Recipes and Cooking Fire-Roasted Tomato and Italian Sausage Grinders 4.5 (13) 1 Review Use canned fire-roasted tomatoes to rev up this classic Italian sausage sandwich recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 6 hrs Bake Time: 25 mins Broil Time: 2 mins Total Time: 6 hrs 42 mins Servings: 10 Yield: 10 sandwiches Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 10 uncooked hot or sweet Italian sausage links (about 2 1/2 pounds total) 2 14.5 ounce cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 10 French-style rolls or hoagie buns, split 10 slices provolone cheese, halved ¾ cup roasted red sweet peppers, drained and cut into thin strips Directions 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. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. 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. To serve, add roasted peppers and roll tops. Serve reserved sauce in individual serving bowls for dipping. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 859 Calories 39g Fat 81g Carbs 37g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 10 Calories 859 % Daily Value * Total Fat 39g 50% Saturated Fat 17g 85% Cholesterol 96mg 32% Sodium 2305mg 100% Total Carbohydrate 81g 29% Total Sugars 3g Protein 37g Vitamin C 0.7mg 4% Calcium 414mg 32% Iron 7mg 39% Potassium 771mg 16% Folate, total 173.4mcg Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.