Italian Sausage

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground fennel
  • 1/4 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • (2 tbsp fat if your sausage is lean (I used Crisco, but any solid fat would work)) *optional

Mix all ingredients together in mixing bowl. Chill in refrigerator at least 24 hours. If you have fancy casing equipment, by all means, go for it. I cook in scrambled in a skillet and use in other dishes.