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How to Broil Sausage

author image Janice Woodsen
Janice Woodsen has been a writer with a focus on nutrition and medical articles since 1997. She was senior editor for the "People's Medical Society" and has professional affiliations with the American Dietetic Association and Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine among others. Woodsen earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the State University of New York.
How to Broil Sausage
How to Broil Sausage

Sausage is usually made up of ground meat and seasonings, which are packed into a casing and formed into links. This method was designed for food-preservation purposes, portion control and the preparation — smoking, curing, drying — of meats. Sausage can be cooked many ways; frying and grilling are two common practices. With broiling, the heat source comes from above; this is done in an oven. Broiling helps give the sausage a distinct flavor by charring, something you can't achieve by baking.

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Step 1

Set your oven to "broil" and allow it several minutes to heat up.

Step 2

Place the sausage in a shallow broiler pan. Place the pan in the oven, once heated, about 4 inches from the heat source. Let the sausage cook for five minutes.

Step 3

Turn the sausage after five minutes with a pair of tongs and let cook another five minutes.

Step 4

Check the temperature of the sausage with a meat thermometer to see if the sausage needs additional time in the broiler. Cooking times will vary depending on whether or not the sausage is raw, frozen or pre-cooked, and also by size and ingredients. Generally, sausage can be cooked in around 10 to 15 minutes in a broiler. Cook sausage to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

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