Steelers Game Day Sausage

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe appeared in the January 29, 2006, Post-Gazette Food Section - "Pittsburgh Super Bowl Recipes" - and ran in the Seattle papers. What Pittsburgh Eats is Sausage - stacked with peppers, onions and sauce, on a great Mancini's Italian sausage bun. When the sauce starts to drip down your chin, the bun can work as a sponge so you don't lose a drop! The amounts of the sausage and spices can be adjusted to suit individual taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, saute sliced onions and peppers in olive oil until transparent.
  2. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
  3. Chop and blend in a blender, 2 cans of the plum tomatoes, one can at a time.
  4. Add whole basil to the sauce.
  5. Stir blended tomatoes into skillet of peppers and onions.
  6. Prepare sausage "ring" by poking holes in sausage with a fork.
  7. Boil sausage "ring" in a large pot of water for approximately 10 minutes.
  8. Drain and cut the sausage into 4-inch pieces.
  9. Brown the sausage pieces lightly in a frying pan, then add to the sauce.
  10. Cook on medium to low heat for about an hour until the sauce acquires a good taste.
  11. For a sweeter taste, you may add sugar to the sauce.
  12. You can also add provolone or mozzarella cheese - melted of course - to top off your sandwich on sausage rolls.


Most Helpful

I made a slightly easier version using a tin of diced tomatoes and dried basil (no blending) and it was fantastic. It was even better the next day. I'll be making a large batch of this to freeze into gameday portions.

Dr Nick September 16, 2008

We had friends coming over to work on go karts so wanted something good but easy to make. I followed the recipe as written other then I used a frozen bag of peppers and onions. I also used italian sausage as I am not a fan of hot sausage. Other then being messy- they were wonderful.

bmcnichol September 03, 2008

Even if this recipe wasn't as delicious as it was, we still couldn't resist giving a bunch of stars to a recipe with STEELERS in the title! GO BLACK AND GOLD! Yummy recipe!

JJRsGirl July 05, 2008

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