The Evolution of Sausage

I’ll admit, its not as interesting as the guy in the Orange Crush t-shirt, but it sure does taste better.

3 pounds of pork butt or just ground pork, depending on your enthusiasm.

Ground Pork

I went ahead and stole a simple recipe from the interwebs, the ingredients are as follows…

3 lbs pork butt
2 t Paprika
3/4 t Fennel Seeds
1 T Salt
1 T Black Pepper
1 1/4 T Parsley Leaves
3 T Dry Red Wine
1 T Garlic Powder
1 T Onion Powder
1 T Dried Basil
2 t Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 t Brown Sugar
1/8 t Dried Oregano
1/8 t Dried Thyme

Since you’ve come this far don’t cheat by buying some of that collagen casing stuff, just get the real deal. If you don’t like animal products, just stick to your tofu.

Pork Sausage

So the spices turned out alright. I’d prefer them to be much spicier. If you like that kind of thing I’d consider adding a little more red chili flakes, ancho chili, cayenne powder, whatever gets your mouth moving.

Boil those sausages for a few minutes and let them cool. Legitimately cook them whenever you decide to eat them (don’t get yourself sick). Remember they will go bad quickly without all the salts and preservatives that Johnsonville has so kindly put in your grocer sausages.

Sausage Pizza

Now crank up the smoker, heat the pizza stone and enjoy.

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