Top 10 Best Recipes for Smoked Sausage

Have a look at our favourite and best recipes for smoked sausage. Some of these articles are specifically about a particular sausage for smoking, and some of them are very helpfully about how to smoke sausage generally.

All of them are helpful, fun, and informative recipes for smoked sausage. They are in no particular order.

Sausage is an easy, quick and delicious meat to smoke, and it has so many variations and flavour possibilities.

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Recipes for Smoked Sausage

Top 10 Best Recipes for Smoked Sausage

1 Smoking Sausage Recipes – Smoked Bratwurst Sausage

Let’s start with one of the most popular smoking sausages recipes – the delicious and versatile Bratwurst German sausage, or as they are sometimes called ‘Brats.’

This recipe takes you through the process of how to make a Bratwurst from scratch, and gives you various options on how to make sausage if you want to go down that line. You can obviously buy your own quality Bratwursts from your butcher too.

You will need:

  • A Meat Grinder
  • A Sausage Maker
  • Natural Hog Casings – caliber 28 / 30
Recipe for Smoked Sausage Homemade Bratwurst

You finely grind pork shoulder in a meat grinder, and then stuff the sausage and seasonings into a hog casing using a sausage maker.

You can even get a meat grinder and sausage maker in one inexpensively.

2 Smoking Sausage Recipes – Boerewors South African Sausage

If you have never heard of Boerewors, it’s a South African sausage made out of 90% meat (always beef but often mixed with pork or lamb too) and various spices such as nutmeg and coriander.

It’s a large sausage with a very distinct flavour and it often rolled into a circle much like a Cumberland sausage.

This easy to follow recipe shows you how to make delicious Boerewors sausages from scratch, but you may be able to get it from a store near you too.

Boerewors is usually grilled quickly over high heat, but if you want to smoke to infuse flavour place it in the BBQ smoker at 225F for around 3-4 hours.

3 Favourite Homemade Smoking Sausage Recipes Chorizo

This great recipe shows you how to make Mexican Chorizo from scratch and then smoke it in the smoker for around 2-3 hours. There’s also a step by step guide to making Spanish Chorizo and then cold smoking it, if you want to try that out as well.

Perfect for so many Spanish and Mexican recipes!

Recipes for Smoked Sausage – Chorizo

4 Smoked Cheddar Jalapeno Sausage

For a really tasty, slightly spicy, salty cheesy smoked sausage you really need to have a go at making this sausage recipe.

The sharp cheddar cheese is ground along with the pork meat and then chopped jalapenos are added to the mixture.

The sausages are stuffed into hog casings and then smoked for around 2-3 hours along with apple wood. An oozy, gooey, cheesy delight!

5 Italian Sausage Smoker Recipe (Mild, Hot or Honey Garlic)

This great recipe for smoked sausage shows you how to smoke store-bought Italian sausages in the BBQ smoker. The sausages are smoked slow and low for around 2-3 hours along with Hickory wood for a bold, punchy wood flavour.

6 Comprehensive Guide on Recipes for Smoked Sausage

This idea is not so much a recipe for smoking a specific type of sausage as a general and informative guide to sausages on the BBQ smoker.

For a comprehensive guide to smoking any kind of sausage we couldn’t possibly recommend anything higher than this one. Recipes for Dads is a great site that gives you the lowdown on smoking all kinds of things, and is very much worth checking out. There are plenty of possibilities and suggestions here for smoked sausage.
Smoking Sausage Recipes and Tips

7 Easy Recipes for Smoked Sausage

From soups to casseroles to pasta this article is intended to expand your horizons on recipes for smoked sausage.
Recipes for Smoked Sausage for Easy Meals

8 Recipes for Smoked Sausage Using Ground Chicken

Chicken is a lean and delicious alternative meat to use for a smoked sausage recipe. This great recipe combines a fantastic range of spices plus a few options for smoked chicken sausage.

A great recipe for smoked sausage with chicken meat!

Recipes for Smoked Sausage – Chicken Meat

9 Recipes for Smoked Sausage – Venison

Venison is always a great meat to smoke and it works really well ground up and stuffed into hog casing.

This informative and interesting article shows you how to prepare venison sausage for the smoker.

Venison is earthy and rich and and pairs well with fennel, chilli or rosemary, as well as black pepper.

10 Andouille Smoked Sausage

This is a Cajun style Southern Louisiana recipe for smoked sausage and it is beyond delicious.

This kind of sausage is spicy, salty and delicious and will make any Jambalaya dish sing. If you love Creole or Cajun food this is a definite must.

Watch us smoking sausage and onions on ciabatta bread on Instagram.

Smoked Sausage Times and Temperatures

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Smoked Sausage Recipes for the Grills

How Long to Smoke Sausage at 225F?

It will take somewhere between 2-3 hours to smoke sausage at 225F. Aim to cook to temperature rather than timings – the sausage should have an internal temperature of 165F to be ready to eat.

What Wood Should I Use for Smoked Sausage?

If you like a strong smoke flavour then use hickory for smoked sausage. If you want to go for a milder, fruitier smoke taste try apple or cherry. Maple wood is another good wood for mild smoke flavour with just a hint of sweetness.

Have a look at our Instagram video on smoked sausage & onions on ciabatta bread. Tag us if you tried the recipe out and enjoyed it!

Smoking Sausage Recipes Instagram Video

If you enjoyed this recipe you might also enjoy our ‘Best recipes for Smoked Sausage,’ article.

Or our ‘Smoked Sausage Recipe for Homemade Bratwurst.’

For more on the topic try our how to smoke sausage on a pellet grill article.


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