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Why Regular Sausage Should Replace All Your Hot Dogs Needs

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If there is one food that has become part of American culture, it has to be hot dogs. Sporting events, barbecues, parties, camping, and practically every other occasion is just another excuse to eat a few hot dogs. However, we think the reign of hot dogs should come to an end, and we think it should happen soon.

The good thing about our proposed replacement, is that it isn’t much different from a hot dog, it’s just so much better than a hot dog can ever be.

Keep reading for the recipe…

Now, we know that this claim may rustle up some of those avid defenders of hot dogs, but those aren’t the people we’re trying to convince. The people who this article is for, are those who have been on the fence about hot dogs at least once in their lives.

Those people who, when asked, “Hot dog or hamburger?”, chose a burger instead. We know that you’re getting tired of hot dogs, and we think replacing them with some sausage will help fix everything.

Hot dogs have been around for a long time, nowhere near as long as sausage, but that’s besides the point. In the time of their creation, hot dogs have been surrounded by all types of controversy.

It’s debatable as to who invented what is now known as a hot dog, but their roots in the United States go back over 100 years ago.

In the late 1800s, hot dogs were beginning their reign in the United States. They were brought over by German immigrants and, like today, were sold on the streets in pushcarts. They were also sold during the 1893 Colombian Exposition in Chicago and, in that same year, sold at baseball games in St. Louis.

Now, these sausages were eaten without the bun, and it’s unknown when or who created the hot dog nestled in a bun. However, it’s more than likely that German’s have been eating sausage wrapped in some sort of bread for hundreds of years.

The sausages that were being sold out of these carts were of a pretty decent quality, but once mass production got a hold of this market, the quality of the hot dog started to diminish, it started to crash pretty hard.

Cleanliness and hygiene in hot dog factories are notoriously horrible. It has been written in hundreds of articles, books, and journals that most of the meat in hot dogs are largely mysterious. Mysterious, meaning, that it comes from a bunch of widely different sources.

Leftover meat from cows, pigs, chicken are mostly likely the main ingredient in most hot dogs, but that’s not the only meat in most hot dogs.

There has been proof that other smaller animals — insects and rodents mostly — have fallen into the grinders and have become part hot dogs. And don’t even look into what else has become part of hot dogs, because it is not very appetizing.

Now, we’re not saying that this happens all the time, we’re not even saying that it’s happening to this day. All we’re saying is that this is definitely something that has happened when manufacturing hot dogs, and something that may or may not still be happening.

There has been more than enough controversy surrounding hot dogs, but have you heard of any controversy surrounding sausages? We’re not sure that we’ve heard anything but good things when it comes to sausage.

To just name a few different types: kielbasa, pork sausage, chorizo, smoked sausage, fresh sausage, mortadella, breakfast sausage, and that’s not even the tip. Case in point, they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, flavors, they are generally cheaper than any hot dog you can buy, and they are of a much better quality than any hot dog you could buy.

Most sausages you buy, whether they are from a deli or not, have the type of meat that the sausage is made of and whether or not it’s processed. That is completely different the mystery meat that hot dogs are generally made out of.

At the end of the day, most people’s decisions when it comes to buying barbecue foods is, quantity over quality, but that doesn’t have to be the case anymore.

Like we said before, regular old sausage has become so much more affordable that you could buy a huge batch of them. More than enough to feed all your family and friends at your next barbecue.

Next time you go shopping for a cookout, don’t think quantity over quality, buy the food that gives you quantity AND quality. Buy some sausage.

If you’re looking to make something new and tasty with your sausage, then you may want to check out these incredible recipes below:

Sausage and Sauerkraut Skillet

Tossed Penne Pasta with Beef Sausages

Zesty Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Grilled Sausage Skewers

Sizzlin’ Sausages

 

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