Friday, June 26, 2009

Grilled Sausage and Vegetable Packets

My husband is usually in charge of the grill at our house, but I'm proud to say I made this without his help. It's really easy - even for those who are a little grill challenged like myself. I guess challenged might not be the right word... I think inexperienced might be more fitting. My hubby just takes the reigns on the grill, so I never end up having to use it much.

Thankfully these Grilled Sausage and Vegetable Packets are quick and easy and perfect for summer. They're full of fresh vegetables that are super moist and tasty. And it's as simple as chopping everything up, tossing it in a delicious sauce, throwing it on some aluminum foil, and wrapping the foil up tight. It cooks on the grill for about 25 minutes and you've got dinner - it's so easy! Serve it with rice or couscous, or whatever you'd like. You can also leave out the sausage and serve the veggies as a side dish. Or, substitute the sausage for chicken or another meat. Lots of possibilities!

Grilled Sausage and Vegetable Packets
(adapted from Taste of Home)

1/2 pound sausage, any flavor (I used a chicken sausage)
3 medium zucchini, sliced
3 medium tomatoes, sliced
1 medium bell pepper, julienned
1/4 cup melted butter
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Divide between two pieces of double-layered aluminum foil (you'll need about 12 to 14 inches). Fold foil around sausage mixture and seal tightly to prevent leaking.

2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Makes 4 servings.


Cate O'Malley said...

Looks like the perfect way to celebrate grilling season!

Krystal said...

I love it! I've been searching for grill recipes like this, that we can use camping and such. I can't wait to try it!

Heather said...

mmm. i love freshly grilled veggies. these sound amazing :)

Caroline said...

Those look really good!! Based on how my garden is growing, I'm sure I'll be using this recipe soon! ;)
Our local Costco has some specialty sausages (chicken, etc.) and I bet those would be really good with this! That's a great photo (I'm photo challenged!!) Thanks!

Donna-FFW said...

These sound fantastic for the grilling season. I love them They look super easy and so delicious!!