Homemade Italian Sausage with Rigatoni

Homemade Italian sausage patties with Rigatoni for dinner tonight.

Made the sausage mix earlier in the day so the flavours had time to meld. I’ve been playing around with the recipe and decided to try something a little different.

I combined my favourite pork and basil meatball recipe with my Italian Sausage recipe.

Like most recipes, this is just an outline.
Adjust the ingredients and season to suit personal taste.
Made to taste.

Homemade Italian Sausage

1 lb Ground Pork
1 to 2 Garlic Cloves
Parmesan Cheese – fresh grated
Fennel Seed, crushed in mortar and pestle
Rubbed Sage
Hot red Pepper flakes to taste
Fresh Italian Parsley
Fresh Basil
fresh bread crumbs ( I pulse a bread/crusty buns in processor
with the fresh basil and parsley)
Chicken Broth
Red Wine

Mix minced garlic, parmesan cheese, fennel, and sage, red pepper
flakes, salt and pepper together with the ground pork.

Process the bread, along with the fresh basil leaves and parsley
in the Food Processor until the basil and parsley
are well minced.

Add to the meat mixture. Add red wine and chicken broth and mix
well using hands.

Test for seasoning by frying a piece of the sausage mixture.
Adjust seasoning accordingly.

Refrigerate for an hour or more for the flavours to meld.

Shape into patties and fry until cooked through.

Serve with pasta.

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