Tailgating Recipe: Sausage and Vegetable Kebabs with Mustard Sauce

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Mar. 17, 2011

Make vegetables taste even better by adding a little Italian sausage! In this video, National Hot Dog Sausage Council President Janet Riley adds a little color and vegetables to your tailgate with these kebabs and delicious mustard sauce. This video series includes hot dog and sausage recipes that you can cook entirely or partially ahead of time for your tailgate menu.


Bratwurst sausages/Italian sausage 1 Pound
Red bell pepper 1 Large , washed, seeded and cut into 1 inch square
Cherry tomatoes/Grape tomatoes 12 , washed
Zucchini 1 Small , washed and cut into 3/4 inch slices
For marinade
White wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Dijon mustard 2 Tablespoon
Coarsely ground black pepper 1 Pinch



1. Preheat the grill with medium heat coals or preheat the broiler.

2. Soak the wooden skewer in water for 30 minutes.

3. Cut the sausages, in about 1 inch pieces.


For marinade

4. In a small bowl, mix together vinegar, olive oil, mustard, and a pinch of pepper.

5. Thread each skewer, alternately sausage and vegetable chunks, beginning and ending with red pepper cubes, leaving some space between each piece.

6. Brush the mustard mixture over the sausage and vegetables.

7. Grill or broil the kebabs on an oiled rack, for about 18 to 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of sausages reaches 160 F and turn the skewers every 5 minutes.


8. Serve hot with desired dip.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 448Calories from Fat 341

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.5%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 746 mg31.08%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 21 g42%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet