Here is a simple way to make a great home sausage with savory spices which will put some zing into your next meal. This will surely become a favorite of mine to include in gumbos, stews, jambalaya and fricassees. You can stuff this sausage into hog casings or form them into patties.
- 5 lbs. ground pork (with at least 20% fat content)
- 1 large onion, minced
- 4 tsp. crushed red pepper
- 4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
- 4 tsp. garlic salt with parsley
- 4 tsp. cracked fennel seeds
- 4 tsp. paprika
- 3 tsp. picking salt
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. allspice
- 6 oz. cold beer
- 2 Tbsp. Colgin liquid smoke
Mix the dry seasoning together and run through a food processor for about 1 minute, or long enough to crack the fennel seeds. In a bowl mix the dry ingredients, minced onions and liquid smoke with the beer and blend by hand, or in a blender, for a few seconds.
Slowly and evenly pour the liquid spice mixture over the ground pork. Mix by hand for 10 minutes or until all the seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the ground meat. [Video Demonstration] Stuff into hog casings or form into breakfast patties. If you stuff them into the hog casings be certain to punch two or three small holes with a toothpick so they don't explode when cooking them in a microwave oven.
Also, perforating each sausage in a few places allows any fat that may be trapped inside the sausage to escape during cooking. Bon appetite! Ahheee!!