Make Your Own Pork Sausage

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As I mentioned a couple weeks ago we had our pig butchered. Well we make our own sausage, here is how we do it. We smoked some of the meat before making the sausage for smoked sausage (in addition to the plain sausage) and just used the same spice recipe.

This recipe is for 50 pounds of meat

Pork Sausage

1 1/4 cup Salt

1/4 cup Dry Mustard

1/2 cup Black pepper

1/4 Cup ground cloves

1 cup crushed red pepper

1/4 Tbl. cayenne pepper

  2 cups sage

Mix the spices in a bowl and set aside

We started with 50 pounds of meat and divided it into two bowls 25 pounds each

Add half the spice mixture to one bowl of meat and the rest to the other bowl.

Then mix it by hand real well until well coated. Andy really wants one of the meat mixers from cabelas for doing this. It would make it a lot easier, he even book marked one in the sale catalog haha ( may have to be on his Christmas list.) 

The meat didn’t have much fat in it and we like a little fat in ours so we added some fat. I save the rest of the fat to render into lard to use for cooking and soap.

Grind adding fat as you go.

Do the second bowl the same way.

I freeze some in patties, some in half pound packages and can some. I have already canned breakfast burrito filling using it.

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  1. Mix the spices in a bowl and set aside
  2. We started with 50 pounds of meat and divided it into two bowls 25 pounds each
  3. Add half the spice mixture to one bowl meat and the rest to the other bowl.
  4. Then mix it by hand real well until well coated
  5. If the meat didn’t have much fat in it add little fat in.
  6. Then grind it up adding the fat as you go.
  7. Then do the the second bowl the same way.
  8. You can freeze some in patties, some in half pound or one pound packages and you can can some. I have already canned breakfast burrito filling using it.
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4 thoughts on “Make Your Own Pork Sausage

  1. NRP

    Ranchers Wife

    Wayyyy off subject but ya know me… rules what rules HAHAHA
    Figured I’d head over and say Howdy, soooo ahhh ‘Howdy’

    If ya don’t mind I’ll be poking around the articles just for a look see when I gat some time..

    NRP

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    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      NRP,
      No such thing as a rule for you haha. Thanks for stopping by. When poking around if you see anything that needs tweeked or have any ideas please feel free to share,always looking for advice. Enjoy your look around.
      Have a great day
      Connie

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  2. P. Kerns

    what meat grinder did you use ? I have been wanting to make sausage but can not find a reasonably priced manual grinder that can handle meat

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    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      P. Kerns,
      We use a grinder from Cabelas, it isn’t manual. We do have one that we inherited form my MIL that is manual, if we need a manual one. You might look and see if you can find an older style manual meat grinder, I know they worked as several of my and my Husbands family’s have used them in the past. Yard sales and auctions are a great place to start looking. ( make sure it is a meat grinder and not a grain grinder and that it has all its parts). Amazon also has several ranging in price from 30 dollars on up. I would stay away from the plastic ones though. And if you can spend a little extra and get one with a little larger hopper. ( if you can’t a small hopper will work) I would also get the one that screws down to the table, I don’t know if it is just me or what but I always have a hard time with things that have the suction cup.
      Hope this helps
      Connie

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