How to Make Homemade Sausage

Homemade Sausages for the Barbecue and Grill
Homemade Sausages for the Barbecue and Grill
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2 lbs Pork with fat, ¼ diced, ¾ ground
2 lbs Beef well marbled beef, ¼ diced, ¾ ground
6-12 oz Bacon optional
3 tsp Sea salt
1 tbsp whole yellow Mustard seed
1 tsp Black pepper
½ tsp Seasoning favorite salt free meat seasoning
1 cup Water ice cold
2 Natural hog casings about 10-12 feet total

Nutritional information

4 pounds
Serving Size

How to Make Homemade Sausage


Elevate your cooking skills with our Homemade Sausage recipe and show off your new creation at your next barbecue party. In fact, these sausages are so good, you’ll probably want through a party just to enjoy these delicious bites!

Made with a combination of pork with fat, marbled beef and bacon that is seasoned with yellow mustard seeds, black pepper and your favorite meat seasoning.

To make Homemade Sausage, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make How to Make Homemade Sausage


Firm meats


Place 2 pounds of pork with fat and 2 pounds of beef, evenly, on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about 1½ hours until firm but not frozen solid.


Prepare appliances


Place all meat grinder appliance parts in the freezer and refrigerate a mixing bowl at least 30 minutes before using.


Prepare casing


Rinse 2 natural hog casings to remove salt and run warm water all the way through. Soak the casings in warm water at about 90 ˚F for at least 1 hour until soft and slick. Set casings aside, in the water, until ready to use.


Dice meat


Remove ⅓ of the pork and beef from the freezer, dice into ¼ thick pieces and place in the chilled mixing bowl.


Chop and grind meat


Chop the remaining ⅔ of pork and beef into 2-inch pieces and then transfer to a meat grinder. Grind the chopped meat then add to the chilled bowl.


Grind bacon


Grind bacon, if you are using and add to the chilled bowl with the pork and beef.




Sprinkle 3 teaspoons of salt, 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon of black pepper and ½ teaspoon of meat seasoning or other meat seasoning. Use your hands to mix for about 30 seconds until well combined.


Add water


Pour in 1 cup of water and once again, use your hands to mix everything together for about 1 minute or if using a paddle attachment, mix on speed 1 for about 1 minute until the meat mixture comes together.




Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few minutes while you set up your sausage maker.


Test seasoning


Form a small patty and sauté on a hot skillet to taste and adjust the seasonings.


Prepare casing for stuffing


Lightly grease the outside of the sausage tube attachment with oil and then thread 1 prepared soaked sausage case over the tube, leaving a 6-inch hanging piece off the end. Do not tie this end.


Plunge meat and stuff casing


Remove the meat mixture from the refrigerator and set the mixer speed to 4. Add the meat mixture while pushing down with the plunger and adding more as you go. Carefully, use one hand to stuff the meat mixture into the casing and one hand to guide the casings. Fill firmly but do not overstuff and take care to remove any air bubbles.




Seal the ends by pinching, twisting and spinning to make small sausage links then tie kitchen string if desired. You may also use traditional coil, if you wish.




Use a sausage poker to prick holes about every 2-inches, especially where there may be air bubbles, to prevent any bursting.


Bake/grill/barbecue and Serve


Bake, grill, barbecue or saute your homemade sausage.



Refrigerate for 3-5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Emiliana Borroel

Very tasty sausages, everyone in the family enjoyed this. Stuck to the recipe and did not change anything.

Adilyn Vanduren

We made a lot of these sausages, played around with the seasonings as well. The post is very informative. Going to use this method whenever I am going to make sausages now.

Amora Porowski

Even though this recipe is good I definitely prefer Low Carb Savory Apple-Chicken Sausages over this, they have a much more flavorful taste to them and are healthier.

Mae Heitkemper

Unfortunately did not have the grinder for the meat but we bought beef and pork already ground and mixed it together, amazing way of making homemade sausages!

Susanna Kulach

wesome DIY way of making a true home made sausage, not difficult at all! A grinder and some casing and you're good to go on an meaty adventure :)

Charleston Animas

Thank you for sharing this! Accidentally got minced chicken and had no clue what to do with it until I stumbled upon this recipe. Just going to replace the beef / pork with chicken now!

Angie Vanbecelaere

Who knew that making sausages would be so easy, no more store bought sausages for me as this is my main "go-to" recipe.

Aryanna Simonton

I did try this recipe. It was easy and quick! I did tweak it a bit by adding in some coriander, dry mustard, cayenne and liquid smoke for some extra flavors, thank you!

Monroe Pierini

Recommended for all the meat-lovers out there, I made the sausages myself. Took some practice first but now I am a natural. Delicious!

Harlee Precourt

My husband prepared these for a barbecue, I must say these were the yummiest sausages I have ever tried! Thanks for sharing.

Azariah Oberg

I absolutely love making my own sausages now that I know how to, you made them seem so easy to prepare and so I tried. I must say at first it was messy but once I got the hang of it the sausages turned out beautiful!

Aleigha Vamos

This method was the last centerpiece for my grill cookouts, I can prepare my own sausages now for my friends and family! The guidelines are easy and its rather quick to prepare.


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