Hello, All! I've always been a sausage lover. Buy every different kind I find in the store and at farmers markets. All of them good but not spicy enough. Just all the same, more or less, but good. Sausage for the masses. The wife has a KitchenAide and the kids bought me the grinder and stuffer a few years ago. Today, I whipped them out. Ground up two pork butts from Sam's. Got 15.5 lbs ground up, out of 16.35lbs bought. That was easy enough. The KitchenAide ground it up real good, large grind. I made a garlic sriracha sausage, using Tone's garlic sriracha seasoning. I wanted something different and I got it. Kept a record of recipe. Against all odds, I kept batch small, 4.4 lbs, or 2 kg of meat and added spices. Fried a patty and added more spices and did another patty. I was happy with that batch and went ahead and stuffed it into some casings, Home Pack Brand, from the local meat market. That is definitely a skill, stuffing the casings, but I figured it out. Overall, a very good experience. Not too hard to do. I can see some improvements to be made. Like adding some more heat and diced up jalapenos. But it was a good first batch and I'm one of those who are very critical of their cooking.
I'll post the recipe later. I have a friend with an electric smoker. I'm gonna take some to him and let him smoke them lightly. Cook some on the grill later tonight. That oughta be good. I can see some new sausage making equipment in my future! What do you think??? lol Kevin