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Northern Meat’s Potato Sausage Is NOT What You Think!

Published by Rilee Waller on November 20th, 2013

Smokehouse Glenn knocked it out of the park previously by making his own recipe of potato sausage BUT…today’s recipe is different! Glenn didn’t have at his disposal the assortment of olive oils and vinegars to work with like he does now. Today, Glenn added lemon flavored olive oil and red apple balsamic vinegar to his recipe and the outcome tasted delicious.

Tasty sausage with beef & pork!

Tasty sausage with beef & pork!


For those of you who would think potato sausage is just mushed potato in a casing, ah, NO – it’s more than that! Glenn’s recipe contains potato, beef, pork, onion and his own seasonings. Whisking a mixture of the oil and vinegar, poured it over the sausage and let it set in the frig overnight. Next day, placed the sausage in a baking pan, added a ¼ cup of water to the pan and placed it in the oven at 350 to cook for an hour. Delicious!

New twist cooked with Glenn's new Oil & vinegar!

New twist cooked with Glenn’s new Oil & vinegar!



For the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Glenn has Butterball turkeys ready to fill your dinner plans with their quality taste. Also if you love ham, Glenn has the Dearborn hams that he spiral slices ready for your dinner gathering. Northern Meats also always has prime rib on hand all the time as another meal planning suggestion.



Northern Meats carries pork, beef and a selection of seafood for whatever type of meal you might desire to enjoy. Northern Meats is located in the Country Village, Ishpeming across from Cinema V Theaters and Ace Hardware. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!

Glenn's recipe with his added condiments!

Glenn’s recipe with his added condiments!




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Potato Sausage WITH…Jalapeno Peppers!!!!

Published by Rilee Waller on September 19th, 2012

Smokehouse Glenn, if you don’t know by now, is a man that is always experimenting with items available from his business, Northern Meats, located in the Country Village in Ishpeming, Michigan. You may recall in Episode 20, Glenn brought in some of his home-made potato sausage, which was incredibility delicious.

Smokehouse Glenn added some zing to this recipe!!!

Today, Smokehouse Glenn brought in potato sausage…but with a twist!!! This particular recipe of his included jalapeno peppers. Also included in this recipe is potatoes, onions, beef / pork along with Glenn’s own spice mixture. Glenn did get a request to put together this particular recipe from a customer but he didn’t go too overboard with the jalapeno peppers but they do add some zing to the sausage’s flavor!!

Customer Request Recipe!!!Smokehouse Glenn's in house recipe

The beef and pork product is course grounded, additional recipe ingredients are added then stuffed into casings. Glenn’s potato sausage is easy to cook. Place the sausage ring in a non-stick pan with a small amount of water in the bottom. Let the sausage par boil in the water, when the water cooks out, brown the sausage lightly on each side.


With on onset of fall, football and hunting seasons approaching, Smokehouse Glenn is looking to put together what he is calling “Snacker Trays”; which will offer a variety of sausages, meat sticks, cheese curds together for purchase. Glenn is also considering a “Wild Game Snacker Tray” featuring buffalo, elk and venison meats together with cheese curds, which will also taste delicious!!


Smokehouse Glenn’s taste partnership with his store neighbor, Spicy Jo’s is offering soups to their inventory of items. They both collaborated on a broccoli, cheese and bacon soup that was outstanding! Spicy Jo’s also carries an extensive assortments of spices for beef, pork and chicken; marinades, oils for cooking and creating your own marinades and her new collections of soup mixes.

Call Northern Meats for product suggestions, orders or just chat with the friendliest “custom cut butcher” in town!!!!

Episode 20 – Potato Sausage Audio

Published by Rilee Waller on January 4th, 2012
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Potato Sausage – Is It Meat ?????

Published by Rilee Waller on January 4th, 2012

Marquette01/04/12 – I’ve heard of potato pancakes, potato chip and potato salad  – but POTATO SAUSAGE!!!! How can this be???? I thought meat was the traditional product that goes inside a sausage casing! This is NOT entirely the case (he he) with Glenn’s sampling of his refined recipe of potato sausage.

Having spent 30+ years with Dearborn Sausage downstate, Glenn has never had an actual demand for this unique (and for myself) somewhat unusual product. However, once relocating on the north end of the Mighty Mac, Glenn began to get requests for potato sausage; so he and Butcher Bob set out from scratch to generate a recipe for this “not all meat” type of sausage.

After several attempts to narrow down  just the right flavor he was looking to settle on for his recipe, he finally decided on the one he is currently using in his store.  Glenn’s ingredients include lean beef, pork shoulder cuts ; fresh Idaho potatoes and onions. These four main ingredients are ground together through the meat grinder, each of which are measured in somewhat  equal proportions. The additional ingredients are non-fat dry milk, salt, onion powder and “spices” (NO, this mixture will remain an in house secret!!!). This final mixture is then cased in natural animal casing.

Smokehouse Glenn

Home made Potato Sausage

Once the sausage is cased, the product is immediately placed in the freezer to preserve the potatoes. What?? I did not think that potatoes would begin to oxidize (turn brown) through the casing wall but Glenn told me he found that this occurs so freezing avoids the spoiling of the sausage’s appearance.

Cooking process is achieved best when you place the sausage in a oven grade pan with a small amount of water in the bottom; just enough to last during the entire cooking time. Your cooking temperature is 350* for about 20 – 25 minutes or until the top of the sausage casing beginsto get crispy.

Smokehouse Glenn

Delicious Potato Sausage

Having never tasted potato sausage, I was completely surprised with Glenn’s recipe. The taste is predominantly the combination of beef and pork supported with a robust flavor of onion. I actually couldn’t taste potato but I could see that it had its place in the recipe as one of the four main ingredients. The texture is just like any of your favorite sausage; the casing is firm with a snap to it when you bite into it. This is definitely a sausage like none other!!!

Locals in the Marquette area, log on to and purchase certificates for Northern Meats and try this delicious product from Smokehouse Glenn, Marquette’s very own “custom cut butcher”!!!

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