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  • So what exactly is REAL sausage?

    Like really.
    I know breakfast sausage isn't real. but like, which ones are/which brands do you guys recommend?
    Eat to live, don't live to eat.




  • #2
    The ones with the fewest/most natural ingredient lists
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
      The ones with the fewest/most natural ingredient lists
      so like.. italian sausage?
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      • #4
        Applegate Farms
        Bilinski's

        Applegate's Natural Sunday Bacon is also quite outstanding.
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        • #5
          Many of Aidell's are pretty good. I also get the housemade ones at Whole Foods a lot. Sometimes they have a little canola oil but generally no fillers or unidentifiables.

          I'd like to try making some myself but it's one of many things on the list of stuff I just don't seem to get around to.

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          • #6
            I haven't been able to find natural sausage yet, so I'm making my own today out of ground pork, sage, rosemary & thyme.

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            • #7
              Trader Joes has some decent ones. Like Dr. BB says, read the ingredients list. If you see a lot of unidentifiable stuff, then leave it alone. If it's mainly just seasonings, then it's probably alright. I've seen corn syrup on many ingredients lists for sausage so watch out for that!

              I make my own breakfast sausage by buying ground pork (from a local trustworthy source) and adding my own spices. I'll fry up a bunch of patties now & then and then I have quick & easy protein for breakfast that just needs a quick reheat.

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              • #8
                a good sausage list will include meat, possibly a natural sweetener (like honey or maple, NOT corn, and def not HFCS), and some seasoning. That's all you need, really.
                --Trish (Bork)
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                • #9
                  Like several of the others I buy ground pork and make my own, although the last couple of batches the pork have been a bit lean and makes chewy sausage. I don't bother with casings and just make loose sausage, for me it is more versatile loose. There are a lot of good recipes online, especially in the hunters forums. I have two people in the family that are sensitive to capcisim(peppers) and spicy hot food in general so ours are a more savory sausage or have fruit in them-like an apple sausage. I come from a scandinavian background so the family recipes don't have much more than a dash of black pepper anyways. Making loose sausage is about as easy as making a batch of meatloaf.

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                  • #10
                    I make my own.. there are some great seasoning recipes out there. I prefer mine without the sweet most of the time though. I am going to experiment making Italian sausage.
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                    • #11
                      Ideally, you want a short ingredient list that you don't need a chemistry/chemical engineering degree to evaluate. Or, start with ground meat of your choice(beef/pork/poultry), and spice to taste. If it's MSG/Gluten-free and no added nitrates/nitrites, you're at least starting from a good point.

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                      • #12
                        I cant wait to get a meat grinder to make my own ground meat and sausages.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mrsgp101310 View Post
                          I haven't been able to find natural sausage yet, so I'm making my own today out of ground pork, sage, rosemary & thyme.
                          I like making sausage too. You know exactly what is in it then - and can make the herbs, spices etc taste exactly how you like them.

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                          • #14
                            just read the ingredient label and decide if it's something you want to eat. We get most of our sausage from a local pig farm that pastures their pork...ingredients are pork and spices. Some sausage will have wheat/gluten so avoid those.
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                            • #15
                              I get my sausage from Hendricks Farm in Telford, PA and it's phenomenal. I found them on eatwild.com. I suggest you start looking for some good farms/stores there.

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