The Buffalo Guys offered the Virtual Potluck gang a chance to try their Gourmet Buffalo Sausages. We received a package of Hot Dogs, Brats, Polish Sausages, and Andouille Sausage. The sausages were all pre-cooked and just had to be reheated.
The sausages arrived frozen, so I put them in the fridge. A few days later, I found myself needing something quick for supper. Buffalo Hot Dogs, what could be quicker? Let me say that I am not much of a hot dog eater, in fact I have been known to go hungry rather than eat a hot dog. Well I didn't have any hot dog buns. Hmm, what to do? I decided to make a quick yeast dough that I rolled thin, cut into strips and wrapped around the hot dogs. Gourmet pigs in a blanket. I loved them and so did the rest of the family! There wasn't time for any picture taking and there sure weren't any leftovers! Come to find out, I love Buffalo Hot Dogs! There's no MSG, Nitrites, fillers or other chemicals. In 2004, Bon Appetite Magazine listed this hot dog in their "Taste Test - Top Dogs" as “The Fit Frank".
Next we had the Polish Sausages, just simmered and served with a little barbecue sauce and some fried potatoes. Super delicious, also no fillers, MSG, nitrites or chemicals.
I had never tried Andouille, and my sister-in-law suggested stuffed mushrooms, it turned out to be a REALLY good idea! I could have doubled or tripled the recipe because we totally fought over them, down to the last one! They were so good. I only used one of the sausages for the stuffed mushrooms. With 5 left, I decided a batch of red beans and rice was in order. Also fantastic! I figure you don't need a recipe for red beans and rice, but if you've never made it, let me know and I will give you a run down. Also all natural, no chemicals, MSG, nitrites or fillers in the Andouille.
I haven't tried the Brats yet, but I am assured they will be every bit as delicious as the rest of these quality, gourmet Buffalo sausages.
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Buffalo Andouille Stuffed Mushrooms
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ¼ cup onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon celery, diced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 oz Buffalo Andouille Sausage (1 link), diced
- 8 oz mushrooms (white or baby bellas), cleaned
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 4 Ritz crackers
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Heat olive oil in a small skillet, add onions, celery and salt. Cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes, until onions start to soften. Add Andouille and continue to cook 2 - 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Remove stems from mushrooms. Spray a small baking dish with non-stick spray. Spoon filling into each mushroom and place into baking dish.
In a small bowl, crush crackers and add Parmesan cheese, stir together. Sprinkle over mushrooms.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and place on a serving platter.