Hot Italian Sausage


An Italian friend of mine had an Italian restaurant and used this recipe for over 30 years. When he retired, he graciously consented to passing it on to me. I will share it with you. It is excellent as meatballs, in spaghetti sauce, hamburger patties, or on pizza. This Recipe was prized by him and revered by many. We are lucky to have gotten this Recipe.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 30 mins
20 pounds italian sausage


  • 20 pounds ground pork

  • cup salt

  • ¼ cup garlic salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup ground paprika

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon anise seed

  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed

  • cup red pepper flakes


  1. Place the ground pork into a large bowl. Season with salt, garlic salt, black pepper and paprika. In a blender or food processor, blend together the oil, anise seed, fennel seed and red pepper flakes. Mix everything into the ground pork until well blended. Refrigerate for 24 hours to let flavors blend. Bag and freeze in portions that suit your needs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

326 Calories
27g Fat
1g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 80
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 336mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 351mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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