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Italian Sausage with Balsamic Tomatoes, Arugula, Tomatillos, and Feta

Italian Sausage with Balsamic Tomatoes, Arugula, Tomatillos, and Feta
Tyler Sullivan

Italian Sausage with Balsamic Tomatoes, Arugula, Tomatillos, and Feta

SWAT team hot dogs had me thinking of my favorite summer grilling and baseball game fare — Italian sausage. I decided to take this favorite and put a little twist on it by adding some of my favorite ingredients. I filled the toasted buns with balsamic sautéed tomatoes, lightly heated arugula, chopped tomatillos, and feta, and topped all of this with sweet Italian sausage. The product was a fresher-tasting (without compromising on the sausage) sausage, complete with bun, toppings, and a little bit of kick. My tip: add hot sauce to enhance the flavor and provide some extra spice. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 Teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 sweet Italian sausages
  • 1 Teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 Cup packed arugula
  • 4 hot dog buns, toasted
  • 2 tomatillos, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup feta crumbles

Directions

In a frying pan, heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the Italian sausage and cook for 10-12 minutes.

In another frying pan, heat the remaining olive oil and balsamic vinegar over medium-low heat, and place the tomato slices evenly throughout the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes , and then turn over. Cook for 1 more minute, and then add the arugula. Cook for 2 more minutes, then turn off the heat and set aside. 

Lay out the toasted hot dog buns and top with desired amount of tomatoes and arugula (I do 2-3 tomatoes per bun). Next, add the tomatillos and feta. Then add the sausage, serve, and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving305
Total Fat13g20%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated5g24%
Cholesterol34mg11%
Protein20g40%
Carbs27g9%
Vitamin A45µg5%
Vitamin B121µg19%
Vitamin B60.3mg14.5%
Vitamin C12mg20%
Vitamin E0.8mg3.9%
Vitamin K15µg19%
Calcium156mg16%
Fiber2g8%
Folate (food)32µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)93µg23%
Folic acid36µgN/A
Iron3mg16%
Magnesium35mg9%
Monounsaturated6gN/A
Niacin (B3)4mg21%
Phosphorus187mg27%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium433mg12%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.4%
Sodium780mg32%
Thiamin (B1)0.5mg30.7%
Zinc2mg14%