Question: Can slice sausage be used in places of ground sausage for sausage bread?

June 24, 2010
I'm looking for a good sausage bread recipe, Can anyone tell me, can sliced sausage be substituted for ground sausage. Recipes I have call for chopped sausage (removed from the casing)


Chris Paulk's picture

Most of the recipes I've seen call for ground sausage. other than the logistics of eating it (maybe the ground sausage holds together better) I don't see why you couldn't try it. (I would be inclined to.)
Just a note - the ground sausage would be cooked down and drained off- there may be more fat/oil/grease in a sliced sausage when it's cooked into the bread. Even if you cooked the sliced sausage first - this may be a factor.

The Heritage Cook's picture

When working with link sausages, you can remove the casings (the skin) and discard it. Then break up the clumps and use as you would regular ground sausage. If your sausages are already cooked, you can mince them very finely and use as directed. You will have harder bites of meat, but otherwise the flavor will be the same.