Stuffed sausage usually refers to a dish in which sausage is stuffed with ingredients like potatoes and cheese. It may also refer to a dish which is stuffed with sausage mix. The former is usually prepared by boiling sausage in water before stuffing it with sliced bacon, mashed potatoes, onions, cheese etc. The recipe for the latter suggests stuffing vegetables such as bell peppers and mushrooms with sausage mix. The sausage is browned and combined with other ingredients like onions, celery, bread crumbs and seasonings to prepare sausage stuffing for peppers and mushrooms.
The main ingredient, sausage, refers to food product prepared with ground meat and several herbs, seasonings, and spices.
Commonly Used Ingredients and Preparation Overview of Stuffed Sausages
The simplest stuffed sausage recipe suggests using thick sausages, chopped potatoes, bacon, and grated cheese as the only ingredients.
The preparation process suggests creating two slits within boiled sausage and stuffing it with boiled and mashed potatoes. A slice of bacon is wrapped around the sausage, and the ends are secured with toothpicks. Thereafter, the stuffed sausage is baked in oven after sprinkling cheese on top. A recipe variant suggests dicing the bacon, combining it with potato mash, and using the duo as the sausage stuffing.
Sausage Stuffing Recipe
A few stuffed sausage recipes refer to dishes which are stuffed with sausage based stuffing. The sausage stuffing used for stuffing vegetables like bell peppers and mushrooms is usually prepared by first browning sausage in a large skillet, and then stirring in melted margarine, celery, onions, bread cubes, pepper, and poultry seasoning. The stuffing is now ready to be used for peppers and mushrooms. The poultry seasoning used in the stuffing mix is a blend of thyme, marjoram, sage, rosemary, pepper, oregano, and nutmeg.
Stuffed Sausage Recipe Variations
A few popular stuffed sausage variations are discussed below:
- Cheese and onion stuffed sausages- the recipe for this stuffed sausage suggests stuffing parboiled sausage with a mix of finely grated onions and cheese, and grilling it for a few minutes before serving it hot.
- Sausage stuffed mushrooms- the recipe for this dish suggests stuffing mushrooms with sausage. The stems of mushrooms are removed and chopped finely before sautéing them along with onions in butter. Thereafter, basil, lemon juice, and seasonings are added and the mix is stirred properly before combining it with parsley and sausage. Sausage stuffing is then spooned into the mushroom caps, which are baked after sprinkling a mix of cheese and bread crumbs on top and dotting the top with butter.
- Sausage stuffed peppers- any kind of pepper, viz. red bell pepper, green bell pepper, or yellow bell pepper can be used to prepare this stuffed sausage dish. The top and the seeds of the peppers are removed and the peppers are boiled in water for a few minutes before filling them with sausage stuffing mix. The sausage stuffed peppers are then baked after pouring over tomato sauce, and sprinkling cheese on top.