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Sep 29, 2013 06:43 PM

Grow and Behold sausage

I am not a fan of frankfurters. I do love sausages. I ordered Sweet Italian Sausage from Grow and Behold. They were wonderful. I ordered the sausage filling bulk and used it to make a moussaka. It was out of this world.

I am now a total fan. I'm going to order more raw sweet Italian bulk sausage and stuff some vegetables. It is magical stuff.

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  1. I'm going to look into this. I keep saying I'm going to order from grow & behold and I haven't yet. What else do you recommend?

    On the topic of sausage... Had some recently from Glatt Mart in Brooklyn. Excellent--- much better than the Jacks brand

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    1. re: cheesecake17

      I tried Jacks, and it had that hotdog taste that I don't like. Nitrates, maybe?

      Glatt Mart isn't convenient for me, but I loved the Grow and Behold. I also had wonderful beef cut for stew. Really, really good meat.

      I'm trying the osso bucco next.

      1. re: AdinaA

        I've used the beef from Grow and Behold before. Their stuff is top notch!

        1. re: AdinaA

          The jacks brand seemed "smooth" maybe the nitrates or maybe just very processed

          1. re: cheesecake17

            Has nothing to do with nitrates, it's just not a traditional sausage. It's emulsified like a hot dog so you don't get the distinctive textural quality of a true sausage.

        2. re: cheesecake17

          I second the opinion re: Glatt Mart. They have spicy Italian and sweet Italian.

        3. You will not find a better Italian than Romanian's in Chicago. And you'll never convince me otherwise. It's a damn fine sausage (but they don't ship anything other than salami/salami sticks).

          1. I've been staring at their products for over a year now but never ordered. Now that I'm pregnant, I'm ready to order because no one else has nitrite-free products (from what I can find in Brooklyn).

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            1. re: laurenblok

              i havent had their sausages, but their chicken, is like nothing ive ever tasted, if i could afford to, its what id be buying all the time

              1. re: laurenblok

                Unfortunately, "no nitrite" means no added nitrite, it doesn't mean that there aren't nitrites sourced from other ingredients like celery powder or celery juice.

                If the sausage is pink/red, then they're using something to keep it that color.

                1. re: ferret

                  It specifically says on their website by all their products that they are not pink.

              2. I love everything at grow and behold. I also order from kol foods. Try the sausage sampler . Wish the they had rolls the equal to the sausage

                1. The bacon from G&B is great, I love stir frying it with vegetables. I don't notice a taste difference with their poultry, but I do with their meat-meat.