Smoked Sausage with Sriracha Mustard Sauce

I just wrapped up a smoke session on my Weber Smokey Mountain, and since the fire was still burning hot, I decided to toss a few fresh sausages onto the smoker. While they were cooking I stirred up a very quick, but definitely spicy, mustard dipping sauce that is loaded with Sriracha goodness. Smoked sausage with Sriracha mustard sauce…. you know it was yummy.

Smoked Sausage with Sriracha Mustard Sauce

I used Italian sausage, bratwurst and andouille sausages when I made smoked sausage with Sriracha mustard sauce. My wife’s favorite were the Italian sausages. They had a nice spicy taste to them. My favorite? Andouille, of course. I could eat andouille all day. The spicier the better and andouille always packs that nice little kick that I really enjoy.

The Sriracha mustard sauce definitely isn’t just for dipping sausages. It’s great on sandwiches, subs, hot dogs, and hamburgers. It is creamy smooth, with a real kick to it thanks to the Sriracha and smoked jalapenos (chipotles), which also add a bit of smoky flavor. I think you could definitely use this same sauce for dipping chicken nuggets or chicken tenders. It’s different than those usual dipping sauces that are, frankly, boring!

Also try making my delicious beef summer sausage.

Smoked Sausage with Sriracha Mustard Sauce
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Smoked Sausage with Sriracha Mustard Sauce

Smoked sausage with Sriracha mustard sauce…. you know it was yummy.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword mustard, sausage, smoked
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4
Calories 563kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 sausages kielbasa, etc
  • Sriracha mustard sauce from below

For the Sriracha mustard sauce

Instructions

  • Fire up your smoker for cooking at 225-250 F.
  • Add your favorite wood (I used cherry).
  • Add the meats once the smoker is ready and cook until the internal temperatures reach 155 F. Start testing a single sausage after 1 hour (no need in poking them all and letting all of the juicy goodness drain out). Cooking time should be 1-2 hours total.
  • Remove from smoker and cover in foil until ready to use.
  • Serve with Sriracha mustard sauce, for dipping.

For the Sriracha mustard sauce

  • Whisk together all ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1610mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

German Cowboy Dog

Bourbon baked beans, kraut and spicy mustard on a dog? Insanely good! Bourbon baked beans take your standard great dog and make it just fantastic. A little sweetness, then the crunch of the kraut, and the spicy kick from the mustard. Everything great in every bite. I could’ve eaten more of these German Cowboys dogs than I’ll ever admit online. Or admit even in person for that matter!

German Cowboy Dog

The German Cowboy dog is another great menu item I ran across from Duke’s Gourmet Hot Dogs. They have the most fantastic hot dog menu I’ve ever come across. Every single one makes you drool!

Try my American cowboy dogs too. Giddy up!

German Cowboy Dog
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German Cowboy Dog

I could’ve eaten more of these German Cowboys dogs than I’ll ever admit online. Or admit even in person for that matter!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword hot dogs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 446kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook dogs as desired.
  • Toast buns.
  • Add dogs to buns. Top with the warmed beans and kraut.
  • Add mustard and devour.

Nutrition

Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 1576mg | Potassium: 793mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Kraut-Stuffed Sausages

For years and years I have grilled my sausages after they spent some quality time in a ‘bath’ of beer and peppers and onions. And they are great, I admit it. But these kraut-stuffed sausages, well, they’re really beyond great. Tender, moist, and just packed with flavor. Such a wonderful texture in every single bite. I couldn’t stop eating them. Topped with plenty of mustard, these are now my only go-to grilled sausages.

Kraut-Stuffed Sausages

You have to use the right kind of sausages to make these kraut-stuffed sausages. Get the fresh sausages, with casings. You need to be able to poke your finger inside to make a cavity for the fantastic (but easy) filling. If you don’t have casings to help keep the sausage together you might end up bursting them. Then what will you do? Cry. I would. And unless your fingers are really, really long, don’t get really, really long sausages!

I suggested to my wife that we try adding other things to the stuffing, such as chopped roasted jalapenos, or poblanos or the like and she gave me a dirty look. The “don’t mess with this” look. So I won’t.

Also try my bratwurst bath. Perfect for getting brats ‘happy’ before grilling them.

