Sticky Mustard and Ginger Cocktail Sausages by Girlichef

This is my third installment in this series in sharing with you a recipe that I found on #SundaySupper. These little sausages grabbed my eye and slammed me to the floor!! Oh how my hubby loves little breakfast sausages. Honestly they are not my favorite, as I so prefer bacon, as it has so much more flavor but seeing these sticky, yummy sausages, I had to try them. I knew they would be a huge hit with Ken. I wanted to make them over the holidays and I love that you can make them ahead of time, marinating them and then cooking them in the oven with little mess. I also love that you can pop them in the freezer. If you know me I am queen of the freezer and always have stuff at the ready in there. It really makes life so much easier. I love that you can eat these for breakfast or serve them at a cocktail party. So this recipe was win, win, win for me!! And they are oh so good, so win again!! Perfect for New Year’s Eve!!

I got this recipe from Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez of Girlichef. Thank you so much Heather for letting me share it here. It is a fabulous versatile recipe that you will all love. Heather is a busy gal being a mother of three, food writer and food blogger and has also attended culinary school. She has loads of amazing recipes on her gorgeous site like these little gems, Sugar and Spice Roasted Shrimp or Orange White Chocolate Cheesecakes with Cranberry Sauce served in a little jar. Both perfect for New Year’s Eve. So head on over to her site and say hi from me. Enjoy!!!

Sticky Mustard and Ginger Cocktail Sausages by Girlichef
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 50 sausages
A versatile sausage that is great for breakfast or a cocktail party!!
  • Scant ½ cup orange marmalade
  • Scant ½ cup whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. freshly grated gingeroot
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 50 uncooked breakfast sausage, approx. 2½ lbs.
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the sausages and whisk together. In a large plastic bag combine the sausages and the marinade together. Remove the air and massage to coat all the sausages. Leave in the refrigerator over night or up to 2 days. Every once in awhile flipping the bag to make sure the sausages remain well coated. You can freeze them up to 3 months at this stage too.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. We used two foil pans 10x12" or you can use one large rimmed baking sheet covered with foil. Dump the entire contents of the bag into the prepared pan or pans. Stir the sausages to evenly coat. Place in the oven and bake for 30 min. Stir the sausages and then turn the oven up to 400F. Continue baking for 15-30 min. stirring in half way. We cooked ours a bit longer as they were frozen and there was more moisture in the marinade. We cooked them for a total time of 1 hour and 15 min. or until nicely browned and sticky.
  3. I divided the recipe in half and half went into the freezer and the other half into the fridge for Christmas morn. How fabulous are these little sausages. YUM!

Recipe adapted from Girlichef and Nigella’s Kitchen




  1. says

    I’m so happy to hear that you guys enjoyed these! I am more of a bacon-for-breakfast girl myself, but I love eating this as an appetizer along side a piece of crusty sourdough…. mmmm… my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Thank you so much for the feature and the links, Tara :)

  2. Galit says

    These look amazing! I’m wondering if you think this would work with regular hot dogs? I have a freezer full and I’ve been needing something to do with them…

  3. says

    I am going to try this with the addition of sauce for chicken meatballs at my new years party! So they are like the sticky, spicy, soy sauce chicken you get in the stores. Thanks for the ideas.

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