Sausage is a meat product usually made from ground meat, often pork, beef, or poultry, along with salt, spices and other flavourings. Other ingredients such as grains or breadcrumbs may be included as fillers or extenders. Some sausages include other ingredients for flavour.
The word "sausage" can refer to the loose sausage meat, which can be formed into patties or stuffed into a skin. When referred to as "a sausage," the product is usually cylindrical and encased in a skin.
Typically, a sausage is formed in a casing traditionally made from intestine, but sometimes from synthetic materials. Sausages that are sold raw are cooked in many ways, including pan-frying, broiling and barbecuing. Some sausages are cooked during processing and the casing may then be removed.
Sausage making is a traditional food preservation technique. Sausages may be preserved by curing, drying (often in association with fermentation or culturing, which can contribute to preservation), smoking, or freezing. Some cured or smoked sausages can be stored without refrigeration. Most fresh sausages must be refrigerated or frozen until they are cooked.
Sausages come in a huge range of national and regional varieties, which differ by their flavouring or spicing ingredients (garlic, peppers, wine, etc.), the meat(s) used in them and their manner of preparation.

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  1. M

    Ideas for a sausage stir fry

    I have some beef sausages for dinner. I also have a pack of ready prepared stir fry veg and some fresh egg noodles that need to be eaten today. Thinking to slice the sausages and fry first then add the veg followed by noodles. Not quite sure how to flavour it. Needs some sort of sauce. Can add...
  2. ElizabethB

    Recipe Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup

    Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup I always thought that I made a lovely lentil soup until George brought home this recipe. He travels to Houston a lot and enjoys Carrabba's Restaurant. He ate this soup. Love at first bite. After dinner he went to the kitchen and spoke to the Chef. Using...
  3. Saranak

    Sausage machine.

    Ciao a tutti, I think I get sausage machine to make own, can use cheap cut of meats. I think I order this one. Do any one have and are any good? Sarana x
  4. caseydog

    Recipe Italian Sausage, peppers and onions kebabs

    Like most Italian Americans, I love Italian sausage, peppers and onions. My favorite way to make it, just happens to be kebabs over charcoal and wood. No real recipe. Italian sausage (hot or sweet, your choice). Bell peppers. Onions. I skewer everything and drizzle with olive oil, and season...
  5. ElizabethB

    Recipe NOLA Style Red Beans, Sausage and Rice

    caseydog Thank you for this challenge. It has been a long time since I made Red Beans and Rice. I forgot how much I love this wonderful lowly dish. INGREDIENTS 1 LB dried red kidney beans 1 lb andouiille sausage - 1/4" slice 1/2 cup small diced smoked pork tasso 2 cups diced yellow onion 1...
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    Monzese Risotto.jpg

    Monzese Risotto, Risotto alla Monzese in Italian. As the word says, is typical of the city of Monza, near Milano.
  7. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Monzese Risotto with Saffron and Sausage

    Monzese Risotto, Risotto alla Monzese in Italian. As the word says, is typical of the city of Monza, near Milan. This Risotto is nothing but a close relative of Milanese Risotto that beside saffron has the addition of pork sausage called Luganega. Serves 4, Preparation time 20 mins + 2 h for...
  8. rascal

    25 deg c here today

    So it's BBQ today, Sunday so family here, wife's not back til later in the evening. I'll make a salad and mash spud, kids will bring meat. Daughter will cook. She's very good with BBQ. Lettuce radishes and spring onions from the garden. Kids will be playing outside, the boys will end up...
  9. rascal

    Sausage rolls, down under thing?

    I made two batches yesterday for a function later in the week. Pastry filled with beef sausage meat with chopped onions , big Worcester and tomato sauce, and parsley. Frozen now until needed. I know ozzy have these as well but I never saw in on my travels around the world. This made 50. Great...
  10. rascal

    Sausage rolls

    It's a kiwi thing I think but we love sausage rolls. Just sausage meat chopped onion and squirt of tomato sauce and Worcester sauce and some parsley. Wrapped in pastry and cooked. We have Friday night nibbles with two other couples every 3 or 4 weeks. Last night I had requested my sausy rolls...
  11. C

    Recipe Sheboygan Brats

    SH just left for the store to buy the brats, so I guess it is safe to say that this is what we will be having for dinner tonight. lol Sheboygan Brats 4 cups beer 4 cups water 1 large onion, sliced 2 lbs. uncooked pork sausages, in casings 4 TB. butter 2 large onions, diced Hard rolls 1. Fire...
  12. C

    Recipe Bangers on a Lance

    My #5 is "The Best Barbecue on Earth" by Rick Browne, pub.2008. Another learning experience. Remember tho, this book was published 11 years ago, don't know if the numbers are close to today's numbers. Bangers on a Lance British sausages were called bangers during WW 2 because they contained so...
  13. C

    Recipe Apple Chicken Sausage Kebobs

    This was dinner last night. First had it 3 years ago. My notes say DH couldn't stop talking about how much he enjoyed it. Sorry it took this long to get back to it. Apple Chicken Sausage Kebobs serves 4 to 6 Apple Marinade and Sauce 1 cup apple cider or juice 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup...
  14. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe SMACAFAM- Savoury Pie from Trentino Alto Adige – South Tyrol

    The Smacafam’s name gives away its true origins: this savoury pie is literally called ‘hunger killer’ (‘smaca’ roughly means to beat up and ‘fam’ stands for ‘hunger’) and was conceived as a clever way to prepare a meal that would sate just about anyone’s appetite by using ingredients widely...
  15. rascal

    Beef sausages

    Wife asked a meat wholesaler for some beef sausages, only to be told they only have gluten free sausages, she was confused so didn't buy them. Really???? A meat seller with no plain beef sausys?? She asked why no plain beef, only to be told no one asks for beef sausys anymore, wth? This place...
  16. TodayInTheKitchen

    Recipe Coffee Sausage Gravy

    :chef: Ingredients 1 lbs crumbled breakfast sausage (cooked) 2 tbsp butter 1/2 cup flour 2 cups coconut milk (unsweetened) 1 cup brewed coffee 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp seasoned Salt 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp black pepper :chef: Instructions Add the butter to large skillet and stir it around...
  17. I

    Recent Sausage Trends

    Growing up in the Chicago area meant, of course, wonderful sausage being made locally under a variety of ethnic orientations. German, Czech, Polish, Italian, we had 'em all, and loved 'em all! As a kid, our neighborhood was predominantly Czech, with a smattering of Polish and Italian here and...
  18. Yorky

    Pork Sausage Rolls - Advice Please

    I'm planning to attempt cooking sausage rolls in the near future (first time). I intend to used pork, sage and onion for the "filling". Should I cook (or semi cook) the minced pork first before wrapping it in the pastry?
  19. medtran49

    Recipe Foil packet sausage, potatoes, cabbage and onions

    An easy meal. Packets can be made up the night before or early in the day, then just popped in the oven and cooked while you have time with the family, watch the TV, whatever you want. They can also be cooked on the grill with minimal attention, just flipping about every 15 minutes. Sour...
  20. epicuric

    UK National Sausage Week

    Started yesterday. Personally, I always think of sausages (as in the standard pork variety) as breakfast food and wouldn't usually eat them for an evening meal. However, tonight I am going to make an exception and celebrate good old bangers and mash with onion gravy. How and when do you eat...
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