Fire Up Some Grilling Recipes with Hillshire Farm American Craft Sausage

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I’ve mentioned it a few times before, but we LOVE to grill. Every change we get, we look for an excuse to fire up the barbeque, which means I get a chance to scour the internet for new grilling recipes. I find the recipes and goodies to grill, and my hubby does the grilling. It’s a match made in flame-broiled heaven!

One goodie I recently discovered is Hillshire Farm American Craft Sausage. My husband is crazy about throwing hot dogs, kielbasa and bratwurst on the grill – pretty much anything that can be put on a bun and slathered with condiments – so I knew he’d love these sausages. I found mine at Target, and immediately made plans to top them with a Pineapple Guacamole based on a recipe I’ve been dying to try.

Sausage CollageWhat’s nice about Hillshire Farm American Craft links that they’re hand crafted to deliver exceptional flavor. To make them, they use on only the best cuts of 100% pork and real ingredients like garlic, and smoky bourbon. Oh, and there are NO nitrates, NO nitrites, and NO MSG added, so all you taste is exceptional sausage.

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We bought the Smoky Bourbon flavor, but you can also get American Craft links in Garlic and Onion, Original Bratwurst, Jalapeno and Cheddar, and Craft Beer Brat. (Next up will be Garlic and Onion links topped with peppers. There’s nothing better than sausage and peppers!)

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The real test when it comes to any new addition to our grilling menu is taste. The final verdict – the Hillshire Farm American Craft links were AMAZING and the Pineapple Guacamole was a tasty topping, too. We also added pepperjack cheese, more chopped onions and tomatoes, and pickled jalapenos. Then we paired it with some potato salad and baked beans.

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Needless to say, we’re going to be having American Craft links quite a few more times this grilling season, and I definitely recommend you do the same! If you do, be sure to use the Target coupon found here (valid 6/22 through 7/5). Look how yummy!

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Pineapple Guacamole
  • 4 avocados
  • 1 lime
  • ½ tsp of kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp of cayenne (if you like a lot of spice, add ½ tsp)
  • ⅓ sweet onion, diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tsbp crushed pineapple
  • 3 tbsp pickled jalapenos, chopped (the seeds contain the spice, so remove all if you like it mild, remove half for a medium spice and leave all for fiery!)
  1. Mash avocados with a fork
  2. Squeeze juice of 1 lime on avocados
  3. Add kosher salt and cayenne
  4. Mix in sweet onion, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, pineapple and jalapenos
  5. Chill


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  1. Wow that looks delicious!!! Yum yum yum!!!

  2. I need some of that pineapple guac. It sounds heavenly!!

  3. Yummy! I love guacamole! It’s a staple down here in TX. I’ve never tried pineapple guacamole though. I will have to now. 🙂 Thanks

  4. I am usually not a big fan of guacamole but I am intrigued by your recipe. I love pineapple so I might have to try it.

  5. This is a match made in flame-broiled heaven for my husband. He’s a huge fan of Guacamole; so I can’t wait to try your pineapple guacamole! Plus the jalapenos are a dream come true for him! #client.

  6. This just looks mouthwatering!!! I could go for one right this minute. Gotta get husband to cook these up for the holiday next week!

  7. I haven’t seen Hillshire American Craft in stores but I would love to grill these up! I will keep an eye out for them next time I’m grocery shopping!

  8. That sounds like a nice twist on a plain sausage! yummy!

  9. Ooh, this sounds awesome! I’m sure my husband and son would be all over these Hillshire sausages.

  10. First I love the way you presented your sausage. I always that extra unused bun. The pineapple guac would be a hit in our house.

  11. I’ll take Jalapeno and cheddar please. And the pineapple guacamole?1 Yes please! I am definitely trying this recipe. We love our homemade guacamole.

  12. This looks so Delish! And perfect for summer BBQ

  13. These look delicious! We will definitely try them out on our grill this summer.

  14. Perfect for a summer barbecue and much more interesting than plain old hot dogs!

  15. I never thought that pineapple would go with meat, but after eating tacos with pineapple, I changed my mind. These look great and I think I will put this recipe on my menu.

  16. That sounds like an interesting recipe. I am always looking to try something new.

  17. Maria Oller says:

    lol I love the pinapple guacamole but I cannot eat sausage less bratwurst without sauerkraut.

  18. This looks so good. I will have to try this with hillshire farm sausages

  19. That looks so good! Minus the peppers lol. I love grilling hillshire farms products! Yumm

  20. yummy I have some turkey sausage in teh fridge, what a yummy way to top it. thanks for the recipe.

  21. That’s a perfect summer meal indeed, from top to bottom. I love the idea of pineapple being in the guac.

  22. Ooh. I bet that would be fantastic. I know what I am adding to my picnic list.

  23. Pineapple sounds like a great change-up. Looks really delish

  24. I’ve never had guacamole on a hot dog before. What a yummy twist!

  25. You sure made these sausage-dogs look sexy! Those toppings are some of the most delicious dog-toppers I have seen in a while, yum!!

  26. I love sausages. Yum! I think I love the whole mixture. Never thought of putting pineapple but that could be a great twist!

  27. This looks amazing! I love all sorts of sausages, hot dogs and brats for the summer – but never thought to put guac on them. Need to try that. – Katy

  28. This looks really good and with the 4th July BBQ coming up I just may have hubby do this for me. Thanks for the recipe.

  29. Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! I know my husband and I would love it. 🙂

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