Smoked Meats & Sausages
All meat should be thawed completely before heating. Cooking times/temperatures may vary depending on your equipment.
Upon arrival, place item in fridge if you plan to consume within 4 days. If you plan to consume it after, place in freezer and consume within 6 months.
Wrap in foil and place on BBQ pit/grill over indirect heat (300°F) until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Wrap in foil and place in a 350°F conventional oven for specified time or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Texas’ Finest BRISKET: HEAT FOR UP TO 2 HOURS
Elgin’s Favorite PORK STEAK: HEAT FOR 20-30 MINUTES
Fresh ‘n Juicy CHICKEN: HEAT FOR 45 MINUTES
Tender PORK RIBS: HEAT FOR 2 HOURS
Baby Back RIBS: HEAT FOR 45 MINUTES
Sausage should always be heated to an internal temperature of 165°F. When the natural juices of the sausage break through the casing, that’s a great indicator that the sausage is ready.
Method #1: Smoke it
Create a wood fire in a BBQ pit. Maintain a cooking temperature of 200-250°F, and turn sausage several times to ensure even smoking. Heat the Fully Smoked sausage 30-45 minutes until 165°F. Smoke the Fresh (Raw) sausage for 1½ -2 hours until 165°F.
Method #2: Grill it
Always grill sausage over indirect heat. Simply build your coals on one side of the grill and place the sausage on the other side of the grill. If using a gas grill, cook the sausage on the opposite end from the heat. Grill at 300-350°F turning the sausage once during cooking time. Fully Smoked sausage should be grilled for 15-20 minutes until 165°F. Fresh (Raw) sausage should be grilled for 40-50 minutes until 165°F. The heat can be reduced as desired, but in this case the cooking time will need to be increased.
Method #3: Sauteé it
Heat sausage links with 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Turn several times to ensure even cooking. The sausage is ready when the internal temperature reaches 165°F. They will be plump with a taught casing and clear juices.
Place on 325°F grill for 15 minutes. Turn over and continue heating for an additional 10 minutes, or until internal temperature is 165°F.
Place on a sheet pan in a 325°F oven for 20 minutes. Turn over and continue heating for an additional 10 minutes, or until internal temperature is 165°F.