10.7 g
    Cholesterol 70.1 mg
    Sodium 1278.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 11.0 g
    Protein 15.7 g

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