While sausages seem pretty straightforward to cook, they can actually be fairly tricky to get right. It’s easy to perfectly cook the outside and end up with a raw center, or to char the outside and end up with a perfect interior. Here we give you the best methods for cooking sausages in Suvie so you get it right every time. For a complete list of sausage recipes, click here.
How to Sous Vide Sausage in Suvie
To ensure even cooking throughout, we recommend sous viding your sausages and then searing them to finish. Use the chart below to find your ideal level of doneness. Like most sous vide meats, the longer you cook sausages, the more tender your meat will become. Leaving the sausage in the water bath for longer than 1 hour won’t cook the meat beyond the desired doneness, but it will affect the texture.
1) Vacuum seal your sausages, place in a Suvie pan, and cover completely with water.
2) Select “Sous Vide” on the display screen.
3) The best temperature to sous vide sausage is between 145°F and 155°F for 1 to 3 hours. Select the time and temperature. If cooking from frozen, be sure to select “Yes” when asked if cooking from frozen.
4) Input settings, and cook now or schedule.
|145°F||1-3 hours||Very soft and juicy|
|150°F||1-3 hours||Firm, but still juicy|
|155°F||1-3 hours||Firm and less juicy, like a sausage cooked with conventional methods|
|160°F||1-3 hours||Very firm, less juicy|
5) After cooking, pour off water from pans, and remove sausage from vacuum packaging.
6) Pat sausage dry. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a large cast iron skillet until just smoking. Add sausage and sear for 1 minute per side until browned.
How to Roast Sausage in Suvie
There are a few ways that you can roast sausages in Suvie. You can roast whole sausages at 400°F for 30 minutes or you can slice the sausages, arrange them on a greased roasting rack, and broil for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking.
How to Slow Cook Sausage in Suvie
Sausages are one of the best ingredients to slow cook. When submerged in broth or marinara sauce, sausages infuse the surrounding liquid with ample amounts of flavor. You can slow cook sausages without any additional liquid, but we think slow cooking with liquid is best. Our recommended time and temperature is to slow cook sausage on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. For a list of slow cook sausage recipes, click here.