Wednesday, January 23, 2013

home made sausauge success

For those of you that follow my blog, you know of my BIG disaster with a homemade sausage recipe I tried. I was determined  to get it right. So I went back to the drawing board. First thing I did was to ground my own meat. I used a pork shoulder with plenty of fat.

Next I went thru several recipes. What I learned was to take a recipe you like and make it your own. I like sage in my breakfast sausage so it was added to my recipe. Here is the one that I came up with that works for me and my family. I have to say it was a great success. The sausages were gone before I got done cooking the pancakes. So I wasn't able to get a picture, sorry.

                       My version of homemade  breakfast sausage
2 pounds ground pork shoulder
1 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
4 pinches of brown sugar. ( if you like a sweet breakfast sausage add more )

1/8 of a teaspoon of my season mix. ( equal parts salt , pepper, and garlic powder mix together.)
Cook a sample patty.
Place plastic wrap over the bowl and place in fridge over night.( this is a must)
I recommend making a sample patty to see if you would like more of any of the ingredients. The amount of seasoning is totally up to your taste. The ingredients will blend together as it sits over night in the fridge.
 No more store bought sausage for us. This is cheaper and taste better then the ones found in the store. The best part is that I know what is in it. I can even pronounce all the ingredients.


  1. Are you making that with an attachment to your mixer? I wondered how well those worked. The sausage looks great.

    1. Yes, Kitchen Aid has a attachment for about anything. It work great.The clean up was a breeze.My husband wants to get the ice cream attachment next.

  2. Did you grind your own pork? I see ground pork marked down all the time. I should try it with this recipe. I can just make patties right?

    1. You can use already ground pork.Just make sure it has a good amount of fat in it. The cheaper packages usually have more fat. I made patties out of mine.

  3. Looks great Michelle. I have that attachment too. The only thing I have ever used it for is to grind up pork suet to make soap. This looks like a better use. I look forward to tasting your new sausage recipe someday.

  4. Success! YAY!! It looks great and I'll bet it tastes even better! :)
    I have that attachment too and have even used it to make ground chicken.

  5. HI Michelle! Oh, you're the smartest one! I've never done this before. I see my Kitchen Aid mixer back there. I didn't know you could add these kind of attachments!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)