Homemade Italian Sausages
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I am a geek. Yes, I admit it. Actually, not only do I admit it but I embrace it. I love gadgets of all sorts, but particularly food gadgets. For years I desperately wanted a Kitchen Aid mixer and when I finally got one for my birthday last year, I treated myself to an accompanying meat grinder and sausage stuffer attachment. I have used both attachments at least 20 times by now but I still get excited each time I use them. Being able to make your own sausages is nothing short of amazing. It’s not difficult to do and once you try it you will never ever buy store bought sausages again!

Homemade Italian Sausages

  • 1.5 kg pork shoulder, skin removed and diced
  • 750 grams of veal, diced
  • ½ cup cold red wine
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 5 teaspoons sea salt flakes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried peppercorns
  • 3 teaspoons dried chilli flakes (more or less according to taste)
  • 5 tablespoons fennel seed
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 5 tablespoons paprika
  • Sausage casing
  1. Begin by creating the spice mix. Add the salt, pepper and all the dried spices to a pestle and mortar and grind until you have a fine powder.
  2. Next, put the pork and veal through your meat grinder using a fine grinding plate.
  3. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  4. Use your sausage stuffing attachment to stuff the sausages into the casing. (You can omit this step if you are just using the sausage meat in another recipe.)

Comments (5)

MichelinaSeptember 3rd, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Amazing, I admit it always looks so much fun to make sausages. And I agree I go crazy in kitchen gadget stores. My wish list for Christmas is def a kitchen aid mixer

CrystalNovember 8th, 2010 at 7:22 am

I’m obviously a geek too ‘cos I love kitchen gadgets and homemade sausage s too! I must however admit that I allow my husband to mince the meat in a hand mincer – hey, staff is as good as a kitchen aid! Great blog

foodie and the chefJanuary 7th, 2011 at 1:16 am

Oh my gosh – this will have to be my post-Christmas-depression cheer up present to myself. Looks like they would have been wonderful.

Ann.August 29th, 2011 at 9:40 am

Thankyou so much for this recipe. I also have the kitchenaid grinder and sausage attachments, and have been looking for a simple tasty recipe to christen it with. These were delicious, and so much easier than my old hand grinding/stuffing machine. Btw, the kitchen aid pasta roller attachment is a MUST! Fresh pasta in no time. That attachment is solely responsible for my few extra kilo’s this winter. Love the blog.

lizzie - strayed from the tableSeptember 18th, 2012 at 8:58 am

These look super good. Can’t make them with out my kitchen aid.

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