Hot Italian Sausage
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Recipe type: Meat
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1½ teaspoons fennel seed (or more or less to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pound ground pork
  1. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, and parsley in a medium bowl. Combine the fennel, salt, peppercorns, and red pepper in a spice grinder and pulse a few times to roughly break up the fennel seeds; add to the parsley mixture, then add the garlic and onion powders. Stir to combine, the use your hands to mix the pork and spices together.
  2. Saut├ę the pork mixture in a skillet over medium high heat, using a spoon to break up the meat as it cooks. Remove from heat when there is still a tiny bit of pink showing in the meat and drain off excess fat. Store in the refrigerator for a few days or freeze until ready to use.
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