Tailgate Bites

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

3 tablespoon Suan's pepper jelly***

1 package Mountain View smoked sausage, minced***

2 lbs ground chuck

2 c fire roasted crushed tomatoes, drained

1/4 cup Head Country BBQ sauce***

1 t Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp nutmeg

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

Place a large skillet on stovetop over medium high heat. Sauté the onion, garlic, jalapeno, red and green peppers until tender. While the veggies are cooking, pulse the smoked sausage in a food processor so it's minced into small pieces. Remove from processor and add the ground chuck and minced smoked sausage to the veggies and cook until the meat is browned and juices run clear. Drain off the excess fat and return mixture to the stove. Pour in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes. Serve heaping spoonfuls of meat mixture on the buns.