Its not from Texas, but Bradley’s Country Store just outside of Tallahasse makes the best smoked southern-style sausage I’ve ever had and I’ve had my share 🙂
When I lived in Tallahassee I made regular trips out there. Its really high quality. I love the hot variety. Its genuinely hot and you can see the little pieces of chile in there.
I believe that I have had sausage at all three of the greats at Lockhart. Smitty’s Kreuze and Blacks. Of the three, I personally preferred Smitty’s.
Last time I was there, Bushie bought some and shared them with the group and it was super. Before that, I had always not cared for smoked sausage but the taste was outstanding.
Paul E. Smith
[:)]Oh man…wish we had that sausage around here![:)]
I found this, which, if accurate, gives one an idea as to what they do:
Texas Hill Country Sausage
4 lb Pork butt with fat
2 lb Beef chuck or round — with Fat
1 lg Onion — minced
6 Cloves garlic — minced
2 tb Fresh sage — minced
1 tb Salt
1 tb Fresh ground black pepper
2 tb Crushed red pepper
1 ts Cayenne
Coarse grind the meat. Mix in seasonings. Refrigerate over night. Prepare casings. Stuff to 1" thick, 5" long and tie off. They can be frozen or refrigerated at this time
To smoke: rub sausages with oil. Don’t over do it or they get messy and then turn to mush. Smoke at 225 for two hours with oak or mesquite until the skin looks ready to pop.
Most of the more famous places, Krueze, Blacks, Smittys and for sure Southside make their own and closely guard their recipes. From raw they usually have about a 12 to 16 hour smoke, that leaves it about what it looks like at the store, and then when final cooked to serve another couple of hours. That is in general and each may do it a bit differently.
Well partner I can assure you they aren’t store bought….Google could be your friend here.
Having never been to a Texas BBQ, I am at a loss as to what kind of sausage is smoked at the famous places in Lockhart, etc you read about. Are they homemade, or store bought? How long of a smoke?
Texas BBQ Sausage
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