Our house made sausages are made with the freshest free-range meats and enhanced with our own spice blends. They are wonderful barbecued or it is possible to remove the meat from their skin to add to a favourite pasta dish. All of our sausages displayed online are gluten free. Discover our fantastic range of pork, chicken, lamb and beef sausages at Meatsmith. Our gourmet sausages are made from only the finest ingredients and available in links of 4 or 5 pieces.
At Meatsmith, we have a variety of delicious, succulent pork sausages to choose from. If you like a little kick in your sausages, choose our pork, fennel and fermented chilli sausages for your next BBQ. Available in a pack of 4, they are made with Western Plains pork. They pair delightfully with a simple green salad, or better yet, take the meat out of their casings into small meatballs to serve with pasta. Our Luganega sausages provide some more traditional Italian flavours - they are coiled into a spiral, similar to those in the butcher shops of Italy. Delicious when cooked on charcoal, this sausage originates from Northern Italy and is made with pork, salt, paprika, pepper, garlic and white wine. For something a little more child friendly, we recommend trying our French inspired Toulouse sausages. Delicious and easy to eat with no strong spices, they are a family favourite. These sausages are made with free range rare breed pork, all spice, nutmeg, garlic and parsley.
As well as the traditional pork sausages, we offer our customers free range chicken sausages. Try our chicken and green peppercorn sausages. Made with free range and hormone free Bannockburn chickens raised near Geelong, they come in a pack of 4. These delicious sausages are made with a mix of chicken, celery seeds, mustard seeds, green peppercorns, tarragon, parsley and thyme and are extra juicy. Pair them with a fresh salad and roast potatoes for an easy dinner.
Whilst we stock a variety of gourmet sausages at Meatsmith, we also offer a classic beef sausage perfect for a good BBQ. We make these butchers’ sausages in-house with a mix of free range rare breed pork and O'Connor beef, smoked paprika, mustard seeds, celery seeds, mace, nutmeg, onion powder and garlic powder. Another are our beef, cheese & jalapeno hot links - they are super tasty smoked or used as delicious alternative to a cheese kransky. They’re an absolute crowd favourite and ideal for the whole family.
How to cook sausages
There are so many ways to cook sausages. We recommend grilling them, barbecuing them, roasting them in the oven, taking the meat out of their skins, turning them into a delicious ragu-like sauce or even boiling them. One great way to cook sausages is to poach them in just enough water to cover them in a pan on a stove. You can add a hint of paprika to the water if you like a little extra kick or flavour. Once the water is simmering, leave them cooking for about 6 minutes before removing from the water and searing until crispy and brown on a hot pan or barbeque.
If you would like to chargrill your sausages, do so over a medium heat and turn regularly to prevent them burning and ensure even cooking. If you cook over a high flame, the skins are likely to burst. Avoid piercing the skin of your sausages or you may lose some of the cooking juices that keep them moist.
Sausages in oven
Many prefer to use an oven to cook their sausages. Baking sausages in the oven is one of the easiest ways to cook them. To cook sausages in the oven, preheat your oven to 180 degrees, then place your sausages on a baking tray in the oven for about 25 minutes. Make sure to turn them regularly as they cook. Sausages are an incredibly versatile meat that can be cooked in a variety of ways according to your preference.
How long to cook sausages?
It can be difficult to cook sausages evenly: sometimes the skin crisps up before the insides are cooked through. If you are frying your sausages, we recommend cooking them for 15-20 minutes on a medium-low heat, ensuring that you turn them regularly. Meanwhile if you are baking them, cook for 20-30 minutes at 180 degrees.
Sausages are a great and economical base to any delicious meal. With the humble sausage, it is possible to make a tasty ragu sauce, a sausage casserole, meatballs, curry or a simple sandwich.
A classic way to enjoy sausage meat is to make a quick pasta sauce with them. You can take the gourmet sausage meat out of its casing and fry in a skillet, breaking the meat up into small pieces with the back of a wooden spoon. Combine with oil, onion and garlic for extra flavour and when the meat is browned, add in a tin of tomatoes and simmer away for 30 minutes or so. Another wonderful pasta sauce to try is one made with sausage meat and cimi di rape. Instead of adding tomatoes, add in your cooked cime di rapa (or broccolini as a substitute and a good glug of pasta cooking water to thicken your sauce. For a delicious kick, add some chilli flakes when adding the cooked green vegetables. Similarly, it is possible to roll sausage meat out of its casing into mini meatballs and turn into a hearty stew or a spicy curry.
Sausages are also wonderful baked in the oven and served with roast potatoes, lentils, white beans or a fresh green salad. We recommend using your favourite Meatsmith sausage to make homemade sausage rolls.
Old fashioned curried sausages
For a retro spin on our sausages, make old fashioned curried sausage. This comforting retro classic is easy and flavourful. To make, simply poach beef sausages in water for about 2 minutes before draining. Next, soften some onion in a pan with curry powder before adding canned diced tomatoes, a cup of beef stock and a cup of water. Pop some potatoes cut into thick slices on the bottom of a slow cooker before adding your sausages and tomato mix. Slowly cook with the lid on for 8 hours and serve with a good handful or two of peas on top. It’s an old recipe but still a very popular one.
Braised sausages can be used in a classic version of the English ‘bangers and mash.’Start by sauteing onion and garlic in a pan of oil over a high heat until caramelised. In a separate frying pan on a high heat, cook sausages, continuing to turn them regularly until they brown. Once browned, combine them with the onion and garlic mix. Deglaze the sausage pan with red wine and beef stock before pouring the mix over the onion and sausages and continuing to cook until the sauce is bubbling and the sausages cooked through. This onion gravy is delicious served alongside buttery mashed potatoes.
How long do sausages last in the fridge?
It is important to be mindful that sausages are a fresh meat product needing to be stored in the fridge. It is best to cook sausage within 2-3 days of purchasing them. Once sausages are cooked, they last around 3 days refrigerated. Another convenient way to store sausages is in the freezer.
Enjoy top-quality sausages at Meatsmith but don’t forget the perfect accompaniment. We offer an array of condiments that are delicious with our house made sausages. Pick up a bottle of Tuckshop housemade tomato sauce to go with your sausages or serve alongside our must-have homemade mustard. We also stock Fancy Hank’s BBQ sauce, which is an essential for all your barbequing needs. Order your gourmet sausages now online at Meatsmith.