Southside Market & Barbeque Sausage Slammers, now this is one of those foods that I have been dying to make on my own. But let’s face it, sometimes I am a lazy man! Thank you to Southside Market & Barbeque for sponsoring this post and sending my family Sausage Slammers. All opinions are truthful to my experience with the product. This post contains affiliate links that will earn me a small commission when used to order from Southside Market & Barbeque.
Did you know that Southside Market started in 1882 and was founded in Elgin, TX? They started out with door to do sales with a horse-drawn wagon and then sold to become a butcher shop in later years. Currently, Southside Market is the oldest barbeque joint that is still in business. The company is now on its third generation of owners!! Plus you can have Texas smoked Brisket delivered to your door!
What Are Sausage Slammers??
Can we say every man’s dream tailgating food?? Sausage Slammers are jalapeno half-filled with cheddar cheese. The Jalapeno is then wrapped in their housemade pork sausage and then rolled up bacon! The slammers are then smoked low and slow over oak wood. You can eat them as a main dish or they make an amazing appetizer! You can order them -> here.
How To Cook Sausage Slammers:
No matter how you cook your sausage slammers they need to be fully thawed before cooking. I removed mine from the freezer two days before smoking mine and thawed them in the fridge. Since this is ground sausage and bacon you need to be sure to use a food-safe thermometer to ensure the internal temperature is 165 degrees before serving.
Smoking Sausage Slammers
Get your smoker rolling smoke. You can allow these to smoke at a smoke setting or turn the temperature up to 200-250 degrees, I did mine at 225. They should smoke for about 30 minutes to 1 hour but double-check the internal temperature.
Grilling Sausage Slammers
Fire up the grill and once your grill is ready to go start grilling. You will want to grill the sausage over indirect heat and be sure to watch for flame-ups as well. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Cooking Slammers On The Stove Top
In a skillet warm up oil and place in your thawed sausage slammer. Use tongs to turn the sausage while it is cooking. Once the sausage is done it will be plump with clear juices.
Cooking Slammers In The Oven
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Place either directly on a sheet pan or on a sheet pan covered in foil. Bake for 20 minutes and then flip them over. Allow to cook for about another 10 minutes. Ensure the sausage is cooked fully to 165 degrees internally.
How are Sausage Slammers Shipped?
I wasn’t sure how this would come but everything was frozen! The Slammers were shipped in a box with recyclable insulation and dry ice! When I opened my box there was still dry ice and everything was completely frozen still! I put everything in the freezer until we were ready to cook them up!
Other products offered from South Side Market
- Baby Back Ribs
- Southside Market Sauces
- Smoked Turkey Breast
- Smoked Beef Brisket- Whole
- Southside Market Smoked Meats
- Fresh Original Beef Rope Sausage
- Original Beef Sausage
What is your go-to tailgating treat? Have you tried the slammers before?