Mini Chicken Sausage, Pepper and Onion Sammies

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 5:00 PM, August 27, 2007

Aired August 27, 2007

Serves 8 mini sandwiches
3-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
4 unflavored chicken sausages
4 hot dog buns, ends sliced of and cut in half to make 2 mini buns
2 slices provolone cheese, or shredded

Preheat oven to 350F.

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 3 tablespoons EVOO. Add the red and green bell peppers and onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 6-8 minutes. Sprinkle the pepper mixture with some flour and stir to combine. Add balsamic vinegar and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.

While the pepper and onion mixture is cooking, place a medium-size skillet over medium-high heat and add remaining tablespoon of EVOO. Cook sausages about 4 minutes per side or until brown, crispy and cooked through.

Place the hot dog buns on a baking sheet, top one half with a slice of cheese and toast. Place a sausage on the bun and top with the pepper and onion mixture.