Sausage & peppers subs make a delicious lunch or dinner for the whole family. Everyone will love that crazy good sauce!
I was drooling over different pictures in my Pinterest feed when I happened to notice someone pinned something to a comfort food board. It sort of struck me that comfort food is so unique, personal and individual. That board could be filled with absolutely anything! How could anything be left off that board?
I know some people consider thick soups and hearty stews to be comforting while others go for melted cheese, saucy pasta or warm breads to be the one food that makes them all warm and fuzzy. Then there is a whole other camp of people who would say baked goods like cake or brownies bring them to their happy place.
Finally, I imagine there is a whole party of people who go to a whole other extreme and say that whole grains, clean foods, fruits and veggies are the type of foods that bring them solace. You know what? They’d all be right! Who can define comfort food for anyone but themselves?
Want to know how I define comfort food? I do love me some gooey cheese, warm bread and a heaping bowl of pasta, but that’s not my comfort food. I also adore cakes and brownies, but that’s not what makes me do back flips.
It’s spicy food. That’s what makes me feel most at home. I don’t know if it’s the way the explosion of heat makes my tongue burn and my cheeks feel flushed but spicy food totally makes me feel loved.
These sausage and pepper subs just might have something that almost everyone could find comfort in. Thick hoagie rolls are filled with mildly spicy Italian sausage, crisp, vibrant bell peppers, lots of gooey, melted cheese and a perfectly spicy sauce.
The sauce is dynamite! This tomatoes rich sauce has a dose of harissa. Harissa is a Middle Eastern paste made out of a variety of roasted peppers. I found it adds a slightly sweet heat to the sauce. You could certainly leave it out; your sausage sub will stay taste divine. On the flip side, you could add more than the quarter cup I use. It’s all about comfort here. Eat what you love and you will be happy - that’s my new motto!