A convenience store treat that you can make in your own home. Cooked smoked sausage is pickled in a red brine for an irresistible indulgence.

Mike
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, combine the water, salt, vinegar, and red food coloring. Bring to a boil. Cut the sausage links into halves or thirds, depending on size, and place into a large sterile jar. Pour the hot vinegar mixture in with the sausage, secure the lid, and let stand for 2 days before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

136.1 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 1g; fat 11.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 28.8mg 10% DV; sodium 1881.6mg 75% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
I just got done making these. I made a few changes..First, since I have never pickled sausages or eggs I had read many recipes and got tips from each that I used in this recipe. First I did eggs and sausages together. I also used several meats to see what worked out best. Cheap hot dogs not beef, cause other reviews said all beef caused oil to float on surface. Second regular lil smokies, third sausage links. Then of course I boiled some eggs and pealed them and added to the jar. As far as the brine I used the 4 cups of vinegar, but only 2 cups water. I increased the salt to 3 TBS, added 3 bay leaves, 1 tsp basil, black pepper, 10 whole peppercorns, 2 TBS red cayenne pepper, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, sea salt, 10 drops red food color, & 4 cloves of fresh garlic. I minced 2 cloves and cooked in the brine . The other 2 I crushed and added to the jar. Once I cooked the brine and added all the meats and eggs I poured the vinegar over everything and closed it up..After it sat for about 2 hours it was killing me and I had to taste something. I pulled out a hot dog and I have to tell you that in a couple days these will be great!! There gonna b a little spicy and have a good zing..That's what I wanted. I am trying to copy cat Tijuana mama's, Red Hots, etc. This recipe is gonna do that. I plan on staying out of them for at least a week :) before I dig in... ~~ Fingers Crossed~they make it that long. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2007
Found that by limiting the water to 1 cup and vinegar to 2 cup and adding crussed hot pepper and all spice I achieved a spicer pickled taste. But still a great recipe Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2010
I just got done making these. I made a few changes..First, since I have never pickled sausages or eggs I had read many recipes and got tips from each that I used in this recipe. First I did eggs and sausages together. I also used several meats to see what worked out best. Cheap hot dogs not beef, cause other reviews said all beef caused oil to float on surface. Second regular lil smokies, third sausage links. Then of course I boiled some eggs and pealed them and added to the jar. As far as the brine I used the 4 cups of vinegar, but only 2 cups water. I increased the salt to 3 TBS, added 3 bay leaves, 1 tsp basil, black pepper, 10 whole peppercorns, 2 TBS red cayenne pepper, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, sea salt, 10 drops red food color, & 4 cloves of fresh garlic. I minced 2 cloves and cooked in the brine . The other 2 I crushed and added to the jar. Once I cooked the brine and added all the meats and eggs I poured the vinegar over everything and closed it up..After it sat for about 2 hours it was killing me and I had to taste something. I pulled out a hot dog and I have to tell you that in a couple days these will be great!! There gonna b a little spicy and have a good zing..That's what I wanted. I am trying to copy cat Tijuana mama's, Red Hots, etc. This recipe is gonna do that. I plan on staying out of them for at least a week :) before I dig in... ~~ Fingers Crossed~they make it that long. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2004
This did not have the zip of others I have tasted. I will try and make again but I will try only 1/2 the amount of water and leave the vinegar the same.---Tried again with 1/2 the amount of water and added a couple slices of jalapeano. Turned out GREAT Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2007
Found that by limiting the water to 1 cup and vinegar to 2 cup and adding crussed hot pepper and all spice I achieved a spicer pickled taste. But still a great recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2004
My husband loves pickled bologna, but we cannot find it in the stores anymore. So, I decided to use this recipe with ring bologna. I have made it twice. The first time exactly as the recipe is written, (minus the food coloring) and the next time I reduced the water by 1 cup,and added 1 TLB. hot sauce. We preferred the second batch to the first. Just our preference. Either way, thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2007
used half of water used mild pepperoni sticks as sausage used 2 Jalapeano peppers and garlic Turned out wonderful Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2014
Overall these turned out pretty well. I used a combo of kielbasa and beef-sausages. The kielbasa were slightly better. I omitted the red dye and substituted hot sauce because I prefer a less artificial look. I also recommend letting the pickling brine cool down for 45 mins or so. Boiling-hot liquid will draw out the fat from the sausages leading to some rather unappetizing-looking fat chunks in the final product. For my subsequent batch I let it cool down and avoided this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
Was looking for a copycat recipe for Penrose Hot Sausages and stumbled upon this one. I had just taken delivery of a two pound package of Klement's beef sticks that I had ordered from a coworker's daughter who was doing a fundraiser. The sticks were perfectly sized to fit inside a quart jar without having to cut them down. I reduced the water by one cup added hot pepper flakes and a bit of habanero hot sauce and omitted the food coloring. I was able to pack 15 sausages in each jar covered them with the brine and put on new lids and rings. The results were excellent after only two days but I'm hoping the second jar will be even better after having more time to sit in the brine solution. One thing I would recommend is to store them in the refrigerator as soon as the jars are cool enough to handle. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
Lou loves these I reduced water by a cup and left everything else the same. Oh no red coloring. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2011
Two cups vinegar i cup water yes two tbls salt yes sausage or eggs yes and i add jalapenos and red pepper flakes Garlic and oinions and pickle mix. comes of great... Read More
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