Grilled Sausage and Pepper Sliders
Makes 10 servings These sliders take the mess out of the east-coast favorite sausage sandwich! We've included a pinch of red pepper flakes, but if you like spice, you can add more, or even start with hot Italian sausage. Once grilling season is over, you can use this mixture to make meatballs to top spaghetti.…

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Turkey Sausage and Pepper Sliders

Makes 10 servings These sliders take the mess out of the east-coast favorite sausage sandwich! We've included a pinch of red pepper flakes, but if you like spice, you can add more, or even start with hot Italian sausage. Once grilling season is over, you can use this mixture to make meatballs to top spaghetti.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus more to taste
  • 1 lb Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 10 slider buns
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the red and green bell peppers, onion, salt, and pepper, and cook until the vegetable are soft, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic and pepper flakes, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sausage, oregano, cheese, and reserved pepper mixture. Mix until well-combined.
  3. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and shape into approximately 3-inch patties. The sliders can be covered and refrigerated until ready to use or cooked right away.
  4. Prepare a grill for medium heat cooking and oil the grates. If using a charcoal grill, arrange the coals along one half of the grill and leave a space for indirect cooking.
  5. Grill the sliders until they are marked on the outside and cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side. Lower the heat or transfer the sliders to a cooler location to finish cooking, as needed. Top the burgers with the cheese about 1 minute before removing them from the grill and cook until the cheese has melted.
  6. Arrange the sliders on the bottom half of the buns. Top with about 1 tablespoon of marinara sauce and place the top bun before serving.

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