Category: sausage

andouille sausage

Andouille Sausage

From the kitchen of Kevin Taylor, the BBQ Guru

1 (5 pound) pork butt
1/2 cup garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup black pepper, coarsely ground
4 tablespoons kosher (coarse) salt
1 tablespoon thyme, dried
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper

Grind pork butt for sausage.

Place ground pork in large mixing bowl and blend in all remaining ingredients.

Form into links using case-less method described.

In your smoker, smoke andouille at 175 to 200 degrees F for approximately four to five hours using pecan or hickory wood.

The andouille may then be frozen and used for seasoning gumbos, white or red beans, pastas or grilling as an hors d’oeuvre.

bratwurst

Bratwurst

From the kitchen of Kevin Taylor, the BBQ Guru

1 (5 pound) pork butt
5 teaspoons kosher (coarse) salt
4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon coriander
1/2 tablespoon sage
1 tablespoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons rosemary, dried
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons black pepper

Grind pork for sausage.

Mix all ingredients together.

Make into links or patties.

This can be frozen immediately.

bratwurst

Bratwurst

From the kitchen of Kevin Taylor, the BBQ Guru

1 (5 pound) pork butt
3 1/2 teaspoons kosher (coarse) salt
5 teaspoons white pepper
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon MSG
1 cup cold water

Grind pork for sausage.

Mix all ingredients thoroughly.

Shape into links or leave in bulk.

This can be frozen immediately.

chorizo

Chorizo

From the kitchen of Kevin Taylor, the BBQ Guru

1 pound pork loin
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder

This is one of the few sausages that uses LEAN pork.

Grind pork into hamburger-like consistency.

Mix all ingredients into pork.

It is VERY important to let this sit overnight so the spices and vinegar blend into the meat.

Cover and place in refrigerator overnight.

This is best just crumbled and pan fried for various Mexican recipes…tacos, enchilada, tamales, etc.

kielbasa

Kielbasa

From the kitchen of Kevin Taylor, the BBQ Guru

1 (5 pound) pork butt
2 1/2 tablespoons kosher (coarse) salt
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon black pepper, coarsely ground
1 tablespoon garlic powder
4 teaspoons marjoram
1 1/4 teaspoons allspice
1/2 teaspoon MSG

Grind pork for sausage.

Thoroughly mix in all other ingredients.

Allow sausage to age overnight.

Form into links and use as soon as possible.

Freeze unused portions immediately.

summer sausage (mettwurst)

Summer Sausage (Mettwurst)

From the kitchen of Kevin Taylor, the BBQ Guru

1 (2 1/2 pound) pork butt
1 1/2 pounds beef chuck
1 tablespoon kosher (coarse) salt
1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper
4 teaspoons Tender Quick
3 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon MSG
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
5 ounces cold water

This is made with a mixture of beef and pork.

Combine all the spices and the water.

Mix this thoroughly into the meats. Cool for 4-5 hours.

Shape this into 3 logs.

Follow directions for cooking without casings.

texas hot links

Texas Hot Links

From the kitchen of Kevin Taylor, the BBQ Guru

1 (6 pound) pork butt
1 bottle beer
2 tablespoons black pepper, coarsely ground
2 tablespoons red pepper, crushed
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
3 tablespoons kosher (coarse) salt
2 tablespoons mustard seed
1/4 cup garlic, minced
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon MSG
1 teaspoon Tender Quick
1 teaspoon bay leaves , ground
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon thyme, dried

Mix all spices with beer.

Grind pork for sausage.

Mix beer/spices thoroughly into the meat.

Form into sausage links and grill or smoke.

Place in bun and slather heavily with mustard.

sausage making the easy way

Sausage Making the Easy Way

From the kitchen of Kevin Taylor, the BBQ Guru

When it comes to sausage, count me in!!  BUT, I am also rather picky and I know what I want. So, because of this, I learned to make my own sausage many years ago.

At first, I thought it a rather daunting task