The easiest step-by-step guide to making your own sausages
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The easiest step-by-step guide to making your own sausages

If pre-made sausages aren't quite doing it for you, you're looking for a new hobby or just want to try something different, this absolute legend of a bloke has created the most simple, step-by-step guide to making your own sausages from scratch.

Posted to the Tik Tok account kiwidad_adventures, the video has gained some 71 thousand views since it was posted earlier this year.


There are several reasons why people should consider making sausage at home: 1. Quality control: When making sausage at home, you have complete control over the ingredients, ensuring that only high-quality, fresh ingredients are used. This means you can avoid fillers, preservatives, and other undesirable additives commonly found in store-bought sausages. 2. Customization: Making sausage at home allows you to customize the flavor and texture to your liking. You can experiment with different spices, herbs, and other ingredients to create unique and delicious sausage flavors. 3. Cost-effectiveness: Making sausage at home can be more cost-effective than buying pre-made sausages. You can purchase meat in bulk and make a large batch of sausage at once, saving money in the long run. 4. Fun and rewarding: Making sausage at home can be a fun and rewarding experience. It's a great way to spend time with family or friends and can provide a sense of satisfaction in creating something from scratch. Overall, making sausage at home can be a great way to ensure quality, customize flavors, save money, and have fun in the process. #homebutcher #sausage #venison #wildfood #wildmeat #cooking #newzealand #whakatane #nzhunting #huntingnz #nzcooking #cookingnz #nzfoood

♬ original sound - kiwidad_adventures

Being able to know exactly what ingredients are used in your sausages including customising them to meet your wildest desires is just one of many advantages to making your own sausages compared to buying them pre-made.

Check out a full list of requirements and a written step-by-step guide below.

It's important to remember the people in this video are seasoned professionals who have a ton of experience making sausages from scratch.

What you need:

  • Meat Mincer/Sausage Press

  • Chosen meat + additional flavouring (onion, cheese, etc)

  • Sausage meal

  • Bucket of water

  • Sausage casing

Step-by-step guide

Step One:

Put meat through mincer on the coarse setting.

Step Two:

Add Sausage meal (to add flavour & help meat bind together).

Step Three:

Add desired extras to meat mix (cheese, onion, spices etc) and run through mincer again to help mix together.

Step Four: 

Dip sausage casing in a bucket of water to help separate them as well as lubricating them.

Step Five:

Scoop a small amount of water inside the sausage casing to stretch it out and help it slide over the nozzle of the sausage press.

Step Six:

Load up sausage press with meat mix and while one person cranks the meat through, have a second person use their hand to feed an even amount of sausage into the casing as it comes out of the sausage press.

Step Seven:

When you get to the end of the press, snap off the appropriate remaining amount of casing to tie it off.

Step Eight:

See video above for technique to loop into individual sausages.

Step Nine:

Cook and partner with desired sides and enjoy your creation!

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