How to Create Your Own Sausage Bar
Whether you’re celebrating a special event or sending off summer by grilling some scrumptious sausages, take your next cookout up a notch with your own sausage bar. A sausage bar is a fun and creative way to serve up your favorite sausages with an array of toppings for your guests to choose from.
If you struggle with finding a dish to please every palate, a sausage bar with mix-and-match toppings is the simplest way to guarantee everyone at your cookout has a meal they love. Whether they prefer their sausage simple and classic, spicy or dressed to the nines, here’s how you can create your own sausage bar for your next cookout.
1. Start With the Best Sausage
When it comes to finding the best sausage for your cookout, you’ll love Premio’s wide selection of delicious sausages including real Italian sausage and spicy Italian chicken sausage. With so many options, you can buy a great selection of exciting flavors for your guests to mix and match.
Be sure to purchase enough sausage for everyone. Chances are, your guests will have more than one sausage, so plan on each person having two or three. Our unique blend of butcher-quality meat and enticing seasoning are just what sausage should be. Plus, there are no added fillers — so you can feel good about serving our meat to adults and kiddos alike.
2. Choose an Array of Fun Toppings
Now that you’ve got your meat, plan out a spread of toppings for your guests to choose from. These add-ons will top your sausages once they’re fresh off the grill.
If you’re having a hard time choosing your toppings, start with more traditional options, like:
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Minced onions
- Sliced tomatoes
- Pickle spears
- Hot peppers
- Mango salsa
However, don’t forget to show your individual flavor by including a few fun toppings to the mix. For example, Hot Italian Chili will add some heat to your spicy sausage selections. You can cook it up in a slow cooker well before your event for an easy topping that’s sure to please. Or — instead of grabbing your standard relish jar from your local supermarket — take things to the next level with a Tangy Cabbage-Pepper Relish. This light and refreshing alternative is the perfect add-on for hot days.
Don’t forget your sauces. Whether you keep it basic or add some unique sauces to the mix, be sure to add some of these to your sausage bar:
- Yellow mustard
- Pub mustard
- Smoky chipotle tabasco sauce
- Sweet BBQ sauce
- Dijon mustard
3. Fire Up Your Grill
Cooking your sausages outdoors on the grill not only gives them an irresistible smoky flavor, but it also saves you the stress of extra dishes once your guests have gone home.
If you have a charcoal grill, light it up as soon as your guests begin to arrive. For gas grills, turn up the heat about 10 minutes before you want to start serving. For the safety of yourself and your guests, always cook your sausages to a minimum of 165° F.
4. Set Up Your Sausage Bar Scene
Whether you want to use an actual bartop or a long table, make sure your sausage bar has everything your guests need to pack their plates with meat and all the fixings, including:
- Plates, napkins and plasticware
- An assortment of beverages
- And, of course, the sausages
5. Enjoy Your Hard Work!
Now that you’ve done all the work to make your DIY sausage bar complete, you can sit back, relax and create some interesting sausage combos using delectable real or chicken Italian sausage from Premio Foods.