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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07 09 7:10 am    Post subject: Big sale on Kielbasa.. Reply with quote

Today I was @ Cash & Carry (Smart N Final, United Grocery) to pick up supplies for a party I am catering tomorrow and saw that they had 11 lb packages of Kielbasa (Hillshire Farms) on sale for $8.98 a package.

That is $.82 A POUND!!! Normally this package runs $16.98

I picked up 14 packages 154 pounds to use as appetizers and added meat for multi-meat combo dinners in my catering business.

Thank goodness for a big freezer..




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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07 09 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should put a special on the menu with a sammie full of beef and Kielbasa! Wink Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07 09 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good score.. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07 09 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoEzzy wrote:
You should put a special on the menu with a sammie full of beef and Kielbasa! Wink Laughing Wink


GREAT idea!!!...Maybe I will call it Marv's Marvlus Monster Sandwich.. Laughing Laughing

I could do a mound of sliced Beef Brisket which is topped with lengthwise slices of smoked Kielbasa and topped with thick raw onion slices and dill pickles and served on a hamburger roll to which a tiny smidgen of barbecue sauce has been applied and charge $14.95 for it.. Wink Wink

Oh wait a minute ....I think I have that on my menu now.. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07 09 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice score.. For a food pantry donation. I would never serve that crap to customers. JMO
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07 09 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like your stocked up for a while Marv.
I like Hillshire Farms products.... very popular sausage around here. Most stores run specials 2 rings for $5.00.
The Kielbasa is great tossed on the smoker for a while. I sold quite a few pounds of sliced Kielbasa and drizzled with a Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce at a vending gig this late summer/early fall. People that bought it loved it. About 4-5 oz for $5.00 bucks. The Kielbasa was a fourth meat option at that gig. We sold pulled pork, riblets, chicken legs & the kielbasa.... sold out all products about an hour before the end of the festival. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07 09 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hunter74 wrote:
Nice score.. For a food pantry donation. I would never serve that crap to customers. JMO



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07 09 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff T wrote:
Looks like your stocked up for a while Marv.
I like Hillshire Farms products.... very popular sausage around here. Most stores run specials 2 rings for $5.00.
The Kielbasa is great tossed on the smoker for a while. I sold quite a few pounds of sliced Kielbasa and drizzled with a Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce at a vending gig this late summer/early fall. People that bought it loved it. About 4-5 oz for $5.00 bucks. The Kielbasa was a fourth meat option at that gig. We sold pulled pork, riblets, chicken legs & the kielbasa.... sold out all products about an hour before the end of the festival. Very Happy


Hey Jeff, HS Farms is popular around here too as we don't have a lot (couple small independents) places that make it so we have to resort to "store bought".

Actually HS Farms is one of my favorites and I was planning on doing just what you did (Raspberry Chipotle). I have use that same sauce with meatballs and was very good.. Smoke the meatballs until done then add to the sauce and put back on smoker to heat sauce.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08 09 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being from WI. where we have a pretty endless supply of kick ass fresh sausages and meat markets I would be embarrassed and laughed at if I offered precooked packaged sausage. Guess its probably a your mileage will vary depending on your location and ones taste buds.

Hope you make a killing with it tho. And I hope we can find a killer deal like that for our next drop off at the food pantry in two weeks.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09 09 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hunter74 wrote:
Being from WI. where we have a pretty endless supply of kick ass fresh sausages and meat markets I would be embarrassed and laughed at if I offered precooked packaged sausage. Guess its probably a your mileage will vary depending on your location and ones taste buds.

Hope you make a killing with it tho. And I hope we can find a killer deal like that for our next drop off at the food pantry in two weeks.


Aint that the truth!!
Iwhile visiting other states, I realized that having access to great sausage is defenitely a midwestern thing and not an easy accomplishment in other parts of the country.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09 09 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry Nutczak wrote:
hunter74 wrote:
Being from WI. where we have a pretty endless supply of kick ass fresh sausages and meat markets I would be embarrassed and laughed at if I offered precooked packaged sausage. Guess its probably a your mileage will vary depending on your location and ones taste buds.

Hope you make a killing with it tho. And I hope we can find a killer deal like that for our next drop off at the food pantry in two weeks.


Aint that the truth!!
Iwhile visiting other states, I realized that having access to great sausage is defenitely a midwestern thing and not an easy accomplishment in other parts of the country.


Yea, kind of like Salmon, Oysters, & Clams in the North West, Lobster in Maine....each region has their "claim to fame" it seems.

We do have a few (couple) small fry places that do make good sausage here but they are pretty proud of it too....if you know what I mean Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09 09 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="marvsbbq"]
Harry Nutczak wrote:
Lobster in Maine....each region has their "claim to fame" it seems.


Lobster, crab, haddock, steamer clams, mahogany clams, scallops, shrimp, stripers, tuna, mako, urchin, hag fish, sea cucumbers, blue fish, mackerel, herring, skate, farm raised salmon, Pollock, etc……

Depending on the season, the market, and I think I missed a few… Very Happy

Try to find that FRESH in the mid-west!!!!! Fresh sausage, yeah we don’t have that, only from a local farmers market. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09 09 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip.

Use that product or at least the beef one at home, stir fried (in its own juices) and tossed in spagetti sauce.

How long do you smoke it and at what temp? Does it take any smoke flavor?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09 09 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jerk Pit Master wrote:
Thanks for the tip.

Use that product or at least the beef one at home, stir fried (in its own juices) and tossed in spagetti sauce.

How long do you smoke it and at what temp? Does it take any smoke flavor?


I usually smoke them for about an hour @ 250 or so...just until plump and before the skins break. If you wait too long (after skin breaks) the skin seems to get tough.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09 09 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great deal on that sausage fest Marv! Shocked Wink Razz Cool Laughing

I like the beef/sausage sammie combo- a Chicago type favorite of mine to be sure.

We have a local meat cutter that will make fresh sausage to order, and tweak the mix to your liking (hot/mild, mix of meat(s), lean to fat etc.).

Problem is most folks won't pay big bucks for a sausage sammie (but it is an option of course).
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BBQMAN wrote:
Great deal on that sausage fest Marv! Shocked Wink Razz Cool Laughing

I like the beef/sausage sammie combo- a Chicago type favorite of mine to be sure.

We have a local meat cutter that will make fresh sausage to order, and tweak the mix to your liking (hot/mild, mix of meat(s), lean to fat etc.).

Problem is most folks won't pay big bucks for a sausage sammie (but it is an option of course).


Even though I do have Marv's Marvlus Monster Sandwich on my menu...I plan to use the Kielbasa more for appetizers.

At this cost, I can offer a great "special" on it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09 09 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Marv!

BBQMAN, what would that fresh custom sausage cost you per pound?
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Been a while- last time I checked they were about $2-$3 ea. my cost for a pork blend.

Go to veal (alligator, or anything else exotic) and the price jumps considerably.

If your interested I'll make a call................................
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09 09 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBQMAN wrote:
Been a while- last time I checked they were about $2-$3 ea. my cost for a pork blend.

Go to veal (alligator, or anything else exotic) and the price jumps considerably.

If your interested I'll make a call................................


What does that break down to in price per pound?
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Probably $10-$12 Marv, same as what I get for pulled pork. Shocked Cool
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