Cooking: None needed as such, these come precooked. As a heat and serve dish, they’re quite flexible in how you choose to bring them up to temp. I used the air fryer for example, which also helped developed a little crisp.
Taste and texture: Surprisingly good – considering their pre-cooked nature. I imagined something dried out and listless. The sausages have a nice medium-coarse texture with no apparent gristle or lumpiness. The taste is exactly as it says on the package, plenty of upfront sweetness (not cloyingly so) that gives way to some porkiness and minor spiciness. There’s lot of Italian ragu-type sauce flavor throughout.
Overall: They aren’t haute cuisine by a long stretch, but I’ve had myriad worse sausages. These are fun and come together in a second. It didn’t go unnoticed five come to a pack too – when compared to their peers where four to a pack are more commonplace.
Are Johnsonville Flame Grilled Sweet & Spicy Sausage any good?
These are. solid product that do exactly what they say on the tin. Sweetness and spice come together in an enjoyable balance along with lots of Italian flavors.
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