Smoked Sausage Wrap


If you grew up in Texas and ever went to a county fair, you’re probably familiar with the notion of a Smoked Sausage Wrap, a.k.a. Sausage Wrap. For the unfamiliar, it’s just what it sounds like: A smoked sausage wrapped in a flour tortilla — delicious and easy to eat as you walk around in the dusty air checking out the fake freak show and the miniature horse show and the rides that will surely one day be the cause of your demise. In that case, it’s always best to go out on a tummy full of sausage wrap. Also, these go perfectly with beer.

Smoked Sausage Wrap Video

Oh man, I wish there was a county fair in town right now. For another recipe using smoked sausage, check out these choripanes — an Argentinean specialty!

Smoked Sausage Wrap recipe – Printable!

Smoked Sausage Wrap
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Serves: 2-4
  • 2-4 smoked sausage links (about 4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced (optional)
  • ¼ cup beer
  • 1-4 flour tortillas
  • Yellow mustard, barbecue sauce, or ketchup for serving
  1. Slice the sausage links lengthwise about ½ way through, like you're butterflying them.
  2. If using a lean sausage (less than 10 g fat per link) add a teaspoon of oil to a large skillet. Heat the skillet over medium-low heat and brown the sausages on all sides slowly. If your sausage is real fatty, you can just brown them without additional oil.
  3. Once browned, add the onions and pepper and increase the heat to brown the onions a little bit. th
  4. Add the beer and cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat until evaporated. The onions should be cooked by now.
  5. Open the sausages and cook them cut sides down in the skillet for a few minutes to brown.
  6. Heat tortillas and place a sausage and some onions and peppers in each one. Top with condiments of choice, roll up and eat!

Some sides to round this out are coleslaw, potato salad, cucumber salad, and pea salad, though obviously, if you were at a fair, your available sides would be giant pickles and turkey legs.


  1. Give me 5 billion.

  2. This is officially my new go-to-good-tasting-hella-easy meal! I made it once with and once without beer and it is a bazillions times better with beer. I ate these all the time growing up in small town West Texas, but had forgotten how fantastic they are and didn’t have a friggin’ clue how to make them. My inner child loves you! Also, you’ve won me over on cast-iron and gas ranges. Nothing makes a tortilla taste better–although I may have set the smoke alarm off once.

    Only we can prevent tortilla fires.

    • Yippee! I too, grew up eating these, CurtCole! So glad you appreciate the addition of beer. :)

      Don’t burn your tortilla down!

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