June 25, 2014

Hillshire Farm American Craft Sausage Packs Big Flavor

It's been a while since I posted about a BzzAgent campaign. One of the more recent campaigns is for Hillshire Farm American Craft sausage, but I couldn't find it anywhere in town. After a few weeks, I finally found them during my weekly grocery trip, so I bought both the Garlic & Onion and the Smoky Bourbon flavors. Hillshire Farm offers a third flavor, JalapeƱo & Cheddar, but I don't like spicy food and was pretty sure my daughter wouldn't try that one, so I didn't get it.

I have never cooked sausage before. I am not sure if I've even eaten sausage before, don't laugh. We rarely have hot dogs, so I wasn't sure what I'd think of of the Hillshire Farms sausage. I was eager to try them because I do appreciate the handcrafted quality, the slow-cooked small batch process, and definitely wanted to try the Smoky Bourbon first. Grill times were right on the package, so I just cooked them for the time indicated, turning once, and they were cooked just perfectly.

The outside was crisp and char-broiled, just like you'd expect on the grill. The inside was juicy and full of smoky, bourbon flavor. Delicious!

grilled Hillshire Farm American Craft Smoky Bourbon sausage
I also made one of the Garlic & Onion, which was delicious too. I preferred the bourbon variety, just because I like that flavor better than onion, but they're both yummy. I used them in a pasta dish and even my picky four-year-old ate them, and she usually doesn't eat much meat.

loving a bowl of pasta with sausage
My husband said, for sausage, the nutritional information was better than he'd usually expect. He's in the process of losing weight and is very conscious of calories, sugars, and protein. Overall, it was actually worth the wait, and my first experience cooking sausage at home was a success. Everyone ate what I served and they all seemed to enjoy it. We'll be having leftovers for lunch today!

Curious to know more? Check Hillshire Farm American Craft Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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