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I absolutely love sausages! The problem is you never really know what is in them, right? Sure, they are pork, but what part? 😬 Too many times I’ve taken a bite and ended up almost breaking a tooth from biting into something rock hard. Meat doesn’t have anything hard like that in it… grossed out time and time again led me to buying the sausage attachment for my kitchenaid and I’ve never looked back!
There are so many different types of sausage you can make. Today’s recipe is for Italian Sausage Links. Super easy and delicious, you’ll never want store bought sausage again!
How to make sausages
Sausages take quite a bit of work to create, but it’s totally worth it! Follow these instructions in my How to Make Sausages post for the directions!
What you’ll need to make Italian Sausage Links
You will need some nice fatty pork butt (or shoulder) to start.
Add to that an onion, some garlic cloves, salt, pepper, fennel seed, paprika, basil, oregano, thyme, red pepper flakes, fresh parsley, red wine and red wine vinegar.
What to make with Italian Sausage Links
Now that you’ve got them, what can you do with your Italian Sausage Links?
They are great diced up and thrown into pasta, like this Sausage Tortellini Alfredo with Broccoli.
Leftovers for breakfast? Use these Italian Sausage Links in place of smokies in this Scrambled Eggs recipe.
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Italian Sausage Links
- 5 lbs pork butt
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 6 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp fennel seed
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tbsp dried basil
- 2 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 3/4 cup fresh minced parsley
- 2/3 cup red wine
- 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Follow the instructions in my How to Make Sausages post.