Pickled Sausage Recipe

Pickled Sausage Recipe

The tangy flavor of pickled sausage makes your regular boring food list special. As appetizers, these pickled sausages are best. No need for cooking for hours and hours and deciding what to prepare. If you can prepare and store the sausages at home, surprising guests are not a matter of worry at all. Anyways, the pickled sausage recipe is super easy. You can easily prepare it at home. You just need to know the right process and I’m going to help you with it.

Pickled Sausage Recipe:

When you are gathering ingredients for pickled sausage, you will notice that you don’t have to buy many things. These are not expensive yet tasty. All you need is vinegar, smoked sausage, food color, and a few additional spices. Anyways, let’s go for the recipe.


  • 3 lbs. of smoked beef sausage
  • Water about 4 cups
  • Salt about 2 tablespoons
  • Heinz white vinegar about 4 cups (you can use other companies too, I prefer using it)
  • Food coloring, red, about 10 drops.
  • Black pepper about 2 teaspoons.

How to make pickled sausage:

Step 1: Take a medium-sized saucepot.

Step 2: Pour 4 cups of water and start boiling over medium-high heat.

Step 3: When the water is hot, not boiling, add 4 cups of Heinz white vinegar, 2 tablespoons of salt, 2 teaspoons of black pepper, and place the saucepot for boiling.

Step 4: After 10-12 minutes, you will notice that the spiced water has started boiling.

Step 5: Now add the red food color about 10 drops into the boiling brine and let it boil for 2 minutes.

Step 6: After 2 minutes, remove the saucepot from heat.

Step 7: Place the smoked sausages into cutting boards and cut them into halves with a smooth knife.

Step 8: Bring a mason jar and keep the sliced sausages into the jar.

Step 9: Now, pour the spiced vinegar brine into the mason jar with the sausage. Make sure that the sausage slices fully dig into the brine. If not, then you can pour some white vinegar into it. It’s an easy trick.

Step 10: Now cove the mason jar with a lid and ring to seal it perfectly. Let it be at room temperature for a day.

Step 11: When the hot vinegar mixture is cold enough, place the jar into the fridge for 7 days. Let the flavor set before serving.

This is the most common and simple process of preparing pickled sausage at home. It takes time but totally worth it.

Penrose pickled sausage recipe:

The Penrose band is a favorite name to the pickled sausage lovers. This is the number one leading brand of pickled sausages. Anyways, nothing is greater when you have a copycat version of anything famous. I couldn’t believe it when I got it. So, without wasting any time, let’s start the great Penrose recipe. Just remember to follow the directions step by step and gather the recipes in the right amount.


Water about 1/2 cup

White vinegar about 2 cups.

Powdered red pepper about 1/2 tbsp.

Red pepper flakes about 1 tbsp.

Minced garlic about 1 tsp

Diced onion about 1 tbsp.

Paprika about 1 tsp

White pepper about 1/2 tsp

Sea salt about 1 tbsp.

Cinnamon about 1/4 tsp

Cloves about 1/4 tsp

Nutmeg about 1/4 tsp

White pepper about 1/2 tsp

Hillshire Farms Lil smokies precooked sausages about 28 ounces package.


Step 1: Take a medium-sized bowl.

Step 2: Add 1/2 tbsp. of powdered red pepper, 1 tbsp. of red pepper, 1 tsp of minced garlic, 1 tbsp. of diced onion, 1 tsp of paprika, 1/2 tsp of white pepper, 1 tbsp. of sea salt, 1/4 tsp of cinnamon, 1/4 tsp of cloves, 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, etc. and mix the ingredients all together.

Step 3: Keeping the bowl aside, take a saucepan.

Step 4: Pour 1/2 cup of water and 2 cups of white vinegar. Here, as the white vinegar, I’m using Heinz white vinegar.

Step 5: Now over medium heat boil the water and vinegar mix for 2 minutes.

Step 6: After 2 minutes, add the mixture from the bowl into the saucepan and start boiling for 5 minutes over medium-low heat.

Step 7: Cut the pre-cooked sausages into two or three slices and place them into a clean glass pitcher.

Step 8: Now pour the boiled spiced liquid mixture into the pitcher over the sausages. The liquid mixture has to cover the sausages.

Step 9: With lid and ring, keep the pitcher sealed.

Step 10: Let the pitcher cool in the normal temperature.

Step 11: Put it into the refrigerator for 7 days. It will be good if you shake the pitcher once in a day.

Step 12: After 7 days, serve it with anything you like.

I hope you have enjoyed this recipe. Don’t forget to assure that the sausages are smoked or precooked or else it will remain raw.

About Pickled Hot Sausage: 

Pickled sausages are liked by most of the people. Sausages are often made from grounded pork, grounded beef, grounded poultry, etc. When you add the brine, vinegar, spices in your smoked, polished, or pre-cooked sausages, which make your hot pickled sausages.

Some of you ask ” How to make pickled sausage?” the answer is very easy. Just follow the recipes and learn how to do it. You can keep your homemade pickled sausages for 2-3 months and enjoy it alone or with your family and friends.


I hope you have enjoyed both of my recipes. This is a must-try at the home item. Don’t ever go for canned pickle sausages at supermarkets. There can be a lot of hygiene issues. Stays connected with us for exploring new cooking experiences and let us know how your pickled polish sausage recipe is.

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