Sausage Sammich!!

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Timothy F.

Hunger pains. I'm so hungry I could eat a shoe, yet I don't want a shoe. I don't want chicken. I don't want fish. I don't want a cheeseburger. I need a SAMMICH, darnitall! So I set out to build it, because you see, you don't just make a SAMMICH, you build a SAMMICH. It started earlier in the week, when I made a bunch of sweet and hot sausage. The process for the sausage takes two days for best flavor. Once done, I portioned off what we would eat for the week and freezer packed the rest. The idea for the SAUSAGE SAMMICH entered my head. A cross between an Italian loaf pizza and sausage pizzaioli, why not?

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Directions

  1. Meant to keep the house cool on a hot day, this preparation was done on the grill. Place sausages on a medium hot and clean grill prepped with a bit of non-stick spray.
  2. Place chopped peppers and onions in a 9 x 9 baking dish and coat with extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle dried herbs, salt and pepper over vegetables and place on grill with sausages.
  4. Turn sausages and stir vegetables occasionally. After 20 minutes, slice and place sausages in with vegetables. Cook with grill closed an additional 20 minutes on low heat, checking as to not burn.
  5. While meat and veg are cooking, slice Italian bread loaf in half lengthwise and use your fingertips to press down the bread inside the bottom half, forming a slight depression to cradle the meat and vegetables.
  6. On the top half, place the sliced mozzarella evenly from one end to another, interlacing with basil leaves.
  7. Remove meat and vegetables from grill with heat resistant gloves and set aside.
  8. Use a large spoon to scoop the meat and vegetables into the bottom half of the loaf, then spoon sauce over top and bottom in dollops.
  9. Place open faced on wire rack covered with heavy duty foil and place back on grill on low heat, close the grill. Cook for five minutes checking not to burn and until cheese is melted.
  10. Place the top on the sandwich, move to cutting board and serve appropriate sized slices for your hungry guests, or enjoy this monster sammich all on your own, if you can!

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