My Pretzel Sausage Rolls with Balsamic Red Peppers & Onions & Broccoli Slaw Recipe

I've done many different variations of this over the years but I think this is definitely the best one yet. The Breadsmith pretzel rolls are something else and if you have yet to visit Brooklyn to taste one, you are absolutely missing out in a big way. We've done pretzel bun burgers, schnitzel sandwiches, and even grilled cheese with these pretzel buns but I think the sausage was the biggest hit of all because the flavors work so beautifully together. If you aren't going to be in that area any time soon, there are several amazing recipes for pretzel buns across this place we call the web. I myself am working on a great one and will share it once it's at it's been perfected. I chose to go for sweet Italian beef sausages this time but there are so many different options available in the groceries. If you like some heat or some zest choose from all of the different versions and you will surely find one that suits your taste. Here's my recipe:

 Pretzel Sausage Rolls with Red Peppers Onions & Broccoli Slaw 


 Jacks Gourmet Sweet Italian Beef Sausages (comes with sausages per package)
Pretzel Buns (Long sub style or round bun style)
10-15 Mini Sweet Red Peppers, Sliced
1 Medium Red Onion, Cut thin
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

Leek Spread- 1/2 Cup Chopped Leeks, 2 Tablespoons Mayo, 1 Tablespoon White Vinegar, 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard, 1 Teaspoon Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Broccoli Slaw- 1 package bagged Broccoli Slaw, 3 Tablespoons Mayonaise, 1 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice, 1 Teaspoon fresh chopped garlic & a bit of salt & pepper to taste


1. Heat olive oil in a medium saute' pan over medium heat. Add beef sausages to pan once sizzling and lower heat a bit. Cook each one for about 5-7 minutes in total, flipping so each side gets a nicely crisped and browned. Poke each one three times with a fork half way through cooking. Add red peppers and onions in the last 3-4 minutes and cook until softened and caramelized. Add the balsamic vinegar and allow the sausages, red peppers and onions to cook in it for another 2-3 minutes. 

2. In the meantime, prepare the leek spread or any other spread you'd like to put on the bottom half of your bun. Either chop leeks small and combine with the rest of the spread ingredients or add everything to a food processor and pulse for 3-5 minutes until it's smooth and completely combined. 

3. Toss broccoli slaw with mayo, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.  

4. Cut pretzel buns in half and spread the bottom half (and top half if you like) with the leek spread . Add one or two sausages to each one and add a some of  those red peppers and onions over the top and sides. Seal with the top half of the bun and serve warm with the broccoli slaw to the side. 

I really hope you will give my Pretzel Sausage Rolls with Red Peppers Onions & Broccoli Slaw a try! Don't forget to leave me a comment below letting me know what it was like if you do! Criticisms and advice are welcome too! And feel free to tag me on Instagram or post your photo on my facebook page as well. 

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