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How else can I cook sausage?

Here's the problem: My barbecue grill is on its last legs and it runs much too hot. I am moving soon and I don't want to buy a new one yet.

I like the various sausages from OC (Tustin CA) Kosher and Jeff's (Los Angeles,) but when I cook them on the grill they get too hot too fast and they burn. At OC Kosher they sounded horrified when I said I was planning to broil the chorizo in the oven, so I cooked them on the grill and they burned. Hot dogs come out fine in the oven on broil, but I understand that they are already cooked and the sausage/chorizo/boerswors is not.

Any suggestions??

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    1. re: DeisCane

      Try doing them on indirect heat. If you have more than one burner, don't turn them all on, and place the sausages above the burner that is not on. Once they are cooked, you can put them above the burner that is on, to finish them and give them a grilled look.

    2. sautéed with olive oil and onions. Afterwards they can be used to flavor sauces or just eaten as is or in a sandwich

        1. Depends on the sausage. We get excellent Italian from Romanian Kosher and they're great in a skillet with strips of peppers and onions and served whole or cut into discs and added to a pasta sauce (you always want to get a nice browned exterior even when you're finishing in a sauce). With other sausage, either the indirect grilling method or skillet - equally fine.

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          1. re: ferret

            Wait! The idea is that I buy sausages to make a hurry-up hot dog dinner. What I am aiming for is a chorizo in a bun instead of an Empire chicken-dog. What I have been serving is "burnt offerings."

            1. re: SoCal Mother

              I have no problems popping them under the broiler - I have done Jeff's, Jack's and Romanian's sausages and they all came out great

              1. re: SoCal Mother

                As ferret said, just cook them in a skillet. It should be roughly as easy as cooking on the grill. And if you add some sliced onions and sausages to the skillet it's even better.

            2. Cooking them in a skillet is very easy...you don't need to add a lot of oil to the pan because as they cook they release their own fat...and then you can throw in some onions, peppers, mushrooms, or whatever to the pan to soak up all the flavor.