Homemade sausage meat mixture is a well-kept secret. Sometimes even traditional butcher stores have their own mixture with clean ingredients. Naturally, barbeque enthusiasts around the globe tried to emulate these mixtures in their quest to make the best grilled meat for burgers, kebabs, sausages or something similar. Now, on our website, you already have some of the best recipes to prepare oriental delicacies such as Kebab or Sheftelia. However, this recipe will be a total game changer when it comes to the ground meat preparation.
Lamb as the base for homemade sausage meat mixture
Unfortunately, industrial sausages available in stores around the globe use the worst quality of meat. In most cases the industry uses pork which is the least healthy meat available to humans. Then, they have to mask the sourness of low-quality meat by adding bread crumbs, soy, sugar and chemical preservatives. You end up with an unhealthy product that is not much better than any other industrial processed food. Interestingly, when you think about sausage meat mixture, it should contain just meat and salt. Naturally, everyone loves the aroma of garlic with grilled meat. But in essence, top-quality meat and salt are all you need to make the best burgers, sausages or anything with ground meat. And when it comes to meat quality – nothing beats lamb!
Not only is it an abundant source of top-class protein, but lamb is also an outstanding source of vitamins and minerals. Let’s mention iron, zinc, and vitamin B12. For this reason, lamb needs to be present in your cooking more often than usual. This type of meat is ruminant animal meat and in most cases is grass-fed. Lamb and mutton promote muscle growth, maintenance, and even athletic performance. In addition, eating more lamb can help to prevent or reverse anaemia. This particular homemade sausage meat mixture will be ideal for those who still haven’t find the way to enjoy lamb fully. You will forget the gamey feeling if you use the lamb as the base of this mixture.
What about the spices
Our homemade sausage meat mixture has only 3 spices! Sea salt, garlic infused water and black pepper. Now, if you want your sausage mixture to get a bit spicy, we recommend red hot paprika flakes, or perhaps smoked paprika powder. Nothing else is needed but if you like to experiment, various Mediterranean herbs could be used. If you think that meat needs a lot of spices to be tasty, we have to reasure you.
Meat freshness test
Before you start making your homemade sausage meat mixture, take a look at the meat you purchased. Take a small amount of ground meat from the butcher or supermarket and create a burger without adding any spices. Cook it in tallow or on a dry non stick grilling pan. If the meat is fresh, the burger will taste almost sweet and pleasant. On the other hand, if it’s not fresh, you will notice a sour and off taste that many people dislike in meat. This is an indicator that the meat is not very fresh!
Homemade sausage beats all other versions
You can say you don’t have the time, but the benefits from making homemade sausage meat mixture are numerous. Besides, learning more about old-fashioned cooking has brought a lot of pleasure and health benefits to everyone who has tried it. So, all you need to do is follow this perfect recipe and surprise your family or friends next time you decide to cook or grill some homemade sausages!