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2008/01/28 08:29:40 (permalink)

Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links

What's your favorite pre-cooked brown 'n serve breakfast sausage links ?

I like Armour Beef sausage links- only slightly spiced and enough fat for a good flavor. Their pork sausage links are pretty good too but more spicier. America Test Kitchen (PBS) rated Farmland precooked links the best but they are unavailable here in Ohio.
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    wheregreggeats.com
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/01/28 08:32:19 (permalink)
    I was surprised to see the Test Kitchen rate the pre-cooked ... I guess I'll try some someday.
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/01/28 12:39:36 (permalink)
    I see that Farmland products are carried in some stores in Ohio, although they might not have available a particular product, according to the Farmland website. Among those listed as carrying Farmland brand are Kroger, Meijer and Wal-Mart Super Centers.

    The only product of this type I ever remember eating was something called a brown and serve sausage, but that was years ago, and I don't recall who made it. I'm not much of a fan of link sausage, so I guess that's why.
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/01/28 17:16:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by wheregreggeats.com

    I was surprised to see the Test Kitchen rate the pre-cooked ... I guess I'll try some someday.



    I saw that test on the show. They had included it in a test with fresh sausage, figuring it would be the worst. They were surprised when it came in at the top. Wondering why, they did some checking & found the the precooked sausages didn't have the preservatives that the fresh sausage needed to maintain the shelf life for the store shelf!
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/01/28 18:52:16 (permalink)
    Z-Cat,

    The simple truth is they are all horrible. Every single one. All are high in fat and sodium, most are tasteless and do not resemble sausage in any significant way. Avoid them at all costs.

    That being said, I too have succumbed to a sale on these nasty bits, as an exercise of nostalgia. They were big in the 50's and 60's when everyone was afraid of undercooking pork.
    The major brand then was Brown & Serve and it is still around. If you must try this sort of thing go for the turkey sausage as it has the least fat and best flavor.

    I still do not recommend eating any of this stuff. When I buy a box, I know I am not buying sausage, I am buying nostalgia. Believe me, real sausage tastes a lot better than nostalgia.

    If you must do precooked sausage, I suggest Johnsonville Stadium Brats. They are large well seasoned sausages that you can sink your teeth into. Yes, they are fatty but in this case the taste merits the fat. I usually have them for lunch as one would do a hot dog, but they can cover breakfast as well.

    By all means, buy real breakfast sausage. They cook about as fast as the frozen crud and are so much better in every way. Just don't cook them to death. Pork is safe at as little as 140 degrees, so use a light touch and you will have a very juicy and tasty result.
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/01/28 22:30:06 (permalink)
    Bob Evans precooked sausage links are not bad:

    http://www.bobevans.com/website/homepage.nsf/pages/Fully+Cooked+Sausage?OpenDocument
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/01/28 22:38:29 (permalink)
    All the precooked sausages are a heart surgeon's dream
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/01/28 22:51:37 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greyghost

    Z-Cat,

    The simple truth is they are all horrible. Every single one. All are high in fat and sodium, most are tasteless and do not resemble sausage in any significant way. Avoid them at all costs.

    That being said, I too have succumbed to a sale on these nasty bits, as an exercise of nostalgia. They were big in the 50's and 60's when everyone was afraid of undercooking pork.
    The major brand then was Brown & Serve and it is still around. If you must try this sort of thing go for the turkey sausage as it has the least fat and best flavor.

    I still do not recommend eating any of this stuff. When I buy a box, I know I am not buying sausage, I am buying nostalgia. Believe me, real sausage tastes a lot better than nostalgia.

    If you must do precooked sausage, I suggest Johnsonville Stadium Brats. They are large well seasoned sausages that you can sink your teeth into. Yes, they are fatty but in this case the taste merits the fat. I usually have them for lunch as one would do a hot dog, but they can cover breakfast as well.

    By all means, buy real breakfast sausage. They cook about as fast as the frozen crud and are so much better in every way. Just don't cook them to death. Pork is safe at as little as 140 degrees, so use a light touch and you will have a very juicy and tasty result.



    It is interesting how "nostalgia" is such a relative term. Not that long ago, someone talking about nostalgia and sausage would probably be talking about some form of traditional or homemade sausage. Now, nostalgia means having fond memories for brown and serve.
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/01/28 23:20:15 (permalink)
    Brown and Serve is pretty good if baked in an oven as opposed to being heated on a grill.

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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/01/28 23:55:12 (permalink)
    I've been eating Jimmy Dean pre-cooked TURKEY sausage patties. Very good if one is in a hurry. The turkey is much, much lower in fat and cholesterol than the pork and tastes just the same.
    They are in sealed packets and kept in the fridge not the freezer. I usually pan fry 2 for breakfast in a very small amount of olive oil. I recommend them. Especially, if your on a "Atkin's" type diet.
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/01/29 16:52:21 (permalink)
    These are the best I have ever had.
    Dwight Yokams Lanky Links.
    (what a corny name, eh?)

