Fresh Original Beef Rope Sausage

4.92 out of 5 based on 12 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.
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

    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

  3. 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.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ronald smith:

    This stuff is excellent it tastes so good

  5. 5 out of 5

    Randy Leech:

    Good stuff right there!!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Fred D Allen:


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