Anthony Bourdain’s Italian Sausage & Pepper Heroes

February 25, 2021

"All my happiest moments seem to revolve around meat in tube form."


11. Heat a large grill pan or cast-iron skillet over high. Add sausages, working in batches if necessary, and cook until browned on all sides and slightly bursting from their casings, about 15 minutes. Using tongs, transfer to a large plate.

22. Add oil to grill pan, and heat until hot. Add peppers, onion, salt and pepper; cook, turning often with a spatula and pressing down as necessary, until seared, soft and nicely browned at edges, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

33. While vegetables cook, cut sausages into 1-inch slices. When vegetables are done, set aside with sausage slices. Place rolls, cut side down, on hot, greasy griddle until warm.

44. Place 1 roll on each of 4 plates. Top evenly with sausages, bell peppers and onion, making sure to evenly distribute sweet and hot sausages. Serve immediately.

5Serves: 4

6Active time: 30 minutes

7Total time: 30 minutes


4 sweet Italian sausage links

4 hot Italian sausage links

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

1 tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

4 (10-in.) Italian-style hoagie rolls, split