How To Make Italian Sausage
  • 1 pound Ground Pork
  • 2 teaspoons Fennel Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Salt*
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper*
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Marjoram
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 clove of minced Garlic
  • 1 Shallot, finely chopped
  1. Open the ground pork and put the meat into a large bowl.
  2. Using a blender or spice grinder, give a few pulses to the fennel seeds, which will give you about half ground fennel and half whole.
  3. Add the partially ground fennel seeds and the rest of the dry spices, along with the salt and pepper to the pork.
  4. Use a sturdy spoon to mix well.
  5. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the seasoned pork and the minced garlic and chopped shallot.
  6. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, stirring frequently to break up the meat.
  7. Drain and then use as desired.
*After the meat has cooked, you may find it needs more salt or pepper, depending on your tastebuds. Feel free to adjust at that point as needed.
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