Sausage seasoning is a mixture of herbs and spices that is used to enhance the flavoring of the sausage. The sausage seasoning can also be used to flavor other types of meat, such as beef, chicken and turkey. Making your own homemade sausage seasoning gives you the chance to adjust the flavors for it to be just the right blend. You can also add other ingredients that you feel will improve the flavor of your food. It is easy to make your own homemade sausage seasoning.
Here are the steps on how to make your own sausage seasoning:
- Ingredients - The ingredients that you will need to make your homemade sausage seasoning are: 1 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ground black pepper, 3 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. fennel seeds and 1/4 tsp. crushed pepper flakes. This recipe is good for seasoning 1 lb. of meat. You can double or triple the recipe if you need more.
- Making Seasoning - Get a bowl and blend all the ingredients together. You can mix the ingredients together by stirring or you can also use a food processor to make the mixture finer. When you are done mixing, you can put the seasoning in an airtight container. Store it in a dry place where there is no moisture to avoid clumping of the seasoning. You can store the seasoning until you are ready to use it.
- To Use - You can use the sausage seasoning for ground beef, chicken and pork. You can also use it to make hamburger patties, stuffing or food that you feel needs to have a sausage taste. If your meat is frozen, thaw it out first before using the seasoning. In a bowl, mix together 1 recipe of the seasoning with 1 lb. of your choice of meat. Be sure to evenly distribute the seasoning on the meat by mixing it together. You can use your hands to do this so that the seasoning can seep in to the meat. After this, you have to put the meat in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before cooking. This will allow the ingredients to settle and be absorbed by the meat.
- Cooking and Eating - After 3 hours, you can cook your gourmet meat. You can cook your meat by grilling it or frying it. A lot of people are satisfied with the smoky sausage taste of the seasoning. You can add sauces on your meat to make it taste better. If you do not want your seasoning to be spicy, all you have to do is to remove the crushed pepper flakes from the recipe.
These are the steps on how you can make your own homemade sausage seasoning. You can also alter the ingredients used so that you can make your seasoning more original. Add in spices, herbs and other flavoring that will enhance the taste of your meat. This is an easy way to improve the taste of your food without having to buy commercial sausage seasoning.