Beef summer sausages are commonly given in gift baskets, though you don’t have to wait to receive one as a gift to enjoy one. They’re full of flavor and perhaps the best part about them is that they come fully cooked. If you’re planning an upcoming gathering, you might consider creating some impressive dishes using your beef summer sausage. These are simple enough, yet sure to wow your guests.
Sliced With Crackers and Cheese
If you’re looking for something super simple that incorporates beef summer sausage and is the perfect share-able appetizer for a gathering, grab a few sleeves of your favorite crackers, slice up the summer sausage and some different kinds of cheese into bite-sized pieces, and lay them all out on a large plate. Make sure you have a variety of cheeses to choose from, ranging from mild cheeses like cheddar and Swiss to bolder options like pepper jack and sharp cheddar. Provide toothpicks and small plates on the side so your guests can easily grab the sausage and cheese to go with their crackers.
Laid Thin On Finger Sandwiches
Another great, light, and easy-to-prep snack option for a party is that of finger sandwiches. These are small sandwich samplers that can be eaten in just a few bites, so they’re perfect for eating in between conversation and mingling. For these, you’ll need to slice up the beef summer sausage nice and thin so that it can be piled onto each sandwich. Cut up small pieces of bread, add the sausage, some cheese, and a little bit of Dijon mustard or mayo for a yummy treat for your guests; just don’t be surprised when they disappear quickly!
In a Breakfast Casserole Dish
Finally, if you want to get a little fancier with your offerings for your get-together, consider throwing together a delicious beef summer sausage casserole. This is a great option for buffets, and your guests will never know that it wasn’t that hard to cook. Simply scramble some eggs together and toss cubed beef summer sausage into the skillet with the eggs. You can also add a mixture of chopped onions and peppers. Sprinkle the entire mixture with cheese and serve in a casserole dish for a breakfast-like meal that’s sure to please.
As you can see, beef summer sausage is an extremely versatile product; be sure to try it in some (or all) of these recipes for your next gathering!