Have you every tried to smoke Italian Sausages and Peppers? It is very easy and adds a great smokey flavor that will sure to become a favorite. This recipe is perfect for the beginner, as it is super simplistic yet produces great results.
Italian Sausages (I used Pork and Chicken)
3-4 Peppers (I used 2 Green, 1 Red and 1 Orange)
1 Teaspoon Basil
1 Teaspoon Oregano
2-3 Teaspoons of minced Garlic
2-3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
2-3 Tablespoons of Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
Slice Onion and Peppers into small slices. Place in disposable pan. Sprinkle top with Oregano, Basil and Garlic. Pour a few Tablespoons of Olive Oil on top and Salt and Pepper to taste. Top with a few Tablespoons of Butter.
Heat smoker to 220-240 degrees Fahrenheit. Place Italian Sausages on rack with Pepper and Onions. I used a combination of Apple, Cherry and Hickory wood for smoking.
Smoke for 2-2 1/2 hours, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Make sure to stir the Onion and Peppers a few times throughout the cooking process, as well as turning over the Sausages.
Serve in Buns topped with the Onion and Peppers for a Delicious Italian Sausage sandwich. We also sliced some and added them with the Pepper and Onions to some pasta with fresh parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Watch my video below where I show you the whole process, step by step.