Sainsbury's TtheD - Beef & Black Pepper

Having been under pressure recently from a journalist friend to justify why we have been only sampling pork sausage, we picked up some "beef & cracked black pepper" to get us started...

Yes they were OK, but if we were absolutely honest, not what we'd call an exceptional Sainsbury's sausage. Frankly taste and texture-wise you might as well have eaten a reasonable quality "beefburger"! 

Now don't get us wrong, these are a very well made sausage, and they cook up very well and retain a good succulence.  However you cannot escape the fact that probably in a blind tasting you wouldn't be able to "taste the difference" between these and a beefburger, even though ironically these were actually Sainsbury's "Taste the Difference" sausages!

75% beef and the cracked black pepper go in together to create a reasonable bite and a good chew, with good skins that incidentally didn't split.  A slightly smaller size of sausage in between what we would normally see and a chipolata. Quite a bit of weight loss and quite an amount of residual oil (18ml) was left in the pan though which did give the appearance of the sausages having a bit of a swim.

Not something we would probably buy again, but give them a try yourself and see if you agree.

Sainsbury's TtheD Beef & Black Pepper  
  (Nov 2012)

Here's the sample details:
110x25mm before cooking, 110x22mm after.
59g before cooking, 46g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 14% & weight loss of approx 22%.
6 in a 350g pack at 2.79 (approx 7.98/kg)



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