We need to change the way we think of sausages. Yes, most are tubes of seasoned and flavored ground meats and veggies in a casing, but many are patties. And that means that hamburgers, hot dogs, and meatloaves are really sausages! So if you broaden the horizons, this section gives you a lot of freedom. Take these and have fun!
Interested in learning how to make world class sausages at home? There are several tricks that apply to almost all sausages. Here’s a good overview with pictures that will guide you through the entire process for making homemade sausage from scratch.
In Texas, smoked sausage is as central to barbecue as brisket. There is no standard recipe, but natural casings always hold the ground meat mixture. My favorite blend leans more on pork than beef and includes lots of black pepper. If you like smoked sausage, you'll love this Texas Hot Guts recipe.
Why buy pre-made breakfast sausage when you can make your own more flavorful version at home? Breakfast sausage is an American invention, we think, and its distinctive character comes from a touch of maple syrup. Our homemade breakfast sausage recipe amp up any breakfast and is wonderful as either links or as patties.
Italian sausage has never tasted better than when it is freshly made by hand. This homemade Italian sausage recipe features coarsely ground pork sausage in natural pork casing, with a distinctive flavor from fennel seed and other herbs and spices. Try it on pizza, in sandwiches, in pasta sauce, and so much more.
This tasty recipe for making your own homemade German style bratwurst is sure to be a hit with guests at your next BBQ and grilling cookout. With a silky smooth texture and perfect snap from the casing, these classic bratwursts are perfect for the grill and put the mass produced store bought versions to shame.
Take your grilled sausages to a whole new level with this tested recipe for homemade Moroccan Merguez lamb sausage. Merguez is a spicy sausage from North Africa whose popularity has spread all over Europe with African immigrants. You'll find it being grilled in Berlin on street corners and in Paris' finest restaurants.
Store bought chicken sausage has nothing on this flavorful homemade version featuring our signature Simon and Garfunkel rub. This recipe makes a fine link, but it can also be crumbled and mixed in with a creamy pasta sauce, used as the topping on a white pizza, and made into meatballs for chicken soup.
In this tested recipe you'll learn how to make your own flavor packed homemade salmon sausage. Perfectly seasoned, the salmon sausage can either be made into stuffed links, tubeless links, patties, or meatballs. at your next cookout, try serving it on a crusty bun with flavored mayo, lettuce, and tomato.
Bratwurst are the signature food of Wisconsin and here's the recipe for creating perfect Touchdown Tailgate Brats simmered in beer and then grilled. The beauty of this recipe is that you can make the sauce at home, chill everything, and then finish the brats at the game during your next tailgating adventure.
This ultimate recipe for the Cleveland Polish Boy combines several key ingredients to create a surefire hit. found in many bars, barbecue joints, chicken shacks, and hot dog stands, this sausage on a bun is topped with fries, slathered with sweet red barbecue sauce, and crowned with coleslaw for a flavor explosion.
Savory New Orleans BBQ shrimp and spicy Andouille sausage are the stars of the show in this recipe for a grilled po boy. Served on crusty French style bread and packed full of meat and/or seafood, the po' boy sandwich is a New Orleans staple and our Barbecue Shrimp & Andouille Po-Boy twist is surely an instant classic.
Here's the recipe for creating perfect Southern style biscuits and gravy. Biscuits and gravy with crumbled sausage swimming in it are a breakfast staple all over the American Southeast. The gravy is a form of Bechamel Sauce. It is also called sawmill gravy, white gravy, cream gravy, or poor-do.
A grill makes a crisp pizza, and kamado style grills offer distinct advantages. Here's how to make sausage pizza on a Big Green Egg or other kamado, including techniques and recipes for grilled pizza from renowned Italian chef, Marc Vetri.
Paella, the national dish of Spain, is a fabulous dish for preparing on the grill. A fabulously flavored rice dish, paella has many variations including this chicken and sausage paella recipe. Presented with fanfare and flourish with a pinwheel of colors and shapes, paella is a sure fire showstopper for your cookouts.
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