Grilling Recipes: Sausage Hot Dog

A simple homemade ketchup takes juicy lower-sodium chicken sausages to the next level and packs in fiber and vitamin C.
By Morna Glory

Ages

3-13

<p><strong>Top Dogs</strong></p> <p>A simple homemade &ldquo;ketchup&rdquo; takes juicy lower-sodium chicken sausages to the next level &mdash; and packs in fiber and vitamin C.</p> <p><a href="http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/parent-child/grilling-recipes-sausage-hot-dog" target="_blank">Click through for full recipe!</a></p> <p><strong>Plus:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/parent-child/breakfast-popsicle-recipes?eml=PCM/intraapp/20150626/PlusLink/Popsicles" target="_blank">5 Cool Popsicle Recipes</a><br /> <a href="http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/parent-child/get-your-kid-to-drink-more-water?eml=PCM/intraapp/20150626/PlusLink/h20" target="_blank">Get Your Kid to Drink More Water</a></p>

Serves 4

Ingredients

The sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for grill
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 15-oz can crushed tomatoes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of sugar

The dogs:

  • 4 links Italian-style
  • chicken sausage
  • 8 assorted sweet mini peppers
  • 4 hot dog buns

Directions

1. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high. Add onion; sauté until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add tomatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens slightly. Season with salt, pepper, and sugar to taste; set aside.

2. Preheat grill to medium high; lightly oil grate. Arrange sausages on grill; cook, turning occasionally, until done, about 12 minutes. Add peppers during the last 5 minutes. Grill, turning occasionally, until charred in spots. Remove peppers to a cutting board and slice into rounds.

3. Tuck each sausage into a bun. Top with a spoonful of the prepared sauce and grilled peppers.

More grilling recipes:
Shrimp Pizza
Chicken Drumsticks
Grilled Vegetable Salad
Steak with Wedge Fries

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