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It is super super hot in Denver right now, and that means one thing- time to grill! I can’t even bear to imagine heating up anything in the house these days, and I’m constantly on the lookout for simple grilling recipes that appeal to the whole family. I’ve modified Mom Endeavor’s awesome Paleo skillet recipe for grilling- and I can’t wait to share it!
Grilling is a HUGE part of our Costa Rican culture, and one that we have carried over to life in the good old USA. On our last trip to Costa Rica, we must have gone to a different “parrillada” every single day for a week. The traditional fare includes sausage, steak, chicken, basically any meat, really. Everything is grilled to perfection, placed on a corn tortilla and smothered in chimichurri sauce. The tradition is also complicated- so many kinds of meat, the charcoal grill, and of course hours and hours of grilling.
Luckily we have a gas grill here in Denver, and this recipe is about the easiest recipe EVER! I love it because I can prepare the foil packet in the morning, and just add water and throw it on the grill for dinner. My kids love it because the flavor of the smoked sausage blended with the sweetness of the apples and sweet potatoes guarantee that every plate is clean! This easy recipe only takes 20 minutes to cook and 10 to prep, so it’s super easy! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 apples (red or green, but I prefer red)
- 4 Eckrich Original Skinless Rope Smoked Sausage Links (2 packages)
- 1 cup water
- Aluminum foil
Wash and cut sweet potato, Eckrich Original Skinless Rope Smoked Sausage and apples into bite sized pieces. I don’t peel anything, but you definitely can. Heat grill to medium. Make a cross with two large pieces of aluminum foil and place the ingredients inside. Fold up the sides, and then add 1 cup of water. Completely cover the ingredients with foil, leaving about 3-4 inches of space at the top. Place on the grill, covered, for 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the smoked sausage is about 150° F. Remove from grill, and serve. This dish pairs well with a salad (like our brussels sprouts salad !), or you can enjoy it on it’s own.
The Eckrich Original Skinless Rope Smoked Sausage is sooo good. We had never tried it before, and I hadn’t told my husband what brand of smoked sausage was in the recipe this time. He actually commented on how full of flavor it is, and then asked if it was expensive. I was happy to tell him it’s a great value (2 packages for $4.00 when I bought it). We will be eating a lot more of the brand because it was so easy to find. I found it in the packaged meats aisle at King Sooper’s- near the sausage, bacon and deli meat. Delicious and convenient!
There is a limited time coupon offer from Eckrich available in select areas (so do make sure to check if it’s in your area first!). Just click on this link from Coupons.com for $0.75 off one package of Eckrich sausage. Make sure to get your coupon while supplies last!
What are some of your favorite ways to kick off the grilling season? Let us know in the comments below!
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