Fresh Original Beef Rope Sausage

4.90 out of 5 based on 30 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

Known by old-timers as “Elgin Hot Sausage” or simply “Hot Guts”, this is the sausage that put Southside on the map. Now available to order in rope form exactly as we sell it fresh in our meat markets. Unlike the shorter links, each fresh (raw) rope measures approximately 44-48 inches long and weighs 2 lbs. Seasoned with cracked black pepper, it is all beef, coarsely ground in a natural pork casing. This is our signature item, made fresh in-house daily for a level of quality, taste, and enjoyment you can’t find anywhere else. Since 1882.

Gluten Free. No MSG.
Orders filled using 2 lb. packages.


9 reviews for Fresh Original Beef Rope Sausage

  1. 5 out of 5

    Herb KRANTZ:

    I grew up on this sausage. I’ve lived throughout in different parts of the United States and nowhere but in the Elgin Texas could you get this wonderful sausage. Now I’m back living in Houston and every time we get through Elgin or through Bastrop now we buy sausage and bring home with us. Best sausage and Texas.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Pete Selvera:

    I was raised on this sausage and I’m now in my 60’s. I live in Midland Tx and we make frequent trips just to buy in lump sums to keep in the freezer. Best sausage in the USA.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Roderick Holcombe:

    I have been a customer of Southside Market since about 1949 in the old building. Sawdust on the floor and knives chained to the tables. The Sausage was made from bull meat and called hot guts. I liked the old store.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Roderick Holcombe:

    I have been a customer of Southside Market since about 1949 in the old building. Sawdust on the floor and knives chained to the tables. The Sausage was made from bull meat and called hot guts. I liked the old store.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Charles Rising (verified owner):

    Just grilled it up for the first time with some homemade Tex-Mex pinto beans and wow. Love the flavor, it’s unique and ready tasty. Ok I’ll say it, one of the best sausage I’ve ever had. Diner transported me back to recon in my Oregon back yard. Next time I’ll smoke it the finish it on the grill. Can’t wait.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Robbie Colt:

    I was turned on to Elgin “hot guts” about 30 years ago when I lived in Austin area. In 2012 I moved to KY but make several trips to TX to see kids n grandkids each year. I make many special trips to Elgin to get the best sausage around and take many many pounds back to KY. Seems I have more friends now! LOL. Love it and brisket too. Thanks Phil.

  7. 5 out of 5

    George Brooks Sr (verified owner):

    Just Texas Good!!!!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn Gooden (verified owner):

    Very good

  9. 5 out of 5

    Shellie Crothers jr. (verified owner):

    I am pleased with the taste and flavor of your beef top sausage thank you.

  10. 5 out of 5

    K.B. (verified owner):

    this sausage should be against the law! There is no reason something should taste this DAM GOOD!!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn Gooden (verified owner):

    Love it

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Walker (verified owner):

    Southside Market in Elgin Texas Is By far the greatest meat market for sausage you can go to..try it

  13. 5 out of 5

    Richard Moten (verified owner):

    My Wife and I make the trip to Texas every other year from Yuba City and our first stop is to Southside. My wife had her first taste two years ago and she now know what I have been saying about the Brisket. Thanks I’m from Austin but have been gone for years.

  14. 5 out of 5


    Best in the West forget all the rest!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Joseph M Monroe:

    No review

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rene Molina:

    I’ve had it in store and it is awesome best sausage every Eaton I’ve lived in Austin now I live in Houston and every now and then when I go through Helgen I stopped off and had me lunch I love the place y’all keep doing the good here

  17. 5 out of 5

    Antonio terry:

    Hello I’m about too open a food trailer bbq. Do you all sell by the case? And if so how much? I know you have all types of sausage.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Vernon Dyer:

    I once lived in Elgin,Texas,and grew up on Hot Guts,and still loved them to this day… I live in Iowa now and enjoy turning my friends on to Elgin hotguts,they never had them befor,and caint beleive,how wounderfull they are.. keep it up Elgin… Go WildCats!!… ?

  19. 5 out of 5

    Bobby Yancy:

    Hands down the best sausage I’ve ever had, we have been preparing it for friends and family well over 25years. If you haven’t tried it yet your missing out. I prefer it grilled but lots of people like it smoked either way it’s delicious

  20. 4 out of 5

    Fred D Allen:


  21. 5 out of 5

    Gerald Alford:

    My family and I love Southside Market! Always a perfect place for family get together at Christmas! Their sausage is awesome!!!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jeanette Galbreath:

    Moved to Minnesota over 40yrs ago I come home once a year. I really look forward to the Elgin sausages and beef brisket.

  23. 5 out of 5


    I’ve lived all over the world and nothing compares or reminds me of home like Elgin Sausage. It’s a family trademark. I can’t wait to pass the memories of stopping here to get our Elgin sausage as we continue our roadtrip.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Bonner (verified owner):

    I grew up on this sausage. My family was from Texas and we’d bring home the hot sausage every time we visited. I love it.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Gregg Dorst:

    I was little when my dad discovered Elgin smokehouse sausage. Since then it has been family tradition to go back each and every year as our family grows.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Diana LARSON:

    I was born in Elgin. Live in Colorado. We go to Austin to visit our kids and grandkids twice a year. We make sure we go to the Elgin and enjoy plenty of sausage, chicken and pork steak.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Randy Leech:

    Good stuff right there!!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ronald smith:

    This stuff is excellent it tastes so good

  29. 5 out of 5

    Paul Stevenson:

    Or at least my world. I have been eating this sausage that I know of and remember since I was old enough to walk. That was about 1957 or so. I can think about it and start drooling like Pavlov’s dogs. I love this stuff and it never disappoints. I wished that I lived close enough to go in and buy it at the counter. But now I have an alternative way. Good for you Southside Meat Market.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Charles James Osborne:

    I grew up in Elgin, TX for 26 years. I have eaten an enormous amount of Southside Market sausages and other meat items that the market sold. I still travel back to Elgin, TX whenever I have an opportunity to visit. I always go to the Southside Market to enjoy eating some really good sausages and other barbecued items on their menu. I live in Garland, TX now; and, just cannot find any local barbecue places that serve really good sausages or or barbecued items. So, i will always buy sausages and other barbecued items to bring back home to Garland. I will always be traveling to Elgin, TX when I finally need to eat some really good sausages and barbecue. I will even be ordering online when I can’t make a trip to Elgin, TX.

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