A Sandwich a Day: The Sausage And Pepper at Il Cane Rosso in Dallas

A Sandwich a Day

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They take their pizza seriously at Il Cane Rosso in Dallas, but that doesn't mean the VPN-certified pizzeria doesn't make a mean sandwich too.

The Sausage and Pepper sandwich is a tribute to tradition, taste, and a large appetite. When the Cane Rosso team comes in every morning, they cook their sandwich bread (made from their same pizza dough) at 500°F before firing up the oven to the scorching 900°F pizza temperature to toast the bread, giving it that crispy, slightly charred outside.

Then there's the rest: the sausage, procured from a local Italian market, is browned in the oven every morning, then left to simmer with bell peppers and onions in a San Marzano-based tomato sauce, which also gets liberally added to the sandwich. Topped with a sharp provolone that stands up well to the dominant flavors of the sausage and peppers, this sandwich is a spicy, meaty meal in itself, and a large one at that.

At $10, it may seem pricey, but there's little doubt that this single sandwich could be stretched into two meals.

Il Cane Rosso

2612 Commerce Street, Dallas TX 75226 (map); 214-741-1188

About the author: Rich Vana spends his days discussing, discovering, and writing about food in Dallas and the surrounding areas. Sometimes he even gets to partake. You can see the fruits of his labor at Entrée Dallas.