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The Battle of the Polish Sausage

Published by Rilee Waller on November 26th, 2014

Smokehouse Glenn has over 45 years of sausage making experience with Dearborn Sausage and you can tell with every bite that he has learned the business very well. Today, Glenn brought in two varieties of his polish sausage – Fresh and Smoked polish sausage.

Glenn’s background story on polish sausage is that it is one of the simplest variety of sausage with regard of the flavoring in its recipe. Polish sausage uses salt, pepper, garlic and Marjoram. Any other variety of sausage add to this base recipe to generate their own ethnic taste. Now, add cure and smoke your recipe and you have smoked polish sausage – both recipes served in natural casing for that tremendous sausage SNAP!

Take your pick! Both taste great!

Take your pick! Both taste great!

The fresh variety will receive the extra grilling taste very well since it is such a simple mixture. The smoked recipe is my favorite with its robust essence from the smoking process.

Smokehouse Glenn will be closed to observe Thanksgiving but will be opened for Black Friday shoppers from 10 am to 6 pm. Remember to ask Glenn about his holiday sampler boxes for his olive oils or balsamic vinegars as holiday gifts.

Smokehouse Glenn is located in the Country Village, 1040 Country Lane is the place for delicious beef, chicken, seafood and pork! Store hours are M – Sat. 10 to 6; Sundays 10 – 4. Call 485-4220!

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Smoked Polish Sausage – Traditional Taste Sensation!

Published by Rilee Waller on March 20th, 2013

One of the first items that Smokehouse Glenn brought to the office for us to sample was his Polish Sausage. We revisited this delicious item today and it tastes outstanding as it did previously. Polish sausage was a part of our dinner rotation growing up because of my Mom’s polish background. Boy, does this bring back childhood memories – delicious dinners made by Mom with delicious Polish sausage, Mmmmm!

Smokehouse Glenn's personal sausage recipe taste great!

Smokehouse Glenn’s personal sausage recipe taste great!


Smokehouse Glenn's fabulous tasting Sausage

Smokehouse Glenn’s fabulous tasting Sausage

As Glenn explained to me, the recipe for Polish sausage is one of the simplest for seasoning – salt, pepper, garlic & Marjoram; the Polish keep the flavoring simple and oh, so good tasting! To personalize his particular recipe, Glenn sprinkles a very small pinch of chili pepper flakes for an occasional spark of heat to tease the taste buds! If you have never tasted Polish sausage, you owe yourself a favor to get some of this smoked savory goodness from Northern Meats!


Saturday, the 23rd, Northern Meats will be featuring their 3rd Sample Saturday – Hamming it up with Dearborn Hams! Stop in and see Glenn spiral slice and glaze these delicious Dearborn hams. I’m stopping in because I want to see the glazing process. Don’t forget, Smokehouse Glenn will be offering samples and taking orders for Easter hams!!

Smoked Polish Sausage      
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Northern Meats says Merry Christmas with Delicious Treats!

Published by Rilee Waller on December 19th, 2012

Smokehouse Glenn has a fine way of saying, “Merry Christmas” for the holiday with two unique items from his store, Northern Meats. Dearborn Holiday Smoked Kielbasa and his own Habanero Snack Sticks.

Dearborn Sausage Holiday Variety

Glenn just recently began making these Habanero Snack Sticks in his Test Kitchen at Northern Meats and don’t let the name fool ya!!! These snack sticks have a slight kick to them but nothing like what you would associate with the habanero pepper; a great all around flavor that are delicious!!!!

Habanero Snack Sticks from Northern Meats

A lifetime involvement with Dearborn Sausage Co., Glenn sliced up some limited edition ‘holiday” kielbasa which is a course ground mixture of pork with an extra amount of garlic for flavoring. I’ve eaten kielbasa alot growing up in New York and Dearborn’s recipe is the best tasting brand. I am so glad I brought in some Guilden’s Spice Brown Mustard for Heather to try because that became our dipping sauce for the kielbasa….Mmmmmm!


Another Smokehouse Glenn Test Kitchen Recipe!


Glenn has a fresh seafood connection added to his store with a wide variety of seafood ranging from King Crab, lobster tails, jumbo gulf shrimp, jumbo scallops, oyster cups, frog legs, escargot and perch. One can truly plan a wonderful “Surf & Turf” dinner by making a stop to see Glenn at Northern Meats – Happy Holiday Dining!!!!

Savory Smoked Polish Sausage Hit The Mark

Published by Rilee Waller on August 31st, 2011

Marquette08/31/2011– Smokehouse Glenn made his weekly Wednesday appearance at the radio station today for the Shopping Shop and dazzled my taste buds with the latest sampling of his Smoked Polish Sausage. I remember as a kid, my Mom would make Polish sausage and sauerkraut for dinner but this sausage was not in my childhood memories.

Smokehouse Glenn Smoked Polish Sausage

Smoked Polish Sausage

There was an inviting aroma sneaking out of Glenn’s sample tray that was the first stage of this week’s sampling experience. I couldn’t actually place a particular spice aroma emminating from the sausage and I looked at the package labeling to gain a clue to his seasoning secret. I see Glenn has “spices” listed on the label, will he share his secret? Polish sausage is seasoned very simply, Glenn says, this one has garlic powder, brown sugar, salt and marjoram. Simple enough, but in the correct proportions to consist of a light and delightful flavoring. Upon biting into my sample portion, my immediate attention was on the casing; not too thick and chewy, like some varieties. Pork is moist and again seasoned just right!! Now this Polish sausage would gain a spot on my Mom’s selective standards for her Polish dishes –  – Oh, Mom, it’s really good!!!! You need to try this!!!

Episode 3 – Smoked Polish Sausage Audio