Because I am living on a budget, I hit the discount Grocery Outlet store. I read the labels and have a limit as to carbs I am willing to sacrifice. I mean it’s SAUSAGE!
Why accept carbs from broccoli and not a lovely sausage. Sausages represent some of the most tasty and sophisticated commoner foods there are. There are some carbs worth their cost. I don’t really care about the source of a few carbs. It not like you’re chowing down a bag of M&M’s. I try to find 0-1g carb links. I will accept 2g per link if that’s all that’s there and they’re really cheap. I’m talking about Hillshire and Johnsonville in this case. Usually $1-2.00 pack or I pass.
I don’t eat hotdogs much, I like Brats, Kielbasa and Louisiana Hot Links. Hot links are a favorite. Saag’s Hot Links in particular are great and zero carb/sugar. Brats and Kielbasa I almost always eat with homemade raw sauerkraut and mustard. I wrapped Brats in thick Bacon a while back and baked them and then crisped the bacon in a skillet afterwards. That was awesome!
I look for beef or pork sausages and avoid the ones cut with or made from turkey and chicken mostly. I like bulk hot breakfast sausage patties too.
I enjoy making bulk sausage from scratch, but I have never stuffed casing.