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The Ultimate Guide to Sausage Making [2020]

It’s time to face some hard facts. Store bought sausages suck. We've decided to create this illustrated guide so that you can make your own. This page is packed with information to teach you how to make real sausage that tastes fresh and full of flavor. By the end of this page you'll be on your way to becoming a salumist, aka sausage guru. →Fun [...]

2020-01-18T16:43:03-05:00 How To Guides|Comments Off on The Ultimate Guide to Sausage Making [2020]

The Ultimate Guide to Italian Sausage

Everything you've ever wanted to know about Italian sausage. On one page. So you want to learn how to make Italian sausage, or salsiccia as they call it in Italy? Great idea. It's hard to beat the delicious taste and texture of a homemade sausage. This isn't your average how-to guide. The is the ultimate illustrated guide! With this page, you're armed and ready to dive into making Italian sausage. Let's [...]

2018-07-30T02:47:51-05:00 How To Guides|Comments Off on The Ultimate Guide to Italian Sausage

How to Pair Sausage with Beer Like a German God

In the garden of Eden, beer and sausage walk hand in hand. They are a happy match of salt, fat, hops, and sweet notes all rolled into one meal. There’s a good reason that over 140,000 pork sausage pairs are sold at Oktoberfest each year. It tastes good. Did you know that some combinations of beer and sausage work better than others? It’s not that we think there are bad combinations [...]

2018-07-11T00:33:42-05:00 How To Guides, Useful Information|Comments Off on How to Pair Sausage with Beer Like a German God

How to Make the Perfect Sausage Gravy

Sausage gravy is one of those comfort foods that is surprisingly easy to make. It's a classic Southern dish served up for breakfast with buttermilk biscuits. The meal really isn't complete without eggs, bacon, fried up potatoes and sauteed spinach. It's not the healthiest breakfast you can put into your body. But hey, we won't tell anyone. Everything in moderation right? Follow this recipe to make silky smooth, melt in your mouth breakfast fare. The [...]

2018-07-09T05:46:39-05:00 How To Guides|Comments Off on How to Make the Perfect Sausage Gravy

A Guide to Sausage Seasoning

Seasoning is king. When you decide to make sausage from scratch, choosing the right mix of flavors can mean the difference between a memorable meat experience and a frustrating food flop. You'll find loads of sausage recipes in books and online. I find they're a great starting point but don't be afraid to give each recipe your own special twist. Once you've combined your meat with herbs and spices, the next [...]

2020-01-29T03:24:57-05:00 How To Guides|Comments Off on A Guide to Sausage Seasoning

How to Grind Meat Like a Boss

Back in the day before supermarkets, grinding meat at home was extremely common. Now it seems to have been put in the too hard basket. A challenging activity best left for butchers and foodster geeks - the type that have to DIY everything. The fact is, some food preparation is best left to the professionals but when it comes to meat grinding, that's not one of them. It's surprising how simple the process is and [...]

2018-07-03T21:50:22-05:00 How To Guides|Comments Off on How to Grind Meat Like a Boss

How to Make Vegan Sausages

Italian Barrel, a meat obsessed website, covering vegan? What gives? Your eyes aren't misleading you. We'll try anything once and vegan sausages aren't actually too bad. You'll never convert us from our main passion which is sausage making using real meat. But sometimes it's nice to have a break from animal protein for a night. Meatless Monday anyone? There are a number of reasons for avoiding the meat. Health, environmental and ethical reasons are at [...]

2018-07-07T19:07:53-05:00 How To Guides|Comments Off on How to Make Vegan Sausages

How to Grind Meat Without a Grinder: 3 Easy Options

This article is your ticket to processing ground meat without the use of a grinder. It's actually not that difficult. If you already have an appliance to grind meat, be sure to check out my article on how to grind meat using a grinder. Ground meat is an incredibly versatile ingredient that's delicious is a wide variety of dishes. What's your favourite meal? Lettuce wraps stuffed with meat, hamburgers, lasagne or sausages? Freshly ground meat is [...]

2018-08-01T00:50:51-05:00 How To Guides|Comments Off on How to Grind Meat Without a Grinder: 3 Easy Options

How to Dry Sausage at Home: A Quick Guide

Drying sausages at home can be very rewarding. Whether you're making your own beer, cheese, ice cream, sausages or any other food at home, it really is hard to beat. A sausage that's made with your own carefully selected, natural ingredients will always tastes better a store bought product filled with unwanted extras. This article assumes you already know how to make your own sausages and are at the drying stage. If you need to [...]

2019-04-25T01:33:54-05:00 How To Guides|Comments Off on How to Dry Sausage at Home: A Quick Guide