Known by old-timers as “Elgin Hot Sausage” or simply “Hot Guts”, this is the sausage that put Southside on the map. Now available to order in rope form exactly as it is sold fresh in Southside’s meat markets. Unlike the shorter links, each fresh (raw) rope measures approximately 44-48 inches long and weighs 2 lbs. Seasoned with cracked black pepper, it is all beef, coarsely ground in a natural pork casing. This is THE signature item, made fresh in-house daily for a level of quality, taste, and enjoyment you can’t find anywhere else. Since 1882.
“Butcher today, deliver tomorrow.” That was Southside Market’s mantra in 1882 when the first cuts of meat were sold from founder William Moon’s wagon. Without refrigeration, the unsold fresh cuts of meat were preserved by smoking and, in true German tradition, spiced to make sausages. It wasn’t long before these “hot guts” became famous, with people all over coming to Elgin, Texas, to sample their smoked sausages. The decades rolled by and while Southside Market’s owners changed, their dedication to crafting the best sausages in Texas did not, which is why nearly a century and a half since that first cut of meat was sold, Elgin is known as the Sausage Capital of Texas.All fresh rope orders are filled using (2) 2 lbs. packages, 4lbs of Fresh Sausage Per Order"
This package contains 2 Rope Sausages (4 lbs. total)
- Each sausage weighs 2 lbs. and measures 44-48" long.
- This package serves 10-15 people
Beef, Water, Sodium Lactate, Spice, Salt,Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Nitrite, Pork Casing
Instructions / Storage
This is a raw product & ships fully frozen with dry ice & gel packs. All meats are vacuum-sealed to preserve peak flavor and moisture. Although each box is carefully packed with ice packs and picked up for immediate shipment, it is normal for the meat and ice packs to partially or fully thaw during shipment. Upon receipt, please cook, refrigerate or place in the freezer.
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.
Detailed storage and heating instructions are included with each package.Download Storage and Prep Instructions
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- No deliveries Saturday, Sunday or Monday
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Corporate Gift Orders
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