    I only found them in Hannafords while I lived in Freeport, Maine.
    I cannot find them here, despite the fact that the home company emailed me and told me that Wallyworld carried them.
    They really are very good.

    http://www.modernfoods.net/html/lanky_links_description.html
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/01/29 17:03:51 (permalink)
    They don't even carry Dwight Yoakam stuff around here, and Columbus is his hometown.
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/22 16:12:01 (permalink)
    Brown & Serve makes these "healthy" links now that contain RICE along with the pig snouts etal. My kid loves them, but I like the texture/taste myself.
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/22 17:05:03 (permalink)
    U like Boudin Kenny?

    My Grandzillas love those johnsonvilles but they like the brats w/ cheese, and wraped in a flour tortilla.

    Someone makes some pre cooked patties that are not bad, Old Folks maybe???
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/23 10:11:16 (permalink)
    No No No...brown and serves even look funny. Bob Evans is ok..or Jimmy Dean...but how much time is REALLY saved not taking a good sausage a frying it up quickly. reminds me of the types who would by those microwave hotdogs!!!!
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/23 11:59:26 (permalink)
    Lee, try telling my granzillas that when the get a hunger urge. With the pre cooked they just nuke em for 1 min and their done. Nuke a tortilla for 20 sec and it's done. Then just wrap and go.

    Don't get me wrong. I like the uncooked better too.

    The Johnsonvilles don't look funny to me.
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/23 12:00:40 (permalink)
    I hear you,PapaJoe,and understand...and sympathize!
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/23 12:11:56 (permalink)
    Jones microwave precooked sausage links or patties are good. Jimmy Dean's precooked patties are also good. I just tried Jimmy Dean's pancake & sausage minis. They are in the frozen section. They are sausage links dipped in pancake batter. They look like little corn dogs. Very tasty(maybe too tasty).
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/23 12:44:15 (permalink)
    I love Jones sausage,but not the precooked as well.If I can find their regular link sausage, thats what I buy.
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/23 13:10:48 (permalink)
    Lee, sorrrry! This is about breakfast links. Someone got me talkin about those pre cooked brats. Yep, the breakfast links look funny to me to. But, they have their purpose I guess. My zillas also like the pre cooked patties, and they are fast and easy, again just nuke em. I can nuke a whole plate and sit em on the counter and they slowly disapear. My zillas will eat almost anything... with the exception of something really good that I cook from scratch!
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/23 14:15:55 (permalink)
    Ann, I totally agree on Jones links but I start work at 6:00am and I like my kids to have easy things to heat up for breakfast. I even buy the microwave bacon for them which they only use on a school morning.
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/23 19:54:04 (permalink)
    Bob Evans B&S are good
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/23 23:24:02 (permalink)
    IGA carries farmalsnd in Ohio.
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/26 14:41:22 (permalink)
    Jones....
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/26 15:24:58 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by ZekeTheCat

    What's your favorite pre-cooked brown 'n serve breakfast sausage links ?

    I like Armour Beef sausage links- only slightly spiced and enough fat for a good flavor. Their pork sausage links are pretty good too but more spicier. America Test Kitchen (PBS) rated Farmland precooked links the best but they are unavailable here in Ohio.


    I went to check for myself, and you have the right of it!

    BEST OVERALL SAUSAGE: FARMLAND Pork Sausage Links, Fully Cooked

    RECOMMENDED (without reservations): FARMLAND Original Pork Sausage Links

    Everything else was either "recommended with reservations" or "not recommended".

    I only cook sausages for breakfast once or twice per year, for dietary concerns, but I am going to try to find the Farmland.
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/26 15:47:44 (permalink)
    Miami Don,Thanks for the links....get it...joke....ooohh well......
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/26 18:36:38 (permalink)
    Farmland link for their winning sausage:

    http://www.farmlandfoods.com/products/fully-cooked-pork-sausage-links.html

    Wal Mart here locally carries the Farmland fresh raw sausage links and rolls and occasionally their bacon but not the pre cooked links.

    Alternatively, I like the Armour pre cooked links which came in 2nd place at ATK - The regular, maple and beef links all taste good and are not spiced too much. Kroger's carries them locally and so they're easy to get.

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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/02/26 19:26:44 (permalink)
    How bout the pre cooked patties. I don't think we need a whole new thread for those. Anyone had them? As said earlier, I bought some that were good, but not sure whar brand, Old Folks maybe?
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/03/04 09:56:42 (permalink)
    I usually buy the jimmy dean turkey sausage patties to have with my pancakes and i love em so does my hubby :)
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    RE: Pre-cooked Breakfast Sausage Links 2008/03/05 08:24:41 (permalink)
    The local supermarket here in NH started carrying Hebrew National sausage links-plain and maple flavor. We have tried both. I had never seen these before-only their hot dogs. I really enjoyed the maple flavored, the plain was pretty good too.
    I don't know if they are better than Johnsonville which I really like but just figured I mention as they are a new product(at least up here)

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