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Category: Italian Sausage
Servings: 2 - 4
Total time: 45 min + 12 - 24 hrs resting time
Level: Easy
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An authentic Italian recipe from our kitchen to yours. Buon Appetito!


- 2 pounds ground pork shoulder

- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

- 3 tablespoons white wine

- 1 tablespoon water

- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

- 4 feet of natural sausage casings from your local butcher shop


1.  In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients and combine thoroughly to mix well.

2.  To ensure there is enough seasoning to your taste, take a small amount of your mixture and place it in a pan over medium heat. Cook thoroughly until the meat is browned and cooked through. Once cooked, remove the pan from the heat and let the meat cool. When cooled, taste the cooked sausage. If not seasoned to your liking, add more salt and pepper as necessary.

Directions for Stuffing Sausage

1.  Soak the casings overnight in fresh water. The next day, cut the casings into 1 1/2 to 2 feet long pieces.




2.  Feed a funnel onto one end of the soaked casings, and run clean water or white wine through the funnel in order to clean the interior of the casing. Rinse the casing interior thoroughly. Repeat this step for each length of casing.

3.  Feed the clean casing onto the tube of your sausage stuffer according to the manufacturer's instructions.

4.  Proceed to fill and tie off the casings according to the manufacturer's instructions on your sausage stuffer.

5.  Once the sausages are made, place them on a plate or into a bowl and refrigerate overnight so that the flavors will concentrate. The next day cook the sausages to your preference or freeze them for use in the future.


The meat can also be shaped into patties and cooked like breakfast sausage or used as loose sausage in your recipes.