These kielbasa sausages with onions and peppers are a great tailgating food tradition. Simple to clean up and packed with flavor, they may be your next lucky charm.
Kielbasa Hoagie Sandwiches
Kielbasa sandwiches with pepper and onions are the tailgating food tradition we had from college. Rocky Top, you’ll always be, home sweet home to me! Good ol‘ Rocky Top! …. oh those were the days! Forgive me for indulging in my football fight song that will always be firmly implanted in my memory. Good times, good memories. Around here, one of the most beloved aspects of fall is football. And football means tailgating! If you have never been tailgating at a stadium, it is a culture and an experience all its own. At some of the major venues, the sounds of the stadium and the friendly banter create an electricity in the air that has no rival. Even though the touchdown celebrations will be inside, the vibe is definitely carried over to the tailgate fete. Oh, and the smell of grills and local fare add their own flavor to the mix. Food is by far the most important factor to a tailgating party and it is known to cause some friendly competition. At home, we often go with Chicken Nachos but out tailgating, its all about the grill.
Even among hoards of strangers, you immediately feel right at home. All year we have looked forward to fall and tailgating and it is finally here! Now planning your tailgating party is also a big deal. There are a few rules to tailgating food. First, it must be easy to set up and easy to clean up. Second, it must not suck. That is unless you want to be target of all your rowdy friends trash talking.
These Grilled Kielbasa Sandwiches with Peppers and Onions fit the bill perfectly. They can be made on an open grill or even at home on the stove. And they are packed with flavor. Although my husband is a huge fan of sauerkraut, I can’t stand the stuff. He tops his hoagie with sauerkraut and I opt to stick to mustard. That is what makes simple recipes great. They are so easy to customize.
Frequently asked questions:
Absolutely! I love the charred flavor you can only get from making meat on a grill. Yum! Cook the Kielbasa sausages on an open flame and wrap the onions and peppers in aluminum foil packs to cook up separately. You can even throw your hoagie rolls on there for a second to warm them up!
The grilled onions and pepper with cheese are a must for me! You might also want to add a few extra toppings to personalize your sandwiches or offer to guests if you’re making these for a gathering. A few options you might want to try are:
Grain or regular Mustard
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Keilbasa with Peppers and Onions
- 1 link Kielbasa
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 1 medium yellow onion sliced
- 1 green pepper sliced and seeds removed
- 6 slices provolone cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- dash Cayenne Pepper optional
- 3 hoagie buns
- Heat skillet over medium heat. Add oil, onions, peppers, and seasonings. Cook about 4 minutes and add Kielbasa link. Toss occasionally until onions are translucent and sausage is heated through, about 10 more minutes. Cut kielbasa to appropriate length and add to sandwich. Top with onions and peppers and provolone cheese slices.
- Serve with mustard and other condiments.
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