We enjoy Italian Sausage on pizza and in Italian Dishes from time to time.
I ran across a recipe for Homemade Italian Sausage and tweaked it better fit our likes.
The end result was excellent. We make batches and freeze it for use throughout the month.
Let me know what you think...
Homemade Italian Sausage
2 pounds ground pork (or lean ground turkey)
1 T salt
1 T ground fennel seed *
* (start with whole seeds & grind them in a spice grinder, mortar & pestle, or the back of a spoon)
1 1/2 T paprika
1 T finely minced fresh garlic
1 T sugar
1 t black pepper
3 T apple cider vinegar
Mix everything together and saute or grill until no longer pink. This is great with peppers and onions, topping for pizza, in spaghetti, etc. We usually take 1 pound of meat and divide into thirds. The sausage is very flavorful, it does not take a lot to add a lot of taste.
You can cook and freeze or freeze after mixing everything together.