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Best How to Grill Smoked Sausage Recipe- with HOT TIP

One of the BEST and EASIEST things you could ever cook with the best results possible on a grill is Smoked Sausage! Get our Best How to Grill Smoked Sausage Recipe- with HOT TIP right here!

Grilled smoked sausage with garlic.

This is absolutely the best way to enjoy this type of sausage and with such a quick cooking time, this will soon be the best sausage recipe you have in your pocket! Most folks love my smoked sausage with cheesy orzo and this is a great way to use that sausage!

Plus, serve it with your favorite bbq sauce and you’ll never look at different types of sausage again. 

Cooking smoked sausage couldn’t be easier and this recipe work with other types of sausages too.

You’ll find yourself place sausage like hot dogs, italian sausage, chicken sausage, turkey sausage, pre-cooked sausage links, cheddar cheese sausage and any other kind of sausage you find at the grocery store on those grill grates for a little bit of additional natural flavors! It’s a 10 star rating recipe!

What Kind Of Grill Do I Need to Use

This recipe will work with whatever grill you own for a unique cooking methods! 

  • Charcoal Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Pellet Grill
  • Indirect heat grill
  • Best Wood smoker
  • A Pan on the side of the grill (extra eye)
  • Other indirect cooking methods like a sun oven!

What is In Smoked Sausage

You’ll find that the fresh sausage has a juicy interiors and has some ingredients you may not recognize and also a few that you do! 

We find sodium nitrite, sodium erythorbate, corn syrup, monosodium glutamate, smoke flavor, sodium phosphate, oat fiber in some. 

Also some simple things like a beef collagen casing, dried garlic, ground pork and black pepper.

Smoked sausage in grill pan.

How Do I Cook the Sausage

We are cooking sausage on the grill, directly on the grates.  It’s best to use an instant read thermometer to check the internal temperature of the sausage (aim for an internal cooking temperature of 145). Most of these raw sausages are precooked (check the package).

We are adding the best flavor by giving some char to that sausage casing and heating it through on the grill over medium heat. The whole family will enjoy this easy smoked sausage recipe! It’s also a great options for easy cleanup.

Smoked sausage on grill in pan.

Tips and Tricks

  • Following the simple and basic recipe below, you’ll end up with terrific sausage, but there are a few other tricks you might try before taking your sausage to the bbq pit! Try marinating in some soy sauce or worcestershire sauce mixed with white pepper, dijon mustard and a dash of honey or brown sugar. Allow to marinate for 20 minutes and then grill! It’s just the best thing! 
  • Serve on a Hawaiin Roll or a Brioche Bun. Those sweet roll flavors enhance the salty smoky flavors of the meat. You can top with a slice of grilled bell pepper for a great taste too!
  • Any leftover sausage, store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. 
  • Always cut your smoke sausage into sausage sections of 3-4 inches and then cut in half again (like a butterfly). This makes for a correct serving of food. 
  • If you are using homemade sausages that are not precooked, do not attempt to butterfly the sausage. 
  • Breakfast sausage (loose sausage) can be grilled also, but you will need a grill pan or to pat into hamburger size patties so that they don’t slip through the grill grates.
  • Oil the grill grates or oil the sausage (or both) to keep the sausage from sticking.
  • Once you place the sausage on the grill, don’t turn a lot of toss around a lot. Allow it to sit so that char marks can develop.
  • Leftover sausages can be stored in an airtight container and used for other dinner recipes during the week (great with pasta, mac and cheese and more!)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I Freeze Grilled Smoked Sausage

Yes! Place into a freezer safe container, remove as much air as possible and freeze for up to 3 months.

How Long does Grilled Smoked Sausage last?

If refrigerated and kept covered, it will last up to 5 days.

Is Smoked Sausage and Keilbasa the same thing?

They are similar but use different spices, so not quite the same thing.

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Grilled smoked sausage with garlic.

Best How to Grill Smoked Sausage Recipe- with HOT TIP

One of the BEST and EASIEST things you could ever cook with the best results possible on a grill is Smoked Sausage! This is absolutely the best way to enjoy this type of sausage and with such a quick cooking time, this will soon be the best sausage recipe you have in your pocket!
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Grill Smoked Sausage
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 372kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb Smoked Sausage
  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • Cut the sausage into sections that are 3-4 inches long and then cut in half again, butterfly style. Do not cut all the way through. Cut so that the sausage opens up like a book.
  • Using the Olive oil, rub each pieces of sausage with oil just enough to make the outside surface shiny. 1 Tbs of oil should do the entire pound of sausage.
  • Place the sausage sections on the grill and allow to grill for 3-4 minutes on each side. Heat to internal temperature of 145 for precooked sausage. 165 for previously uncooked or raw sausages (see package).

Notes

  • Following the simple and basic recipe below, you’ll end up with terrific sausage, but there are a few other tricks you might try before taking your sausage to the bbq pit! Try marinating in some soy sauce or worcestershire sauce mixed with white pepper, dijon mustard and a dash of honey or brown sugar. Allow to marinate for 20 minutes and then grill! It’s just the best thing!
  • Serve on a Hawaiin Roll or a Brioche Bun. Those sweet roll flavors enhance the salty smoky flavors of the meat. You can top with a slice of grilled bell pepper for a great taste too!
  • Any leftover sausage, store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.
    Always cut your smoke sausage into sausage sections of 3-4 inches and then cut in half again (like a butterfly). This makes for a correct serving of food.
  • If you are using homemade sausages that are not precooked, do not attempt to butterfly the sausage.
  • Breakfast sausage (loose sausage) can be grilled also, but you will need a grill pan or to pat into hamburger size patties so that they don’t slip through the grill grates.
  • Oil the grill grates or oil the sausage (or both) to keep the sausage from sticking.
  • Once you place the sausage on the grill, don’t turn a lot of toss around a lot. Allow it to sit so that char marks can develop.
  • Leftover sausages can be stored in an airtight container and used for other dinner recipes during the week (great with pasta, mac and cheese and more!)

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Best How to Grill Smoked Sausage Recipe- with HOT TIP
Amount Per Serving (0.25 lb)
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 962mg40%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 14g28%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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