Original Beef Sausage

4.78 out of 5 based on 37 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews)

Known by locals and old-timers as “Elgin Hot Sausage” or simply “Hot Guts”, this is the sausage that put Southside on the map. All beef, coarsely ground in a natural pork casing, and seasoned with cracked black pepper. It is what we are known for and is our best seller. On any given Saturday, we sell around 1400 lbs. in our Elgin restaurant alone! All of our sausage is made fresh by us, in-house daily for a level of quality, taste, and enjoyment you can’t find anywhere else. Since 1882.

Gluten Free. No MSG.
All online orders are filled using 13.3 oz. packages.


15 reviews for Original Beef Sausage

  1. 5 out of 5

    Eric Rendon:

    Taste great.very good my kids love it

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dean Lowe:

    Been a Southside Market sausage fan since the 80’s. Keep up the good work.

  3. 4 out of 5


    Very good ?

  4. 5 out of 5

    Elliott R. Caggins (verified owner):

    I absolutely love this original beef sausage. I was First introduced to this sausage by a friend from Bastrop, Texas in 1979. The rest is history!!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ellliott Caggins (verified owner):

    I truly enjoy eating this sausage, and I love the way you continue to produce this product.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Elliott R. Caggins (verified owner):

    I have enjoyed eating this sausage since 1979.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Elliott R. Caggins (verified owner):

    Very good

  8. 5 out of 5

    Steve Osborne:

    Received a sausage gift pack from a colleague and good friend from Austin. Could not wait 24 hours before trying a pack of the beef sausage, served with my famous scrabbled eggs and white truffle hot sausage. Awesome ? fantastic, whole family loved the goodness sent my TX friend. I am now a customer.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Thelma Violet Hester:

    I have ordered these before and I love the sausage and I haven’t found a better one in the stores.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Abel Wyatt:

    I grew up eating Elgin sausages, they were good then and better now.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Thelma Violet Hester:

    Several and sausage are great

  12. 5 out of 5

    Linda J Parnther:

    This was my first time order from you, and I’m glad I did. I have hot beef and the original Sausage beef ; they are the best, the taste was
    great, well seasoning , wish you made more in beef in garlic or the jalapeno cheddar they look good.
    I don’t eat pork ,hard to find good beef sausage.

    Maricopa, Az

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ronald Jones (verified owner):

    This was the first time trying this style of sausages. Awesome flavor and easy to cook. My wife loves them too. I cook them as a side for my bbq chicken thighs on my backyard kettle. Will be ordering more soon.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Karen W. (verified owner):

    Absolutely delicious. My husband is originally from Bavaria – Germany and he says these are the best sausages he’s ever eaten…and he should know. That’s all they eat there 🙂

  15. 4 out of 5


    I live in Arkansas I always eat the sausage. I have eaten it since I was a kid. Love the taste and flavor. Wish we had Elgin sausage in Texarkana, Arkansas!!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dick DeGuerin:

    I was born in Austin in 1941. My parents would make the drive to Elgin for hot guts monthly, so I’ve been eating them since as long as I can remember. The quality and taste has always been the same, outstanding. Just writing this has my mouth watering for some right now!

  17. 5 out of 5

    James Hughley (verified owner):

    I was introduced to Elgin Hot Sausage in 1969 while stationed at Bergstrom AFB in Austin Texas. I had forgotten about how I loved the taste until I saw your advertisement on my iPhone last year. I ordered your original beef Sausage out of curiosity i never thought they would taste the same as many years ago. To my surprise, they still taste the same. What a surprise. They are still the best Sausage I’ve ever tasted. Keep it going

  18. 5 out of 5

    Betty J. Billingsley (verified owner):

    Great sausage! Also great beef

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rosalind Brunner:

    From Texas all the way to California. It was in 1990
    When I first had them my mother in-law was from Texas and drove back there and introduced me to them.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Corlay Huggins (verified owner):

    Very nice flavor and pretty juicy.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Judy Rutledge:

    Enjoy the food.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mary M. Brooks:

    This was the freshest meat with taste that truly satisfy. I would eat it over and over and over again! I love sausage and have tasted it from Post, Hillsboro, Houston areas this by far is the best BBQ ever!

  23. 5 out of 5

    K. Moore I I I:

    We’ve Been Buying And Eating This ‘Sausage’ For Five Generations…. It’s The ‘Best Of The Best’ If You LOVE ‘Sausage’ !!! Big Up To My Folks In “Elgin” !!! Thank You !!! Cheers :o)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Dan Heffington:

    Seriously great stuff

  25. 5 out of 5

    Bill McCracken:

    The only sausage I have wanted to eat for almost 50 years!!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Donald Henry:

    Best sausage ever , love the best sausage (not a Pork eater). Wish you could make beef & jalapeno sausage. The pork and jalapeno sausage looks great .every time we come to visit our friends in Austin, we stop by and take home a few pounds of meat and sausage.Will be coming through in Dec 2017 looking forward to trying something new.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Maurice Brunner:

    Super Fantastic puts all others to

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mary Robinson:

    Love these when I can’t get the fresh cooked ones

  29. 4 out of 5

    Howard Crum:

    Very good

  30. 5 out of 5

    Thad Estes:

    Stopped in and had a sampler plate always wanted to eat at this world famous place. I’ve fallen in love with the products and this place. Can’t get enough of the original beef sausage. Great folks and even better food!

  31. 5 out of 5

    L. Savio:

    I’ve been a devout fan of the southside market sausage for more than 30 yrs. and believe me time flies when you’re having fun right! So now being able to order online is really a blessing. It is the best sausage in the state.

  32. 4 out of 5


    moist juicy with great smokey flavor and wonderful seasoning for a medium peppery taste

  33. 3 out of 5


    bought the sausage sampler , tried this one first , for my taste it was a bit mild. not as good as the garlic or the jalepeno cheddar that i’m eating right now. but if youre a newby like me, the sampler is the way to get started !

  34. 5 out of 5

    Calvin E Booker:

    Good stuff

  35. 5 out of 5

    Grace baumann (verified owner):

    Shipped many times- always good.

  36. 5 out of 5

    Mark LaFrance:

    Love it used to go downtown Elgin to get sausage

  37. 5 out of 5

    Allen Luedemann:

    I lived in Austin, Texas, but drove thru Elgin twice a week for work. My lunch was always the original sausage, potato salad, and Big Red. I then moved to L.A. Ca., and always flew back to Elgin to buy sausages for friends and neighbors. I’m retired now, and ordering sausages again. If I lived in Elgin, I would eat there 7 days a week. The bar b que is by far the very best!!

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