13 best hot dog & sausage recipes
Get creative in and outside the bun with these tasty recipes for meat lovers
For these sandwiches, Morgan Robinson, chef-owner of Smoke Open Fire Cooking in Napa, grills the sausages outside (and the cheese too, in a small cast-iron skillet). This indoor, cold-weather version is easily expanded to feed a crowd.
This recipe works with nearly any sausages except super-spicy ones, which would be overpowering with the tangy sauerkraut. You can easily double the amounts here.
In Spain and Mexico, this style of soup is called fideos (after the thin noodles used) and can be very brothy, like this version, or very dry (when it's called sopa seca). You can double this recipe, or even triple it.
Simmering these sausages in beer first makes for quick grilling. We love these smeared with coarse-grain mustard on crusty rolls. The onions take on a lot of the ale's flavor, including its slight bitterness.
Cook up a complete dinner using just one pan. If you've only had hominy―big, starchy corn kernels with the hull and germ removed―in posole, you'll be amazed at how delicious and satisfying it is all on its own. Here we cook it in the seasoning left in the pan by the sausages to maximize flavor.
Recipe: Sausage with Hominy and Spinach
Not only is this chili easy to make ahead, it actually improves with time. If you like your chili very spicy, add an extra teaspoon of chipotle powder. Serve it with hunks of warm cornbread.