Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Make Your Own Sausage

Sausage is expensive, but you can make it from plain ground beef, or grind your own from an inexpensive cut of beef if you have a meat grinder. You can make sausage from any other ground meat also, including pork, chicken and turkey. If you have access to wild meat like venison or bison, so much the better.

The ingredients are common, but you may have to experiment to get it the way you want it, so make it in small batches at first.

A quarter of a pound of ground meat is a good start. Other ingredients can vary but you will always want salt and nearly always fine pepper, sage and onion powder. Depending on the type of sausage you want, add other spices and condiments.

For Italian style:

1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp sage
1/4 tsp minced garlic
Minced onion or onion powder
A sprinkle of caraway seed

Breakfast sausage can be made with simple ingredients. I will leave how much of what you use up to you. Fry up just a tiny bit and then adjust the ingredients. 

Salt
Pepper
Sage
Onion

If there are other spices that you like, try adding them in small amounts. Rosemary, thyme, dill and many others will lend their own unique flavor and once you've hit on a combination that you like, you can make it every time - but only if you write down exactly what you did, every time. Don't miss that step or you will be forever experimenting!

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