Sausage: Food Processor Style

As you’re probably aware, learning to make sausage is on my “Winter Goals” list. However, as I began my mental journey (mainly….how the hell am I going to do this?), I realized that the method of actual meat grinding was unclear to me.

from rattiganwrites

After copious amounts of research (meaning that The Tailor and I skimmed about 35 books in the bookstore we drink coffee in every morning until we found one that mentioned sausage), I realized that there were 2 main ways to make sausage.

from workwithjess

  • food processor
  • meat grinder

When I embarked on this sausage journey, I did not have a meat grinder. Thanks to El Guapo, my terrific fella, I now have a meat grinder.

from redbubble

(He gets me the most romantic gifts.)

Today’s post will be about the food processor method; I’ll post about the meat grinding method later.

Ok, the first thing you want to do is decide what you want in your sausage, and gather the ingredients.

What I Choose:

  • pork
  • chili flakes
  • jalepenos
  • cheddar
  • fresh sage
  • panko
  • salt

Even though it’s all going into the same place, I like to chop the non-ecoli-bearing ingredients first.


from theneptunes

It’s a thing.

Ok, chop chop.

sage prechopping

sage post-chopping

There were other chopping pictures, but I failed to capture them.

I’m sorry.

from collegecandy

Then chop the meat of your choice into cubes.



Add it all to the food processor.

meat, cheese, sage, jalepenos, panko, chili flakes, salt

Pulse until it’s a ground up mush of meat. It should resemble something like this:

meat mush

Form into patties and refrigerate at least 12 hours or up to 3 days. Freeze up to a month if you’re not going to use within 3 days.


I don’t have a picture of the sausage being cooked or eaten because Earth Momma was giving a brunch and needed the sausages. But you would simply cook it the way that you would cook other patty sausage: fry in a pan until it’s cooked through. You may need to add a little oil to the pan if the sausage doesn’t have enough fat to create it’s own grease.

Next Sausage Quest: meat grinder method.

suck it, martha.

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4 Comments on “Sausage: Food Processor Style”

  1. Celia C
    January 2, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Awesome! Gonna have to find a GF substitute for the panko.

  2. January 2, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Rice! Just cook a cup of rice and work in as much as you feel is necessary.

  3. January 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    I’m so impressed with you.

    • January 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

      Awww, don’t be! I really enjoy your blog, too!

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