Hillshire Farm® Brand Serves up the Premium Quality of Angus Beef with Three New Smoked Sausage Offerings, Launching This Spring

Hillshire Farm ® Brand Serves up the Premium Quality of Angus Beef with Three New Smoked Sausage Offerings, Launching This Spring

New Line of Premium, Pre-Seasoned and Pre-Cooked Angus Beef Offerings Include Smoked Beef, Polska Kielbasa and Italian Style Angus Smoked Sausage

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Whether it’s the Easter holiday, spring entertaining occasions or everyday meals for the family, Americans continue to seek out premium quality meats with robust favors that can complement any of their favorite dishes and freshen-up the meal routine. Building upon its strong portfolio of smoked sausage offerings, Hillshire Farm brand has introduced three new Angus beef smoked sausage products to its portfolio, offering consumers superior quality that is synonymous with Angus beef and the premium flavor profiles consumers are looking for during everyday meal occasions.

Pre-seasoned and pre-cooked for meal preparation ease, Hillshire Farm Angus Beef Smoked Sausage is available in three flavors including Smoked Beef, Polska Kielbasa and Italian Style. Each new item is finely crafted with perfectly blended seasonings and premium cuts of Angus beef, making Hillshire Farm Angus Beef Smoked Sausage an essential ingredient for elevating a variety of meals, including a simple, savory supper or a special seasonal dish. With no MSG, each flavor brings a new opportunity to make a great tasting meal consumers can feel good about serving their families.

“With the arrival of the spring season, we know consumers are looking for new meal options, and we expect they will really enjoy the flavor of Hillshire Farm Angus Beef Smoked Sausage. The new sausage items are premium quality, simple to prepare and extremely versatile – an ingredient that makes great tasting meals effortless,” said Reggie Moore, vice president, marketing, Hillshire Farm brand. “Our new Angus beef smoked sausage follows in the Hillshire Farm brand’s78 year commitment to serving premium quality smoked sausage made with the utmost care and craftsmanship.”

For consumers looking to spice up their spring routine with simple yet delicious dishes, Hillshire Farm Angus Beef Smoked Sausage can serve as the base in a variety of recipes, providing a pre-seasoned flavor profile that will elevate any recipe. Try this macaroni and cheese recipe using Hillshire Farm Angus Beef Smoked Sausage – a creamy dish that combines the robust flavor of Angus sausage with the sharp taste of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 6 servings (about 1 cup each)

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. Hillshire Farm Angus Beef Smoked Sausage
  • 2 cups macaroni (about 8 ounces), cooked, drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
Directions:
1.   Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut sausage into ½” cubes. Cook sausage over medium-high heat stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes or until sausage is lightly browned. Remove sausage from skillet; keep warm.
2. Combine cheeses reserving ½ cup. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in combined cheeses and heavy cream; stir constantly until cheese melts and sauce is smooth.
3. Stir in sausage and cooked macaroni. Pour mixture into a greased 2-quart baking dish. Top with reserved cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are bubbling.

Hillshire Farm Angus Beef Smoked Sausage products are found in the refrigerated meat section at supermarkets nationwide for the suggested retail price of $4.99. For more information and recipes visit www.hillshirefarm.com or be our fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hillshirefarm.

About Hillshire Farm

Hillshire Farm brand has been providing quality meat products since 1934. Our products are versatile, easy to use and are available in convenient stay-fresh packaging in a variety of cuts, sizes and flavors. The Hillshire Farm portfolio of quality meats includes Hillshire Farm lunchmeats, Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage, Hillshire Farm Link Sausage and Hillshire FarmLit’l Smokies cocktail links. Visit www.hillshirefarm.com for additional information.

About The Hillshire Brands Company

The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH  ) is a leader in meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The company generated approximately $4 billion in annual sales in fiscal 2012 and has approximately 9,500 employees. Hillshire Brands’ portfolio includes iconic brands such as Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, State Fair, Sara Lee frozen bakery and Chef Pierre pies, as well as artisanal brands Aidells and Gallo Salame. For more information on the company, please visit www.hillshirebrands.com.



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