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How to Make Sausage

How to Make Sausage

Last updated on 10/20/2022

From Argentinian asado to Texas-style BBQ, sausage is a popular food enjoyed around the world. It's a staple at Oktoberfest celebrations and pairs wonderfully with beer. You can elevate your menu and save money by making your own sausage. Keep reading for step-by-step sausage-making instructions and watch our video for a visual guide to making sausage.

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How to Make Sausage Video

Check out our sausage-making video to learn how to make sausage for your butcher shop.

How to Make Sausage From Scratch

Making sausage from scratch is easy when you have the right equipment. Discover the tools you'll need to make your homemade sausage recipe below:

If you don't have a meat grinder in your establishment, you can also use pre-ground meat. However, freshly ground meat tastes better and allows you to adjust the coarseness and fat content of your protein.

How to Make Your Own Sausage

  • chef's gloved hand inserting cold meat into the hopper of a meat grinder1.

    Insert the meat into the hopper of the meat grinder. The meat must be cold before you grind it.

  • chef mixing seasonings for homemade sausage2.

    Add several types of herbs and spices together in a separate container.

  • ground meat in a meat mixer3.

    Add the ground meat to the meat mixer. Then, add the seasoning mixture and turn the handle on the mixer until the meat is thoroughly coated.

  • a chef filling the tower of a sausage stuffer with ground and seasoned meat4.

    Fill the tower on the sausage stuffer with the ground and seasoned meat.

  • sausage casings soaking in water5.

    Soak the casings in cold water according to the instructions on the packaging. To make the casings easier to slide onto the funnel, run warm water through them first.

  • a chef sliding a sausage casing onto the funnel of a sausage stuffer6.

    Once the casings have soaked, slide them onto the funnel of the sausage stuffer.

  • a cjef turning the handle of a sausage stuffer7.

    Turn the handle on the sausage stuffer to lower the plunger. This forces the ground meat into the sausage casings.

  • a chef forming a homemade sausage8.

    Keep one hand near the opening of the funnel to ensure the casing goes on smoothly. Guide the sausage onto the table into a spiral shape with your other hand.

  • a chef tieing off the end of a homemade sausage9.

    When the casing is full, tie the end off into a knot.

  • a chef creating sausage links10.

    You can choose to twist the sausage to create links or keep it as one long strand. Then, the sausage is finished and is ready to be smoked or grilled.

Is It Cheaper to Make Your Own Sausage?

It is cheaper to make your own sausage than to purchase premade sausage. Reduced cost isn't the only advantage of making your own sausage. Discover all the benefits of homemade sausage below:

  • Making your own sausage is less expensive. It is cheaper to buy ground meat, seasoning, and sausage casings and make sausage yourself than it is to buy it from a store. If you want to cut your food costs even further, you can also learn how to make your own ground meat.
  • Homemade sausage tastes better. Some grocery stores and delis may use scraps and undesirable cuts of meat to make their sausage. When you make your own sausage, you can control what type of meat you use, resulting in more flavorful sausages.
  • Preparing your own sausage allows you to experiment with different seasonings. There are a variety of different seasonings and ingredients that you can add to your sausage. Making your own sausage allows you to adjust the flavors, so you can serve your customers the best option possible.

Making your own sausage is simple, and it's an excellent way to cut food costs and provide your guests with a fresher and tastier dish. So, next time you're making gumbo or jambalaya, consider making your own sausage to complete the recipe.

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