As seen on WBTV: Three Awesome Sausage Toppers {recipe}

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 | 5 comments

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Did you catch me talking sausage toppings on WBTV this morning?  Check out the video link below!

Here we are, in the height of backyard barbecue season, with literally dozens of ketchup and mustard covered hot dogs under our belts, and I.am.bored.  Don’t get me wrong, I love that classic combo, but sometimes I crave to shake things up a bit.  Get a little spicy, a little saucy, a little something like THIS:

Sausage toppings

TOPPING REMIX #1:  a Mexican-inspired sandwich using Johnsonville Chorizo Sausage  topped with some of my homemade guacamole and fresh pico de gallo.  Incredible flavor, practically impossible to eat just one.

TOPPING REMIX #2:  a Johnsonville Turkey Sausage with Cheddar topped with barbecue sauce and a simple lightened up slaw.  Hearty and healthified without sacrificing a pants size.

Sausage topping

sausage toppings - guacamole slaw pico de gallo

The Best Guacamole of Your Life (according to this girl)

  • 1 medium-sized ripe avocado (a ripe avocado is one that is soft to the touch, but not squishy, and definitely not rock hard)
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 heaping tbps chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Halve the avocado with a knife, scoop out the avocado pulp into a medium bowl, and discard the seed.  Mash the avocado with a fork, then add the remaining ingredients.  Stir, and enjoy!

 

Pico de Gallo

  • 4 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.  Stir to combine.  Add additional salt and black pepper to taste.

 

Simple Lightened-up Cole Slaw

Recipe here!

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5 Comments

  1. Great job on TV today, Mare! You rocked!!! And those toppings look so fresh, delicious, and summery. Can I have your autograph?

  2. We are making these tonight! If they come close to looking as good as yours did, I’ll be happy :)

  3. Awesome job on tv!! You are so brave. I’m beyond impressed!

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