Recipe by Robert
"Robert's Homemade Italian Sausage is easy to make and very tasty. Extra lean meat, low sodium, low sugar, and full flavor in every bite. Use in any recipe that calls for Italian sausage."
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dry red wine, chilled
1 1/2 teaspoons
dried parsley flakes
red pepper flakes
dried minced onion
coriander seed, coarsely cracked
extra-lean ground turkey breast
lean ground pork
This was my first time making sausage. I halved this recipe using lean ground pork (4% fat) and it was sooo tasty - much, much better than anything store bought. I crushed the spices in a mortar and pestle together and squeezed excess moisture from the ground meat before incorporating everything together. I never made mine into patties, instead I made pizza and stuffed bell peppers with it. Delicious!
This is good sausage but I think the measurements are off. I doubled this recipe for 6 pounds of meat and came up extremely short in salt. I also noticed the minced onion amount seemed a bit light. I wonder if onion salt would cure both issues I had. I used a sweet red wine and eliminated the sugar because that's what I had and it seems to work with it. Certainly deserves another try.
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed this recipe. I use Italian sausage in my spaghetti and lasagna but now I will never buy the prepared sausage again. My family and I loved it.
We loved this sausage. Hubby tried it by itself and with a pasta sauce on homemade bread. He said he would give it a "bunch of stars". Thanks for posting the recipe.
"Robert's Homemade Italian Sausage" is excellent! I have made this recipe at least a dozen times now. I love this combination of spices so much that I now have a large jar of it in my cupboard that I use it for flavoring ground meats (beef, veal, and pork) for different things: meat patties; stuffed peppers; cabbage rolls; and meat balls. I also plan to give jars of it as gifts for Christmas. Thank Robert for sharing your recipe. I no longer have to go to a gourmet butcher shop to get excellent Italian sausage!
Just used this tonight to season up my pasta sauce and it turned out great. I halved the recipe and didn't have any pork on hand and it still came out great. I also didn't have any mace or nutmeg to replace it so I used a pinch (literally) of cloves and it was enough to enhance the flavor without overpowering. Didn't even use casings to make sausage, but mixed it all together in a bowl. Highly recommend, esp if you have ground turkey and don't know what to do with it!
These sausages are excellent but as written I gave it 4 stars because they are very dry. I followed the recipe exactly the first time. The second time I used 2 lbs. of pork to 2 lbs. of turkey and they are better tasting than anything you can buy. The only thing I didn't have is anise seed but I prefer fennel in sausage. I did increase the salt to 1/2 tsp. and I only used 1/4 tsp. cayenne but next time I'll try 1/2 tsp. cayenne as they weren't too spicy. Thanks Robert.
Love this recipe! We make it often and freeze it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Robert's Homemade Italian Sausage
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 51
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