Fire-Roasted Tomato and Italian Sausage Grinders

Fire-Roasted Tomato and Italian Sausage Grinders
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Makes:
10 servings
Yields:
10 sandwiches
Bake:
25 mins
Cook:
6 hrs to 8 hrs (low) or 3 to 4 hours (high)
Broil:
2 mins
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Fire-Roasted Tomato and Italian Sausage Grinders

Ingredients
10
uncooked hot or sweet Italian sausage links (about 2 1/2 pounds total)
2
14 1/2 ounce cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
6
2
teaspoons dried basil, crushed
1
teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
10
French-style rolls or hoagie buns, split
10
slices provolone cheese, halved
3/4
cup roasted red sweet peppers, drained and cut into thin strips

Directions

  1. Place sausage links in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. For sauce, stir in undrained diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, vinegar, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, crushed red pepper, and black pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. To serve, preheat broiler. Place the sausage links on roll bottoms, reserving sauce in cooker. Place a half-slice of cheese on top of each sausage link and a half-slice of cheese on the cut side of each roll top. Place roll bottoms with sausage on a baking sheet. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  4. To serve, add roasted peppers and roll tops. Serve reserved sauce in individual serving bowls for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

(Fire-Roasted Tomato and Italian Sausage Grinders)
    Per serving:
  • 859 kcal cal.,
  • 39 g fat
  • (17 g sat. fat,
  • 5 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 18 g monounsatured fat),
  • 96 mg chol.,
  • 2305 mg sodium,
  • 81 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 37 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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