Tomato Sausage

Tomato sausage is made from pork and veal and it derives its flavor from tomatoes. Cracker meal or bread crumbs are used as fillers and a lot of sausage can be made from a few pounds of meat.

lean pork700 g1.54 lb.
fat pork: back fat, jowls, belly100 g0.22 lb.
veal or beef200 g0.44 lb.
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
salt18 g3 tsp.
pepper3.0 g1½ tsp.
sugar5.0 g1 tsp.
nutmeg2.0 g1 tsp.
ginger1.0 g½ tsp.
cracker meal65 g2.3 oz.
canned tomatoes200 g7 oz.
cold water135 ml3.5 oz fl
  1. Grind all meat through 3/16” plate (5 mm).
  2. Mix all ingredients with ground meat in a food processor, adding 1 cup cold water. If no processor is available, refreeze meats and grind again through 1/8” (3 mm) plate. Then mix everything together.
  3. Stuff into 26-28 mm collagen, hog or sheep casings and form 5” (12 cm) long links.
  4. Store in a refrigerator or freeze for later use.
  5. Cook before serving.
The flavor comes from tomatoes so don’t overpower with spices.
Cracker meal: crumbled or smashed crackers that are either used as topping or as breading. May be substituted with bread crumbs.

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