It’s a new year, and a new look at sausage.

Seemore Meats & Veggies is a Brooklyn-based enterprise founded by a fourth-generation butcher and named for her grandfather, Seymour, who taught her how to make sausages.

It has an original point-of-view, with a creative lineup of flavorful vegetable-infused sausages.

Yes, there are other companies that sell humanely raised, pastured, grass-fed, meat.

Yes, there are vegetarian sausages.

But Seemore’s Cara Nicoletti decided to make a sustainable sausage with grass-fed meat while enabling meat lovers to consume less meat—another goal of conscientious consumers.

Cara’s solution: veggie-forward sausages.
 
 
SEEMORE’S APPROACH TO SAUSAGES

Seemore’s sausage links are packed with pork or chicken but also with fresh vegetables. The result:

  • Each link has 10g of protein from the meat.
  • Veggies contribute additional nutrition, such as fiber, calcium and vitamin C.
  • It’s a more sustainable way to eat meat, with up to 60% less meat than a conventional sausage.
  • Most carnivores won’t notice that there is less meat—although the beet version, a dazzling magenta color (photos #1 and #4), may raise questions.
  • The sausages are made with premium ingredients and sustainable practices: GAP Certified meat, no artificial ingredients, no nitrates or phosphates.
  • The line is gluten-free.
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    We can attest that the sausages are very meaty. They are texturally and taste-wise like an all-meat sausage, but maybe even better: rich and savory, but also bright with that certain something extra.

    Yes, the vegetables are a bonus, adding nuance and color along with subtle flavor. The Bubbe’s Chicken Soup variety really does taste like chicken soup!

    You don’t have to be a gourmet to love them; but if you are a gourmet, consider the Seemore line as “gourmet” sausage.

    The flavor names are fun, too:

  • Broccoli Melt: pork, broccolini, Monterey Jack, and pepperoncini
  • Bubbe’s Chicken Soup: chicken, herbs, carrots and celery
  • La Dolce Beet-A: pork, beets, garlic and fennel
  • Loaded Baked Potato: pork, potatoes, Cheddar, uncured bacon bits and chives
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    WAYS TO ENJOY SEEMORE SAUSAGES

    Beyond breakfast and sausage pizza, you won’t run out of ways to use Seemore sausages. Consider:

  • Bangers & Mash*
  • Brat-style on a roll with slaw (photo #6)
  • Charcuterie plates
  • Fondue dippers or queso fundido
  • Frittata, along with broccoli
  • Grain bowls
  • Green salad, with watercress or arugula and apples
  • Grilled with veggies (sautéed cabbage, greens (collards, kale, spinach)
  • Loaded baked potato
  • Mixed grill† with roast chicken or chops
  • On a stick (check out this recipe)
  • Pasta, pasta bake, mac and cheese with sliced sausage
  • Pasta en brodo, e.g. broth with orecchiette or tortellini, kale or spinach, cherry tomatoes and white beans (recipe)
  • Pot pies, hand pies
  • Quiche
  • Risotto (recipe for Pumpkin, Sage & Sausage Risotto)
  • Sandwiches: grilled cheese, sausage and meatball, sliced sausage “cheeseburger”
  • Sausage, Peppers & Onions (sandwich, or over pasta or rice)
  • Savory oatmeal or other porridge, sliced, with herbs)
  • Scrambled egg hash: with caramelized onions, feta or other cheese, diced or baby potatoes, sausage, spinach, tomatoes
  • Sheet pan sausage supper with veggies
  • Skewers with bell peppers, cheese chunks, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, pineapple chunks
  • Strata (try this Cheese Strata With Sausage & Kale)
  • Stir-Frys
  • Stuffing/dressing
  • Tapas: grilled, sliced and served with toasted baguette slices and a condiment
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    COOKING TIP: Note that for more casual cooking, the sausages cook up best when heated either in a pan or on a grill. The cooking time for either method should be between 3-6 minutes.

    Don’t microwave the sausages: It hardens the sausage casing.
     
     
    GET YOUR SAUSAGES

  • Seemore Website
  • Murray’s Cheese
  • Store locator
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    MORE WAYS TO ENJOY SAUSAGES

  • ‘Nduja, Spicy Pork Spread
  • Beer & Sausage Pairings
  • 21 Ways To Use Leftover Sausage
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    [1] A spread of Seemore sausages (photos #1 to #5 © Murray’s Cheese).


    [2] Seemore’s Broccoli Melt sausages.


    [3] Seemore’s Bubbe’s Chicken Soup sausages.


    [4] Seemore’s La Dolce Beet-A sausages.


    [5] Seemore’s Loaded Baked Potato sausages.


    [6] Serve Seemore sausages brat-style on a bun; here, with dill mayo and crunchy slaw (photo © Seemore Meats & Veggies).

     

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    *Bangers and mash, a favorite U.K. comfort food, consists of mashed potatoes (mash) with grilled sausages (bangers) and gravy.

    †A mixed grill is a plate traditionally consisting of grilled sausage, a grilled chop, a piece of grilled steak, grilled mushrooms and grilled tomatoes. There are many variations. An Italian mixed grill, for example, also features chicken marinated in olive oil, garlic, lemon and rosemary), plus beef and pork.

      

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