I finally did it! I made sausage from scratch! I have been wanting to do this for years, and just never got around to it. Many moons ago, my sister-in-law, Debbie, gave us all the attachments for the KitchenAid. And I do mean all… So, I finally ordered casings from Ask The Meatman, and to work I went! What a blast!

I bought some nice, fatty pork – about 10 pounds total, and a huge tray of boneless chicken thighs…

The pork was ground (using the large-hole attachment) with onions, garlic, cracked black pepper, salt, and LOTS of fresh basil, oregano, rosemary, and parsely from the garden. I then added a bunch of pine nuts after it was all ground up.

The chicken was ground (using the smaller-hole attachment) with salt pork for fat, chipotles in adobo, more garlic, cumin, a combination of several different chile powders, smoked paprika, and a couple of handfuls of dried mixed berries.


The mysterious part is I couldn’t find the sausage attachment! I have never used it and it has been in the bottom cabinet with all the other attachments to the KitchenAid since we moved in. The pasta attachment was there, the grinder attachment was there, the slicer attachment was there, the food mill attachment was there. The sausage stuffer was not there. I checked every other cabinet, pulled everything out, searched the basement – all to no avail. So… off to the local Kitchen Kapers and for a mere $9.99 plus tax, I bought a new one – which means I shall find the old one any minute!

So… I ended up stuffing about 15 pounds of sausage – and I have several on the grill right now.


I’ll let ya know how they turned out!