what amount of spice mix.

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by makeme, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. makeme

    makeme Fire Starter

    What amount of spice per pound can anyone recommend for Italian and breakfast sausage. The spices I bought from a butcher have no guidelines for usage and I did not ask but from the sausage of his that I have had they were a bit to tame for my taste buds I will be grinding a pork butt and some trimmings form pork ribs for this. As I said I tend to like my sausage fairly strong flavored.
  2. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What are the spices you are using? Are you using a cure (if so which one) or is this going to be a fresh sausage?
  3. Mix an amount in your ground meat and test fry a tablespoon size patty. Add more after the original taste test and sample again until you get the "snap" you want. Remember you can always add more but you can't take any out.[​IMG]
  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats a tough question to answer since every mix is different. Try starting with 3-4 oz's per 10 pounds, Then taste test it and add from there before you stuff it.
  5. Hi Makeme, I know you probally know this, but I would like to suggest that you can find just about everything you need in Rytek Kutas Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing book. Also this site is a blessing with all the knowledge that is here.
    Good luck with the sausage, and let us know how it turns out.
  6. pantherfan83

    pantherfan83 Smoking Fanatic

    I'd call and ask the place you bought the spice mixes from. I'd add what they recommend, then fry up a little test patty. If you prefer it stronger, then add more, mix thoroughly and test again.
  7. makeme

    makeme Fire Starter

    Thanks for the response. It will be a fresh pork sausage, some for Italian and some for breakfast sausage. There were no ingredients on the packages since they were bulk from his supply. Guess I will just have to sperment a little.

    One other thing it will be the first time using my grinder attached to a 1/2 gear head motor. I tried using my #32 with the hand crank and it did not take long to realize I wanted the motor, which unfortunately was in the repair shop at the time but its back and I am just about ready to roll with it. Guess I am just a wuss these days but if it don't make it a lot easier, than I am out of the meat grinding business ;-)
  8. What he said

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