Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage (Mild or Hot)

Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage (Mild or Hot)

52 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Ready In

    12 h 20 m
michellegambel
Recipe by  michellegambel

“This is a very versatile Italian sausage which can be used in many different ways. You can take it from mild to hot and it's very easy to use. There are also different options for type of meat to use, like ground chuck or ground turkey (do not use ground beef). If using ground turkey, you'll have to coat your skillet with a little olive or veggie oil before cooking as it has very little fat and will stick to skillet.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 3 1-pound portions

Directions

  1. Place the pork and red wine vinegar in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, paprika, red pepper flakes, fennel seed, brown sugar, oregano, and thyme. Knead until flecks of spice are evenly distributed through the sausage.
  2. Divide the sausage into thirds, and form into 3 logs; wrap each in plastic wrap. Place wrapped sausage into a freezer bag before freezing, or store in refrigerator for at least 12 hours before cooking.

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Reviews (52)

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Linda G.
60

Linda G.

Very easy to make and the spices are just right. I used all pork the first time and made pattys with a burger press (about 14 pattys). Hubby loves this recipe, but since he is a hunter, he is looking forward to a venison version, so stay tuned for the update. His gun is ready and waiting! Thanks Michellegambel, I love the spice combination you developed! :-)

Sarah Jo
46

Sarah Jo

Absolutely fabulous. Best sweet italian sausage I've ever had! I made only one change and that was using just a pinch of salt, instead of a whole tablespoon. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. Next time I make this, I might try this with half ground turkey to see if I can't make it a little healthier. EXCELLENT!

CALLIEW
40

CALLIEW

This is awesome! I'll never buy premade Italian Sausage again. I left out the brown sugar - don't know if I missed it or not but I take out processed sugars of all my recipes. I did however, put raw honey in as a replacement (don't measure how much). I also added a bit of olive oil to it while mixing just to make it a little more moist. It worked!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 243 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 2.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 640 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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