How To Cook Beef Sausage
Summer is coming up quick and I can’t wait to pull out some of my favorite summer recipes like freshly grilled beef sausages with Mexican corn and a fresh crisp salad using my favorite Salad greens right out of the garden in May or June.
Today, we are going to talk about beef sausages and a few ways you can cook them including on the stove top, in the air fryer, and on the grill.
Beef sausages vs regular sausages
Beef sausages are a type of sausage made primarily from beef, along with other ingredients such as spices, salt, and sometimes other meats like pork or lamb. They can come in different shapes and sizes, from thin breakfast sausages to thicker and larger sausages used for grilling or as an ingredient in stews or casseroles.
Compared to regular sausages, which can be made from a variety of meats, including pork, chicken, turkey, or a combination of meats, beef sausages have a distinct flavor and texture. They tend to have a stronger, meatier taste than pork sausages, and a firmer texture due to the leaner nature of beef meat.
In addition, beef sausages tend to be lower in fat than pork sausages, making them a good option for those who are looking to reduce their fat intake. However, it’s worth noting that some beef sausages may still contain high amounts of salt or other additives, so it’s important to check the ingredient list and nutritional information before consuming them regularly.
Cooking beef sausages on the Stove Top
Stove-top cooking is a quick and easy way to cook beef sausage.
Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.
Once the skillet is hot, add the sausage to the skillet.
Cook the sausage for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until it is browned on all sides and cooked through.
Remove the sausage from the skillet and serve.
Try using smoked beef sausage to make this sinful sausage and potatoes recipe.
Making beef sausages in the Air Fryer
Air fryers are a great option for cooking beef sausage because they allow for a crispy exterior and juicy interior.
Preheat the air fryer to 375°F.
Place the sausage in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching.
Cook the sausage for about 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until it is browned and cooked through.
Remove the sausage from the air fryer and serve.
Grilling beef sausages
Grilling is a classic way to cook beef sausage and is perfect for summertime cookouts.
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
Place the sausage on the grill and close the lid.
Cook the sausage for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until it is browned and cooked through.
Remove the sausage from the grill and serve.
Try adding your favorite barbeque sauce to take th flavor up a notch. I love this homemade Jack Daniels BBQ sauce and my homemade Blue Moon BBQ.
Tips for Perfectly Juicy Beef Sausage
:: Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the sausage. The safe internal temperature for beef sausage is 160°F.
:: Don’t puncture the sausage while cooking, as this can cause it to dry out.
:: If cooking on the grill, use indirect heat to prevent the sausage from burning.
:: Let the sausage rest for a few minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute.
:: Add some moisture to the cooking process by adding a small amount of water or broth to the skillet or air fryer basket before cooking.
By following these simple steps and tips, you can cook delicious and juicy beef sausage using any of these cooking methods. Enjoy!