Heat the grill to 350 degrees and add the empty cast iron skillet to preheat it
Add in oil and cook sausages for 5-7 minutes each side. Taking caution to not overcook them. If you want a bit more sear, place them directly on the grate for a minute or two.
Remove the sausages and set aside.
Add water, peppers and onions to the skillet for 5-7 minutes. This allows the peppers and the onions to start to soften and cook.
Add in the remaining ingredients and stir to heat. Add the sausages back in to fully heat.
Serve on buns of choice.
Option One: Cook everything out on the grill. Use a cast iron skillet to cook the sausages, sauté the vegetables and mix in the sauce. It all can be done on the grill with that slight undertone of the grilled flavor. You can almost taste it now, right?
Option Two: Cook the sausages and the vegetables out on the grill but pull the recipe together in the house. This is my favorite way to prepare our meals ahead of time and make it easier to put together dinners later in the week. I asked Jason to grill the sausage and the veggies over the weekend. That way, I can prep the sauce on a busy night and finish putting the meal together on a busy weekday evening. Ta-da!! Homemade weeknight meal!
Option Three: You can cook it all 100% over the weekend on the grill and heat up on the busy weeknights for the homemade weeknight meal. They reheat beautifully and nobody's the wiser! Seriously, these rival a restaurant’s “take out” like you can’t imagine! Kiddos love them and you will love how easy this makes your life!
Saving Tomato Paste: Simply place leftover tomato paste in one tablespoon portions on a sheet of Press and Seal. Place a second piece of Press and Seal on top of it and press it down all the way around the tablespoon of tomato sauce. Cut them into little sealed off squares and pop them in the door of the freezer. They store wonderfully and keep for a few months. Meal Prep: Cut up the onions and peppers a day or two ahead of time and this is really just a toss on the grill and go. You will be waiting for the grill instead of the grill waiting for you. Freezer Friendly: The leftovers can be frozen for up to 3 months in a sealed container such as a good Rubbermaid container or Ziploc Freezer Bags. Storage: If you have leftovers, store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days in a sealed container.