Kraut-Stuffed Sausages
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Kraut-Stuffed Sausages

These kraut-stuffed sausages, well, they’re really beyond great. Tender, moist, and just packed with flavor. Such a wonderful texture in every single bite. I couldn’t stop eating them.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword hot dogs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 482kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh sausages Italian, Kielbasa, whichever you prefer, just make sure you get the sausages in casings. I used Johnsonville Italian sausages which come 5 to a pound
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large sweet onion cut thin
  • 1 pound kraut plus some of the juice
  • 1 cup shredded cheese Monterey Jack, mozzarella, any good white melting cheese will work
  • 5 sausage buns
  • prepared mustard

Instructions

  • Using your fingers, make a hole down the center of each sausage, creating a cavity that runs the full length of the sausages.
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion, kraut, and a bit of the juice from the kraut jar.
  • Stir and let cook until the onions are softened.
  • Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Stir in the cheese. It won’t melt but it will help bind the kraut mixture together.
  • Fire up your grill for indirect cooking.
  • Using your hands, grab some of the kraut mixture and force it into the cavity in the sausages. Just keep packing it in. Don’t worry about being all pretty and what-not, just get it in there. But don’t shove so hard that you have a blowout!
  • Place sausages over indirect heat on the grill and cook for 30 minutes until nice and dark and done.
  • Toast the buns.
  • Add cooked sausages to the buns and top with plenty of mustard.

Nutrition

Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1541mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Atomic BBQ Sauce

I’ve made mustard-based BBQ sauces before, but nothing even comes close to this Atomic BBQ sauce. It takes mustardy sauces to a whole new place, thanks mostly to the addition of pickled banana peppers. Of course, there’s a pretty good kick to the sauce. It is called Atomic BBQ sauce for a reason. Perfect on a rack of smoked St. Louis-style ribs, and outstanding on a pulled pork sandwich.

Atomic BBQ Sauce

A Totally Different, Totally Delicious Sauce

For a little extra kick, substitute spicy banana peppers. Don’t want the heat? Substitute jalapenos for the habaneros. You’ll still get a bit of a spicy kick, but it’ll be tame enough for just about anyone. Or just leave out the pepper completely.

This sauce is a great thing. Definitely my new favorite when it comes to non-ketchup-based BBQ sauces.

I like to keep any leftover sauce in these squeeze bottles. That way I can squirt it back out in cool patterns! This sauce is a bit ‘chunky’. For the thicker sauces like it, I end up cutting a bit off the tip of a squeeze bottle so that the sauce comes out nice and easy!

For even less of a kick (but still some) try my hot pepper jelly BBQ sauce too.

Atomic BBQ Sauce
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Atomic BBQ Sauce

I’ve made mustard-based BBQ sauces before, but nothing even comes close to this Atomic BBQ sauce. It takes mustardy sauces to a whole new place.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, BBQ, sauce, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 799kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Whisk all ingredients except salt and pepper together in a bowl.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • For a less chunky sauce process in a blender until smooth before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 799kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1133mg | Potassium: 759mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 1034IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Gold Fever Chicken Wings

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Mustard. Chicken wings. I had no idea. Sure, I like mustard. On sandwiches, or hot dogs. Or burgers. But, wings? My beloved chicken wings? Yes. Oh yes. Gold Fever chicken wings have quickly rocketed to the top of the ‘wings we want’ list around here. My wife absolutely loves them. Don’t worry about them being overly mustardy, either. There’s plenty of traditional Buffalo wing flavor too. And, for a nice kick I first marinated the wings in a little oil with a heavy dose of our Fire-Eater rub.

Gold Fever Chicken Wings

I just made a big batch of Gold Fever wings a few days ago. I’m making another tomorrow. That’s how good they are. Finger-licking good. Mustard. Chicken wings. Fantastic.

I store my leftover homemade sauces in squeeze bottles. If refrigerated, I set them out an hour before using so they come to room temperature. You don’t want to put cold sauce on hot wings!

