Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summertime Grillin' - Sausage and Veggie Packets


Every few months, D and I look at each other and say "You know, we really should use our grill more often."  Yes, we should.  And we have actually been using it more lately, and not just for hamburgers.  I've been running a little rib experiment, that hopefully I'll be able to post about before too long.  I've grilled corn on the cob (definitely a winner).  And I even want to try grilling pizza!

But today, I'm going to post about some sausage and vegetable packets I threw together last night.  It turned out to be an adaptation of several different recipes and ideas that I have seen recently.  This method was quick, easy, and I didn't have to heat the house up with the oven in the process! 

This recipe can easily be adapted to your personal tastes by switching out the meat, veggies and seasonings as you desire.  I can see myself playing with this one all summer long!

Sausage and Veggie Packets on the Grill

1 lb smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch slices
2 medium yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1-1/2 lbs small red potatoes (or I used Yukon gold) quartered, (or cut into eighths if larger)
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3/4 tsp Italian herb seasoning

In a large mixing bowl, toss sausage and vegetables with olive oil and seasonings.  Divide between two double thicknesses of heavy duty foil, approx 20"x18" in size.  Fold over tightly to seal.

Grill, covered, over medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  Open packets carefully to avoid steam.

Yield:  8 servings

Enjoy!  :)

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