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Hot Italian Sausage - For 10 lbs. of Meat

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   7 lbs lean meat              
   1 1/2 lbs. lean pork butt
   1 1/2 lbs. pork fat,  or 10 lbs. of Ground Pork Butt
   4 tablespoons salt
   2 tablespoons fennel seed
   1 1/2 tablespoons anise seed
   1 1/2 tablespoons dextrose (sugar)
   3 teaspoons coriander seed, ground
   1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
   2 3/4 teaspoons red chili peppers ground
   1 cup cold water
   1/2 cup flavor binder 86, or 1 cup non-fat-dry milk
   prepared 33-36MM hog casings

If you decide to smoke this product add 2 teaspoons curing salt  to the meat/seasoning mixture before stuffing into casings.


Grind meats and pork fat together through medium plate (3/16") one time or use 10 lbs. ground  beef or pork or a mixture of beef and pork.
Combine ground meat  with remaining ingredients; mix/knead well.
Taste test by frying a small quarter-size patty to see if you approve of the flavor  as is.  Make changes if needed.
Carefully stuff the sausage mixture into the casing, filling the casing snugly but not so tight it will burst open during the linking process.  
Form sausage links by pressing the filled casing gently with your forefinger and thumb and twist four or five times in one direction, repeat and twist in the opposite direction.
Another option is to shape sausage mixture into patties or use bulk style.  
Cook, fry, bake or broil just as you would any fresh pork sausage.
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