Also try my New Orleans-style Bourbon Street wings.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Gold Fever Chicken Wings
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Gold Fever Chicken Wings

Mustard. Chicken wings. I had no idea. Sure, I like mustard. On sandwiches, or hot dogs. Or burgers. But, wings? My beloved chicken wings? Yes. Oh yes. Gold Fever chicken wings have quickly rocketed to the top of the ‘wings we want’ list around here.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword mustard, spicy, wings
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 474kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the wings

For the Gold Fever sauce

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the butter melts, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Sriracha Mustard Sauce

This is my go-to, bring-the-heat Sriracha mustard sauce. Although it is spicy (hey, there’s Sriracha in it), and a bit mustardy, it also has a great smoky flavor thanks to the smoked jalapenos (chipotles). I keep several cans of chipotles in adobo sauce on hand at all times. It’s great mixed in not only with this sauce, but I have been known to also add it to mayonnaise and ketchup.

Sriracha Mustard Sauce

I keep a double batch of this Sriracha mustard sauce in the fridge in a big squeeze bottle. A few squirts on hot dogs, or burgers, or a sandwich, really brings the food to life. I love it as a dipping sauce for my smoked sausages, or squeezed over my cedar-planked Polish sausage sandwiches.

Don’t have or like (gasp!) Sriracha sauce? You can substitute your favorite hot sauce, from the fiery hot to the mellow mild.

Also try my maple mustard dipping sauce and my jalapeno beer mustard.

Sriracha Mustard Sauce
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Sriracha Mustard Sauce

I keep a double batch of this Sriracha mustard sauce in the fridge in a big squeeze bottle. A few squirts on hot dogs, or burgers, or a sandwich, really brings the food to life.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword mustard, sauce, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 1218kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 1218kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 130g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 4277mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 799IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Onion Cajun Sauce

We have long loved roasted Brussels sprouts. Roasted sprouts are fantastic (as opposed to the boiled sprouts I hated as a kid). When I saw this idea for roasted cabbage wedges with onion Cajun sauce I immediately added it to my to-do list.

Brussels sprouts are often referred to as mini-cabbages, so using the same approach to roast cabbage as sprouts should be great, right? Yes! Yes! It’s fantastic! Absolutely great! Top them with an easy-to-make (you just whisk a few ingredients together!) mustardy sauce and they are truly fantastic!

Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Onion Cajun Sauce

No matter how you do it, you’ll love these roasted cabbage wedges with onion Cajun sauce. I like to cut the cabbage into 1/2″ – 3/4″ thick slices. A consistent thickness means that the pieces cook evenly all the way across, versus if you cut them into wedges, where the thicker end won’t be as tender as the thinner one. That’s personal preference, and either way is fine. One advantage to cutting them into wedges is that they do have a different texture from one end to the other. Kinda of mixes things up.

Make sure you grip the cabbage tight as you slice it, though, or it’ll fall apart!

Also try my slow cooker stuffed cabbage rolls.

Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Onion Cajun Sauce
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Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Onion Cajun Sauce

Brussels sprouts are often referred to as mini-cabbages, so using the same approach to roast cabbage as sprouts should be great, right? Yes! Yes! It’s fantastic! Absolutely great! Top them with an easy-to-make mustardy sauce and they are truly great!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword cabbage, Cajun, onion
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 112kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Place cabbage slices on a baking sheet with a Silpat mat or sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Brush cabbage with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place in oven and roast 20 minutes or until slightly softened and lightly charred.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by melting the butter in a small saucepan.
  • Whisk in the remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove roasted cabbage slices from the oven and serve drizzled with the sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce

Do you always put ketchup on your fries? Or maybe mayonnaise? Well, try this great maple mustard dipping sauce for a change. It has the kick of yellow, Dijon and stone ground mustards, with the sweetness of real maple syrup. This is a totally different, great change from all those countless fries that have met their demise in a pool of ketchup. Put that ketchup away, you don’t need it any more!

Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce

This maple mustard dipping sauce also makes for yummy chicken finger dipping! Oh, and corn dogs? They abolulely scream for this sauce!

Also try my Sriracha mustard sauce.

Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce
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Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce

Do you always put ketchup on your fries? Or maybe mayonnaise? Well, try this great maple mustard dipping sauce for a change. It has the kick of yellow, Dijon and stone ground mustards, with the sweetness of real maple syrup.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword dipping sauce, maple, mustard
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 254kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2464mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.