On all of our packages, the words ‘Cook Thoroughly’ are featured. Although the sausage is already smoked at our plant in Savannah, Georgia, it still needs that extra step of reheating it to the proper temperature.
How to Cook Smoked Sausage
Our friends at the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council have put together a list of ways that you can Cook Thoroughly to 165 degrees while still maintaining our great taste!
Cooked Sausage like wieners, knockwurst, cooked bratwurst and smoked sausage need only be heated (to the proper temperature) since it was cooked thoroughly during processing. This can be done in a variety of ways. To steam precooked sausage, bring a pan of water or beer to a boil. Remove the pan from heat and add sausage. Cover the pan and let it stand 10-15 minutes. It is not advisable to add sausages to vigorously boiling water because it may cause them to split. Cooked sausage also can be baked in casserole dish, microwaved, grilled or pan-fried.
All sausages should be turned with a tongs or a turner, not with a fork, because puncturing the casing allows the flavorful juices to escape.