Cider and Sausage: A Delicious Pairing
While apple cider is a popular drink during the crisp fall months, you don’t have to relegate your enjoyment of this tasty beverage to a sole season. Cider can flavor various recipes year-round. The fruity, slightly sharp taste of apple cider pairs perfectly with the rich heartiness of sausage for a truly mouthwatering combination.
We’ve put together a few ideas to help you pair these two appetizing ingredients.
4 Ways to Use Apple Cider With Sausage
Gather your sausage and cider ingredients and experiment with these four different recipe ideas:
1. Sausage Stew
For a hearty and flavorful meal, try a sausage stew using fresh kielbasa or Polish sausage links, Italian sausage and apple cider. Add plenty of onions, garlic, diced tomatoes and green peppers into your stew for color, texture and flavor. Season your dish with spices like parsley, basil and oregano before digging in.
2. Sausage Stuffing
You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy a rich stuffing. Instead, combine your favorite spicy sausage with onions, garlic, celery, Granny Smith apples and walnuts — and indulge in this dish any time of the year. To finish the stuffing, add some apple cider, chicken stock and rustic bread. Then, bake in the oven and enjoy!
3. Pan-Grilled Sausages
For a quick and easy dish your whole family will surely love, you can pan-grill some sausages with Granny Smith apples and apple cider. For extra flavor, add some onions, fresh lemon juice and fresh sage. Whether it’s enjoyed alone or with your favorite sides, this combination will be a hit.
4. Sausage and Cider Casserole
A sausage and cider casserole is a simple one-pot dish you’ll love to make throughout the year. Pork sausage works especially well in this recipe, along with potatoes, onions, apples and carrots. Add apple cider and dried sage — and get ready to cozy up to a great meal.
How to Make Cider-Braised Premio Sausage
Craving some sausage and cider? For the perfect balance of sweet and savory, try out our Cider-Braised Premio Sausage recipe!
Start by sauteing some Premio Sweet Italian Sausage with Vidalia onions. Once the sausage is cooked, add sage leaves, apple cider and some salt and pepper and simmer until it forms a glaze. While the cider simmers, start making your polenta with cheddar cheese. The cooked sausage and onions will go on top, drizzled in the apple cider glaze. Then, prepare to devour a delicious dish!
With every recipe, always cook your sausage to a minimum of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Indulge in Fine Italian Sausage From Premio Foods
At Premio, we make fine Italian sausage using butcher-quality cuts of meat, seasonings and spices. Whichever type of sausage you choose, you’ll feel good knowing you’re serving up familiar, fresh and authentically Italian meats to your family.
Use our store locator tool to find Premio sausage near you and try some of our traditional, ethnic and healthy sausage varieties today.