I'm not sure about the rest of the country, but here in NJ, once a year, various cities have what are referred to as Italian Feasts, which are nothing more than a block party during some religious festival, where food stands are set up. These sausage and pepper subs are probably the most popular food. They are also found at food stands on the boardwalks of various Jersey shore locales. This recipe is right on the money.
I've been craving sausage and peppers, but have never really made them before. I had an idea, but needed a general guide. These were exactly what I was craving! I even "made" my 9 year old try it. He was protesting, saying that he doesn't like peppers, but I insisted. After the first bite he said he wanted a bowl of it! Thanks for posting such a simple, authentic, fantastic recipe!
This was great!! Boyfriend liked especially. I served it w/ some pesto angel hair and buttered italian bread. Also used lean pork sausage and added a bit of chicken broth as suggested below. Will make again!
Delicious. Made my home smell like the street fairs do during the religious festivals in NY/NJ. I made these sandwiches for a 4th of July barbecue and they went quickly. I would recommend a bit more red pepper flakes and do not shy away from the mustard--it seems like an odd thing to have with this sandwich, but it compliments beautifully.
I used kielbasa and hot dog buns. They were very sloppy to eat and required many napkins! I asked my DH to check the liquid and add some if it looked too dry......he added beer from his glass! Is spite of all that this is a fantastic recipe! I think it would work well in a crock pot too! DH requested it several times a week!? Thanks for a great recipe.
Very good...I added some basil. Will make these often. Thank you!
I think this might be good, but cooking times were off for me. I cooked for much longer than 10 mins and sausages weren't brown all the way. Are you supposed to cut them into 1/2 slices or something...I continued to cook as directed, and peppers looked undercooked. I cut open one of the sausages and it was pink and juicy in the middle...ick!...not like the NY style sausage and peppers I remembered at growing up at family gatherings and the local firehouse parties. I turned up the heat, added a little bit of canned diced tomato so it wouldn't burn...cut up the sausages into thinner slices and continued to cook...then it started to look more authentic. Now it tastes good, but still not like I remember. Perhaps you could clarify that you have to cut up the sausages into small pieces, and cook it on a higher setting to get the peppers to be nice and soft.
These were delicious. I had some sweet Italian sausages I needed to use up and chose this recipe. I knew the kids wouldn't eat the peppers, but DH and I loved them. I only used one of each ( 1 green and 1 red) and it was perfect. DH wants me to try with spicy Italian sausage next time. thank you for sharing withus.
I'm so happy I found this recipe! Very good and everyone enjoyed it!!!