Beer-Braised Sausage & Pepper Toppers

9  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 12 servings, 2 topped crackers each.

Beer-Braised Sausage & Pepper Toppers Recipe


  • 3 Italian sausage links
  • 1 cup light beer, divided
  • 2/3 cup sliced sweet onions
  • 1/2 cup EACH green and red pepper strips
  • 1 Tbsp. grainy Dijon mustard
  • 3 Muenster cheese slices, each cut into 8 pieces
  • 24 RITZ Crackers


  • Heat  oven to 350°F.
  • Cook  sausage and 1/2 cup beer in large partially covered skillet on medium heat 8 to 10 min. or until beer is cooked off, turning sausage after 5 min. Uncover; cook 3 to 5 min. or until sausage is done and evenly browned. Cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile,  cook onions, peppers and remaining beer in medium skillet on medium-high heat 5 min. or until vegetables are tender and beer is cooked off, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in mustard.
  • Place  crackers in single layer on baking sheet. Cut each sausage link into 8 slices; place on crackers. Top with onion mixture and cheese. Bake 3 min. or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with parsley.

Recipe Tips

Make AheadSausage and vegetables can be cooked ahead of time. Cool, then refrigerate up to 24 hours before using as directed. Reheat each (separately) in microwave just until warmed before using as directed.

Non-Alcoholic VariationPrepare using non-alcoholic beer.


Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings, 2 topped crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 120 
    • Total fat 8 g
    • Saturated fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 20 mg
    • Sodium 260 mg
    • Carbohydrate 6 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 5 g
    • Vitamin A 4 %DV
    • Vitamin C 8 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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