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