Homemade Spices & Seasonings: Sweet Italian Sausage

sweet-italian-sausage

With this little mix of spices you can create your own bulk Italian sausage. Perfect for pizza or any place sweet Italian sausage is called for.

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:: Sweet Italian Sausage Spice Blend ::

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground pork (ground beef may be substituted, but the flavor and texture will not be the same)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped parsley

Directions:

Combine the spices in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly with ground pork. Cook as directed by recipe.

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Homemade Seasonings – Taco Seasoning & Chili Powder

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: : Taco Seasoning : :

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (see recipe below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Shake well before using.

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: : Mild Chili Powder : :

If your prefer a more spicy chili powder, simply increase the amount of cayenne pepper.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Shake well before using.