Homemade Sausage Three Ways

Number of Servings: 4 (127 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 2 hours
Homemade Sausage Three Ways

Pork sausage brings amazing flavor to dishes from a wide variety of cuisines, and it’s especially popular as chorizo or Italian sausage. By choosing lean meats and controlling the amount of added salt, you can enjoy delicious pork sausage as part of a nutritious meal.

Tip: Double or triple the base: it freezes beautifully and packed flat (about ½ inch thick) in a quart-sized freezer bag, it thaws in no time. In fact, you can cut patties directly from the frozen flat sausage and fry them up straight away.


  • Base Mixture:

    • 1 pound 90% lean ground pork
    • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
    • 1 tsp. minced garlic
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • ¼ tsp. pepper
    • Pinch of cumin

    Chorizo Seasonings:

    • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
    • 4 tsp. minced garlic
    • ¾ tsp. cumin
    • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • ¼ tsp. pepper
    • ¼ tsp. cloves
    • ¼ tsp. cayenne (optional)

    Sweet Italian Seasonings:

    • 4 tsp. minced garlic
    • 1 Tbsp. parsley
    • 2 tsp. paprika
    • 1 tsp. ground fennel seed
    • 1 tsp. basil
    • ½ tsp. oregano
    • ½ tsp. pepper

    Hot Italian Seasonings:

    • 4 tsp. minced garlic
    • 1 Tbsp. parsley
    • 2 tsp. paprika
    • 1 tsp. ground fennel seed
    • 1 tsp. basil
    • ½ tsp. oregano
    • ½ tsp. pepper
    • ¾ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the base with the seasoning ingredients for your desired sausage variety* in a large bowl. Gently mix the ingredients with your hands or two forks until it’s uniformly mixed.
  2. Cover and refrigerate the mixture to let flavors combine (1-2 hours).
  3. Use in any recipe that calls for sausage, or form into patties and fry up in a dry, nonstick skillet over medium heat until cooked through and lightly browned (4-5 minutes per inch of thickness per side). For thicker patties, test for an internal temperature of at least 165ºF.

*Nutrition Facts Panel and Guiding Stars rating are based on the additions for the Chorizo Seasonings.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 127 g

Amount per serving
Calories 215
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.5g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 44.2mg 4%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Potassium 455mg 10%
Vitamin A 17.3mcg 2%
Vitamin C 4.8mg 6%
Vitamin E 0.7mg 4%
Vitamin K 5.8mcg 4%
Thiamin 1.1mg 90%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 10.3mg 60%
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 35%
Folate 9.4mcg 2%
Vitamin B12 0.8mcg 30%
Biotin 2.5mcg 8%
Chloride 0mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.9mg 20%
Phosphorus 236.2mg 20%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 30.1mg 8%
Zinc 2.4mg 20%
Selenium 35mcg 60%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.2mg 10%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


90% Ground Pork, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Oregano, Salt, Paprika, Cumin, Black Pepper, Ground Cloves.

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