September 5, 2011 in Features

Dinner in Minutes: Hot dogs again? Try grilled turkey sausage

 

Are you tired of serving hot dogs and hamburgers after a long summer of grilling? Try turkey sausages dressed up with a tomato, onion and pepper topping.

Several types of turkey sausages are available with various seasonings added. They come hot and spicy or mild; some are smoked. Pick whichever one suits your taste.

The sausages can be grilled outside or inside on a stovetop grill. Be sure to heat the grill before adding the sausages. For easy cleanup, spray the grill with a vegetable oil spray first.

Grilled Turkey Sausage With Tomato Onion Pepper Topping

Vegetable oil spray

4 low-fat turkey sausages (about 3/4 pound)

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 cup sliced sweet or red onion

1 cup sliced green bell pepper

1 cup diced tomato

1 teaspoon minced garlic

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 whole-wheat hot dog buns

Preheat grill or use stovetop grill. Spray grill with vegetable oil spray. Grill sausages 6 to 7 minutes, turning to make sure all sides are cooked.

While sausages cook, heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, green pepper, tomato and garlic. Cover with a lid and cook 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Open hot dog buns and toast on grill for 2 minutes. Serve sausages on buns and spoon vegetables on top.

Yield: 2 servings.

Nutrition per serving: 563 calories (33 percent from fat), 20.6 grams fat (4.6 grams saturated, 8.6 grams monounsaturated), 126 milligrams cholesterol, 45.1 grams protein, 49.2 grams carbohydrates, 9.2 grams fiber, 1,416 milligrams sodium.

Visit Linda Gassenheimerat www.DinnerInMinutes.com or email her at Linda@DinnerInMinutes.com.

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