Sausage and Vegetable Wraps With Easy Marinara

The fresh marinara in this recipe is ready in 20 minutes, and all the ingredients can go into the skillet at once. If you have a large cast-iron griddle, the sausages, peppers, and onions can all cook on the same surface at the same time.

This dish is about taking common Italian ingredients and serving them in the style of Mexican street food. Warm, flour tortillas are the perfect vehicles for bringing the sausages, vegetables, marinara, and cheese together in one simple, hand-held meal.

Slicing the grilled sausages in half horizontally, then in half vertically results in hearty pieces of meat that are thin enough to work well in a six-inch tortilla-two pieces per wrap.

Serves 4

Ingredients

For the Marinara

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 pint grape tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

For the Sausages and Vegetables

olive oil, for marinating and brushing
4 hot Italian sausages, about 1 lb total
1 large green bell pepper, cut into thin, 1-inch slices
1 small onion, cut into thin, vertical strips
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
8 6-inch flour tortillas (taco-sized), warmed
1 cup shredded provolone cheese

Preparation

For the Marinara

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the onion, garlic, tomatoes, and parsley and season with salt and pepper.
Bring the tomato mixture to a slight simmer, reduce the heat to low, and simmer slowly until the tomatoes have broken down and the sauce is slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.

For the Sausages and Vegetables

Prick the sausages all over with a fork or small knife blade. Rub them with olive oil.
In a small bowl, toss the bell pepper and onion with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Heat a cast-iron griddle over two stove-top burners on high heat and brush one end with olive oil. Grill the sausages until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 15 minutes, turning several times while cooking.
When the sausages have cooked about 5 minutes, brush the other end of the griddle with oil and scatter the peppers and onions over it. Grill until beginning to char, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes.

To serve, combine the sausages, peppers, and onions in a bowl. Place the marinara in a small bowl alongside and serve with cheese and warm tortillas. Let you guests fill their own wraps.