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Best hot links question

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

If this question has been asked before I apologize. I don't have time to search threw the threads, for this. I did a quick search and didn't locate anything so I'm posting.


I love a good hot link but what I have found in the store is lacking. don't get me wrong some have been fairly good just lacking in heat. If I had the time and equipment I would try making some of my own, at this time that isn't an option. What I am looking for is input on the best hot links that I can buy and cook up. I know most of you sausage heads make your own, and I would like to myself, but I just don't have the time or all the equipment to do it at this time. 


I realize every one has there own opinion on the best, and not everyone will agree. What I am wanting is input on what you feel is the best, and I will try them and see if that's what I am looking for.  AS always i welcome any and all input. 

Thanks in advance for your input.

post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 

WOW I'm shocked 47 views and no one has made a comment. I am just asking for input on what you feel is the best hot link. 

post #3 of 10
It's hard to find good store bought sausage, that's why many of us make our own....oh, and hot links ain't sold in this area...good or bad. biggrin.gif

post #4 of 10

Sprky, I've made these a few times and they are very good. I kick up the heat a little more, plus I add half white and half black pepper.


Texas Hot Links

From the kitchen of Kevin Taylor, the BBQ Guru

1 (6 pound) pork butt
1 bottle beer
2 tablespoons black pepper, coarsely ground
2 tablespoons red pepper, crushed
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
3 tablespoons kosher (coarse) salt
2 tablespoons mustard seed
1/4 cup garlic, minced
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon MSG (optional)
1 teaspoon Tender Quick
1 teaspoon bay leaves , ground
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon thyme, dried

Mix all spices with beer.
Grind pork for sausage.
Mix beer/spices thoroughly into the meat.
Form into sausage links and grill or smoke.
post #5 of 10

Hey sprky.  do a google search for super hot link sausage. There are plenty of online stores if nothing is available local..........



post #6 of 10

My boyfriend will not no way eat hot dogs. He does however like Earl Campbell's Hot Links - which we found here at the big box store several years ago - and of course they quit carrying them this year. Never found them back east though. I can order them if all else fails from his website.

13.5 lb Case of Earl Campbell Hot Links

post #7 of 10

Most hot links I buy at the store I have not been happy with. They all seemed to taste 'artificial' with plenty of heat but no real 'meaty' taste. Often really too salty as well.

I have bought some from our local ethnic butcher (carniceria) that were quite good! Made me want to make some myself...which I did! biggrin.gif




post #8 of 10

Oh Wow those look so good! Is it a secret recipe?

post #9 of 10
Originally Posted by SmokinHusker View Post

Oh Wow those look so good! Is it a secret recipe?

Nope, no secret.

I modified the original as it would've been way TOO hot for my tastes. Still packed plenty of heat!devil.gif


I posted the recipe I used in this thread:




post #10 of 10
Try Rogers Meat Market in Oklahoma City, they have 3 levels regular, double x and triple x, you can find them on the web:grilling_smilie:
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