Pork Sausages

The key to barbecuing a sausage – despite what all your friends say, never prick them before cooking. The skin will retain the fat, which provides juiciness. Simply cook at a gentle pace and the sausage will take care of itself.

Instructions based off 12 thin pork sausages, 2cm thick

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 12 pork sausages
  • Cooking oil spray

OR follow our basic ‘Pork Sausages with Rich Caramelised Onions’ recipe below.

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STEP 1

Spray the sausages with cooking oil spray, then arrange on a moderate barbecue flat plate and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning often, until browned and firm to touch.

   

STEP 2

Serve pork sausages with sides of choice.

Steps in Motion: Basic Recipe

PORK SAUSAGES WITH RICH CARAMELISED ONIONS

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

  • 12 pork sausages
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 4 brown onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ bunch dill, chopped
The real key to successfully grilling sausages is getting the right distance from the grill element itself. The sausages will spit, it’s part of their character, so being just far enough away ensures that you avoid unnecessary smoke.

Instructions based off 12 thin pork sausages, 2cm thick

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 12 pork sausages
  • Cooking oil spray

OR follow our basic ‘Oven-Grilled Sausages with Maple-Glazed Carrots’ recipe below.

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STEP 1

Preheat oven grill to moderate. Arrange the sausages on a lined oven tray and sprinkle with cooking oil spray. Oven-grill the sausages for 8-10 minutes on a shelf approximately 15cm from the grill element, turning several times, until just firm to touch and browned.

NOTE: If your sausages are thicker than 2cm, adjust the cooking time by a few extra minutes.

   

STEP 2

Serve pork sausages with sides of choice.

Steps in Motion: Basic Recipe

OVEN-GRILLED SAUSAGES WITH MAPLE-GLAZED CARROTS

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

  • 12 pork sausages
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 2 bunches baby carrots, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons malt vinegar
  • Sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch chives, finely snipped
The frying pan is the sausage’s natural home. For easy family dinner there’s nothing better. With a simple vegetable cook-up on the side, everyone’s happy.

Instructions based off 12 thin pork sausages, 2cm thick

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 12 pork sausages
  • 2 tablespoons oil

OR follow our basic ‘Pan-Fried Sausages with Onion and Cabbage Hash’ recipe below.

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STEP 1

Fry the sausages in a large heavy-based pan set over a moderate heat in half the oil for 8-10 minutes, turning often, until browned and firm to touch. Set aside.

   

STEP 2

Serve pork sausages with sides of choice.

PAN-FRIED SAUSAGES WITH ONION AND CABBAGE HASH

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

  • 12 pork sausages
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 cups shredded vegetables (onions, potatoes, cabbage, garlic)
  • Sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons malt vinegar
Sausages are not often slow cooked. Not because they can’t be, but because we just don’t have it in our repertoire. That said, because sausages are usually made from ground secondary cuts, there’s often a great tenderising effect.

Instructions based off 12 thin pork sausages, 2cm thick

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cups stock or cooking liquid of choice
  • 2 cups chopped vegetables

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STEP 1

Fry the sausages in a large heavy-based saucepan set over a moderate heat in half the oil for 8-10 minutes, turning often, until browned and firm to touch. Set aside.

   

STEP 2

Sauté your vegetables of choice in the remaining oil for 5 minutes, until lightly softened, then add the stock/liquid and any other additional ingredients of choice. Bring to a simmer. If using a slow cooker, transfer to cooking insert.

   

STEP 3

Add the sausages and cook gently for 1 hour in the saucepan, or 4 hours in the slow cooker on low heat.

Steps in Motion: Basic Recipe

TRADITIONAL CURRIED SAUSAGES

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes

  • 12 pork sausages
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cups chopped vegetables (onions, carrots, celery, garlic)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup sultanas
  • 1 green apple, grated
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons cream
Sausages are brilliant when cooked as a casserole, because they can really absorb the rich flavours in which they are immersed. When those flavours are rich and cheesy, well, everyone is the winner.

Instructions based off 12 standard thin pork sausages, 2cm thick

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 12 pork sausages
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

OR follow our basic ‘Sausage Casserole in Cheese Sauce’ recipe below.

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STEP 1

Preheat oven to 160°C. Fry the sausages in a large heavy-based saucepan set over a low-moderate heat in the butter for 8-10 minutes, turning often, until browned and firm to touch.

NOTE: If your sausages are thicker than 2cm, adjust the cooking time by a few extra minutes.

STEP 2

Transfer sausages to a lidded casserole dish with sauce of choice and bake for 1 hour.

Steps in Motion: Basic Recipe

SAUSAGE CASSEROLE IN CHEESE SAUCE

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes

  • 12 pork sausages
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper

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