Cooking fresh sausage:
There are several methods (and opinions!) for cooking your Arizona Fresh sausage & brats. From grilling to parboiling in beer & onions, here are a few suggestions.
Note: Always cook to an internal temperature of 160°F (pork) and 165°F (chicken). Resting meat for 5-7 minutes before serving ensures juicy and delicious results. Avoid slicing or poking holes in the casings prior to cooking. Microwave cooking is NOT recommended.
Grill: Cook from raw by placing fresh links on a pre-heated grill over medium heat, close the cover and grill for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally to achieve golden brown and to an internal temperature of 160°F. Grilling is the preferred method.
Stovetop: Preheat a sauté or cast-iron pan to medium heat, add a bit of oil and fresh sausage links. Brown all sides, add a tablespoon or 2 of water or broth and cover until the meat reaches the recommended internal temperature.
Parboil: Bring water, beer, or cider to a simmer, adding links, onions (optional) and cook for 15-20 minutes. Remove from liquid, drain, and follow by grilling over medium heat until browned and cooked to the recommended internal temperature.
Pasta and Pizza: Add cooked and sliced sausage to your favorite pasta recipe or use as a topping on homemade or frozen pizza.
Nachos, burritos, stir fry, salads: Top or fill with cooked seasoned meat, such as Denmark Foods’ Chorizo or ready-to-cook sliced or diced chicken (or beef!)