T & H Prime Meats & Sausage – San Marcos

Recently Jake and I were up in the San Marcos area and we passed by this shop. “Gourmet Sausage” caught my eye so after we ran our errand, we stopped in to check out T & H Prime Meats and Sausage.

T & H Prime Meats and Sausage - San Marcos, CA

It’s a smallish butcher shop. There’s a small meat counter inside and off to the right are fridges full of various meats. This is what caught my eye!

Bacon at T & H Prime Meats and Sausage

T & H Prime Meats and Sausage makes all of their own sausages and it was exciting to see all of these different products in the cases. We spied pancetta, maple garlic bacon, English bacon, Canadian bacon, pork shoulder bacon, and more in this case.

Sausages at T & H Prime Meats and Sausage

The speciality at T & H Prime Meats and Sausage are their homemade sausages… and they do not disappoint in this department. There is SO MUCH stuff to choose from. A few standouts were Cherry Bomb and Polish Dill…

Sausages at T & H Prime Meats and Sausage

Turkey Cranberry, Turkey Apricot, Sweet Onion, Chicken Pesto….

Sausages at T & H Prime Meats and Sausage

Chicken Diablo, Pork Apple, Cajun, San Diego Wine, Weisswurt, Bockwurst, Swedish Potato…. and so much more! 

Smoke Sausage Sticks at T & H Prime Meats and Sausage

T & H Prime Meats and Sausage also had a bunch of different jerkys and these smoke stick sausages.

Smoke Sausage Sticks

Packages of Sausage from T & H Prime Meats and Sausage

We ended up just buying two packages at T & H Prime Meats and Sausage: Smoked Onion Sausage and Swedish Style Potato sausage. The Swedish sausages had a mix of pork and beef along with potatoes, onion, and spices. These packages each had 4 sausages inside – I just took one out of each to share with Jake.

Sausage Roll

I cooked the sausages on a stovetop with a bit of water (maybe almost a cup) and a drizzle of olive oil. I put a lid on top when the water started to boil and occasionally flipped the sausages. When the water was all gone, I let the sausages fry in the remnants on the olive oil I had put in until they were golden brown on each side. 

I steamed some hot dog buns and my dad had made some carmelized onions to go on top. 

The smoked onion sausage was a bit drier than the swedish sausage and it had a fair flavor – kind of smoky and probably too much onion with onion ALSO on top. I much preferred the Swedish Potato sausage which was very juicy and flavorful. I didn’t really taste much of the potato myself, but I liked the mix of spices inside and it wasn’t too salty (always a plus). 

When we stopped into T & H Prime Meats and Sausage for a visit, they told us they were looking for a new location for the business since they were being kicked out of their current spot. So I’m not sure where they will end up, but check out T & H Prime Meats and Sausage website or Facebook page to find their current location! Their range of sausages is quite impressive and I look forward to visiting again in the future to try out a few more links.

Author: Mary

Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

4 Replies to “T & H Prime Meats & Sausage – San Marcos

  1. I’ve been shopping there for years. A couple years ago the original owner sold but I was happy that he also sold the recipes to the new owner. Just a note, if you are into BBQ or Smoking, they make the BEST rub you’ll ever find. I’ve tried 100s over my 10 years of owning a large smoker. But I always keep going back to their rub.

    1. Hi Soo!
      They were good! I got an updated their location is now closed for about 4-6 months until they get a new location. Will hopefully revisit them when they reopen!

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