SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnsonville Sausage today announced it has introduced four varieties of Premium Fully Cooked Sausage, now available at retailers nationwide. This new cooking sausage is available in Andouille, Polish Kielbasa, Smoked and Three Cheese Italian Style.
Each variety of Johnsonville Premium Fully Cooked sausage is made with premium cuts of pork, no fillers and flavorful blends of seasonings. Andouille features a special blend of Cajun spices; Polish Kielbasa includes Johnsonville's unique combination of garlic and black pepper; Three Cheese Italian Style has a blend of Mozzarella, Romano and Parmesan cheese, along with traditional Italian herbs and spices; and Smoked Sausage boasts a savory smoke blend. In addition to quality ingredients and unique flavors, this new product features an innovative packaging design, with two individually wrapped and freshly sealed sausages.
"At Johnsonville, we recognize mom's desire for convenience and value, in addition to quality and flavor," said Chris O'Toole, Johnsonville brand manager. "Our new Premium Cooking Sausage is a great way for her to provide a flavorful protein as part of a wholesome meal. The individually wrapped portion packs also provide a great option to prepare a smaller meal for one or two people."
O'Toole added that the three recipes available on each package of Johnsonville Premium Fully Cooked Sausage provide a variety of answers to the ever-looming question, "What's for dinner?"
As these new sausage varieties are already fully cooked, preparation is quick and easy. He suggests trying one of the on-pack recipe solutions, Johnsonville's "Fast and Easy Red Beans and Sausage." With only five steps and ready in less than 30 minutes, it's a quick and delicious dinner the whole family will enjoy.
Fast and Easy Red Beans and Sausage
The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage
What you need:
- 1 pkg. Johnsonville® Andouille Sausage, diced
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 medium green pepper, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
- 2 cans (16 oz. each) light red kidney beans
- cooked white rice
1. In a skillet, brown sausage in oil for 3-4 minutes.
2. Add celery, onion, green pepper and garlic. Continue to cook until vegetables are tender.
3. Add water, bay leaves, cayenne pepper and beans. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
4. Remove bay leaves.
5. Serve over hot rice.
The new varieties of Premium Fully Cooked Sausage are available in 13.5-ounce packages that each contain two cooking links. Johnsonville Premium Fully Cooked Sausage is now available at retailers nationwide for a suggested price of $3.99.
For more information and more great recipes, visit www.johnsonville.com.
About Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Sausage is the No. 1 national brand of brats, Italian sausage, smoked-cooked links and fresh breakfast sausage links. Johnsonville employs approximately 1,300 members. Each member takes ownership of product quality to ensure the excellence and "Big Flavor" of Johnsonville Sausage. Founded in 1945 by Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, the company remains privately owned today. www.johnsonville.com.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Christie Moore: 920.453.7422
SOURCE Johnsonville Sausage, LLC