Butcher is a Sausage King

Ipswich butcher Barnie Nolan is Australia’s best continental sausage maker.
Ipswich butcher Barnie Nolan is Australia’s best continental sausage maker. File

AN IPSWICH butcher has snagged a prize for his snags at a national competition held this month.

Barnie Nolan from Circle T Meats in Raceview took home the top award in the continental section of the National Sausage King Competition with a tasty Spanish chorizo.

Mr Nolan was the only Queenslander winner at the event, which was held on February 5 in Launceston, Tasmania.

No stranger to winning awards for his creations, Mr Nolan said winning the national prize was a great moment.

“We’ve been playing with this recipe for three to four years now, that’s the secret,” Mr Nolan said.

“We always have a base, which we developed ourselves, and from there you add whatever you like.

“It is a bit of trial and error to get it just right.”

Mr Nolan said he was proud to be recognised for the hard work that went into creating the sausage.

“I wasn’t confident I’d win it, so I was a bit surprised,” he said.

“I knew it was a good sausage, but didn’t know it would go on to win.

“A guy from South Australia has had a stranglehold on the continental category recently, so it was great to win.”

To reach the National Sausage King finals, he had to beat other Queensland butchers to take out the state title, which he did in August last year.

Circle T Meats is located in the Raceview Shopping Centre.

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