Think Outside the Bun: 10 Ways to Enjoy Your Teton Waters Ranch Sausage That Don’t Involve a Hot Dog Bun
// July 9, 2018
Ever wondered what other ways you can enjoy your Teton Waters Ranch sausages besides inside a hot dog bun? Keep reading for some drool-worthy, and practical ways to “think outside the bun.”
Here are 10 ways to enjoy your Teton Waters Ranch Sausage that don’t involve a hot dog bun…
- Sweet potato bun
So, I guess this is technically still a “bun”… but it’s a huge step up from a standard hot dog bun. Did you know you can turn a roasted or steamed sweet potato into a bun? All you need to do is cook the sweet potato (steam it, microwave it, or roast it in the oven), and then let it cool until it’s easy to handle without burning your fingers. Slice down the middle of the potato vertically, making sure not to cut all the way through. Add your sausage link inside the “bun”, top it with some condiments and veggies, and enjoy!
Friday night is always pizza night in our house… I throw whatever leftover veggies we have from the week on top, along with some red sauce, cheese, and a sliced up Teton Waters Ranch sausage link. The Black Pepper & Coriander, Oregano & Mozzarella, and Crushed Red Pepper & Basil all go great on pizza!
- Burrito bowl
Burrito bowls are such an easy and simple meal, the whole family will love. Set out all your favorite ingredients: rice, beans, red peppers, onions, avocado, salsa, chips, cheese, tomatoes, pico de gallo, and of course your sliced up Teton Waters Ranch sausages… the Hardwood Smoked sausages go great in a burrito bowl… and let everyone serve themselves.
I know, I know… sausage on a salad isn’t super conventional, but trust me when I say it is oh so delicious! Load your bowl of greens up with some veggies, maybe a little dressing, and then slice up your favorite flavor of Teton Waters Ranch, and you’re good to go!
Whether it’s a broth based veggie soup, a fun twist on “chicken noodle”, or a creamy soup like this Sausage, Carrot, and Butternut Squash soup… sausage can go great in any soup!
Who likes spending an hour in the kitchen every night on dinner?? No one?? Ya, that’s what I thought. Spaghetti is such a classic dinner and is often eaten weekly in most homes here in the US. But, did you know one easy shortcut you could try involves a simple swap of ground beef (or whatever other ground meat you might be using) for some sliced up Oregano & Mozzarella Teton Waters Ranch Sausage links? Just add them to a skillet, let them heat up for a few minutes, then add your sauce. And you’re done! Pour it over your favorite whole grain pasta with some veggies and you’re good to go.
- Sheet pan dinner
You know those super easy looking one pan dinners you see all over social media? Well, ya. They really are that easy! Just line a large baking sheet with a piece of foil. Add some of your favorite frozen veggies, maybe some potatoes too, and some sliced Teton Waters Ranch Sausage. Bake it in the oven on 400 degrees for 20ish minutes. And dinner is done!
This one is kind of a given… I mean, isn’t sausage a required ingredient in any omelet? Just make sure to add in some vegetables for fiber, and you’ve got a great and energizing breakfast!
- Breakfast Tacos
I don’t know about where you’re from, but down here in Texas, no breakfast taco is complete without a little sausage. And just like with number 6 above (Spaghetti), save yourself the trouble of cooking up traditional breakfast sausage. Just slice up some Polish Kielbasa or Mini Hot Dogs, and throw in some eggs and potatoes, and no one will be complaining.
Frittatas are another great breakfast or dinner option when you’re trying to clean out the fridge. Just throw about a half dozen eggs and some milk in a bowl, your favorite flavor of Teton Waters Ranch sausage, and any leftover vegetables you’ve got lying around, and mix them all together. Add everything to a greased pie plate and bake it until the middle is set. You can slice it like a pie and serve it up right then, or save it for great leftovers!
So there you have it! Next time you’re at the store and see your favorite Teton Waters Ranch sausages, make sure to think “outside the bun” and try one of these amazing meal options!