Braised Sweet Sausage Recipe

Braised Sweet Sausage
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 45 mins | Active Time: | Makes: 6 to 8 servings

This dish is a take on one of my favorite family recipes, with breakfast sausages replacing fresh kielbasa. The sweet-savory maple coating pairs equally well with pancakes, waffles, or French toast.

This recipe was featured as part of our Cold-Weather Comfort Food menu.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork breakfast sausage links
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest (from 1/2 orange)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Heat the oven to 400°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
  2. Arrange sausage links in a single layer in a 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Combine orange juice, syrup, and zest in a small bowl. Pour juice mixture over sausage links and turn to coat.
  3. Roast until browned and caramelized, turning halfway through, about 40 minutes.