The following press release and recipes are from my buddy Aswathy Mathew. A Senior Account Executive at Hermanoff Public Relations, one of Ash’s accounts is that of Koegel Meats in Flint, Michigan. Long-time readers know I grew up eating Koegel’s products and that I’m a bit proud to be serving them at the city’s beachhouse this summer here in Luna Pier. I seriously appreciate the connection I now have with the company, and Ash is the one who made that happen. You’ll now be seeing press releases from her from time-to-time within this blog. Thanks, Ash!
July is National Hot Dog Month and July 19 is National Hot Dog Day. In recognition of these two celebrations, Koegel Meats, a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of first-class, quality meats is inviting the entire family to celebrate with fun recipes.
“Summer is a fun time for cooking, especially when families are cooking America’s favorite food, hot dogs,” said John Koegel, president of Koegel Meats. “As a family company, we enjoy celebrating National Hot Dog Month with our customers and sharing recipes.”
Following are spectacular summer recipes from Koegel Meats, sure to make a splash at your family gathering:
Koegel’s Smoked Sausage and Pineapple Kebabs
1 pkg. Koegel’s 6 inch Smoked or Italian Sausage, thickly sliced
1 Pineapple, cut into chunks
1 Red Pepper, cut into chunks
1 Onion, quartered and separated into slices
8 oz. Mushrooms
Your favorite Italian dressing, for marinade
Alternate threading Koegel’s Smoked or Italian Sausage with pineapple, onions, red peppers and mushrooms on kebab skewers. If using wooden skewers, presoak for 30 minutes to keep them from burning on the grill.
Place kebabs in a 9” X 13” non-reactive pan, pour Italian dressing over. Cover and refrigerate. Marinate 2-6 hours, turning occasionally.
Preheat gas grill to medium, or make a medium-hot fire on a charcoal grill.
Grill kebabs until vegetables begin to soften and brown, basing occasionally. All Koegel products are fully cooked. Just heat for full flavor.
Smoked Sausage Fajitas
1 pkg. of Koegel’s Smoked Sausage
1 pkg. of flour tortillas
½ cup of chopped green peppers
Shredded taco cheese
Grill Smoked Sausage until heated, and heat the flour tortillas until softened. Place Smoked Sausage on the tortilla and add toppings of green peppers, lettuce, cheese and salsa.
Italian Sausage Pizza
1 pkg. of Koegel Smoked Sausage
1 pkg. of English muffins
1 can of pizza sauce
1 fresh tomato
Shredded Parmesan cheese
Toast English muffin until crunchy. Top with pizza sauce, then top with Smoked Sausage slices. Add fresh tomato slices and cheese.
These tasty recipes can also be prepared with Koegel’s Skinless Footlongs, Bratwurst, Skinless Frankfurters or Smoked Sausage. Koegel Meat products are available at selected stores in Michigan and northern Ohio. More recipes are available at www.koegelmeats.com.
I’ve found “selected stores” around here to mean Kroger locations in Monroe County and north Toledo, GFS Marketplace stores in both areas, and a few Koegel items being available at the Sam’s Club on Airport Highway and I-475 west of Toledo.