Homemade Irish Sausages

Homemade Irish Sausages are simple and easy to prepare — even if you don’t have a meat grinder. They don’t even need the fussiness of casings which is why I really enjoy them. It’s just a quick mix of the spices and then off to fry in the pan.  This recipe is a copy-cat version of Trader Joe’s Irish Sausages which are only available in my area right around St. Patrick’s Day.

Homemade Irish Sausages are simple and easy to prepare -- even if you don't have a meat grinder or casings. Just mix the spices it's off to the pan. Simple.

So, if I can buy them at Trader Joe’s why would I want to bother with making my own sausages? That’s a valid question but let me explain my simple reasoning.

  1. Why pay double the price when making homemade sausage is easy!
  2. Season the sausage exactly to your family’s tastes.
  3. Fresh sausages don’t have MSG, Nitrates, artificial ingredients or any other fillers. (Woo-Hoo!)
  4. Enjoy Homemade Irish sausages, anytime you like — and not just at St. Patrick’s Day!
Homemade Irish Sausages are simple and easy to prepare -- even if you don't have a meat grinder or casings. Just mix the spices it's off to the pan. Simple.

Still, a lot of people are intimidated by the thought of making homemade sausages and rightfully so. But if you buy pre-ground pork, all you have to do is mix in a few spices and you’re ready to go! We stuffed ours into a casing because we already have them on hand from making some Homemade Linguica but free form links or patties are the way to go for ease of preparation. Making Homemade Irish Sausages an easy and affordable weeknight meal.

Homemade Irish Sausages are simple and easy to prepare -- even if you don't have a meat grinder or casings. Just mix the spices it's off to the pan. Simple.

So if you’ve never made homemade sausages before, here’s your chance with this very easy recipe for Homemade Irish Sausages to give it a try! Homemade sausage is worth the extra effort. Paired with buttery champ and vegetables, these sausages make a wonderful meal.

Irish Coddle Dublin coddle 5 650

Homemade Irish Sausages

Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
Homemade Irish Sausages are simple and easy to prepare — even if you don’t have a meat grinder. They don’t even need the fussiness of casings which is why I really enjoy them. It’s just a quick mix of the spices and then off to fry in the pan.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Irish
Servings 12 sausages
Calories 154 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg , lightly beaten
  • 1 clove garlic , crushed [see note 1]
  • Salt and ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Mix everything together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Fry a tiny bit of the mixture in a pan with a little olive to check the seasonings. Re-season the rest of the mixture, if needed.
  • Divide the mixture into twelve equal portions and shape each one into a sausage link or patty.
  • Cook sausages in a skillet until cooked through and the juices run clear or a thermometer inserted in the center reads 160 degrees F – about 15 minutes.

Notes

  1. The flavor profile of traditional Irish Sausages is pretty simple and mild. I feel like if you start adding a lot of other flavorings then it’s not really a traditional Irish Sausage anymore but if you’d like to bump up the flavor profile, you can always add crushed red pepper flakes, fennel seeds, or smoked paprika to add some variety. That being said, Traditional Irish sausages would not contain garlic.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pieceCalories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 7gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 60mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 1µgVitamin E: 1mgVitamin K: 2µgCalcium: 16mgFolate: 8µgIron: 1mgZinc: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

17 thoughts on “Homemade Irish Sausages”

  1. OK – so I will admit, I never thought of just using ground sausage and I feel pretty silly. I did the free-formed ones since I didnt have casings and we liked them. They are very mildly spiced so we added a bit more spice but overall very solid recipe.

    Reply
  2. Oh -my! These sausages look so good. My husband got the attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer to make his own sausages — and he’s been remiss in the quantity of porky products he’s produced! I’m going to print this out and leave it on his pillow… Is that enough of a hint?

    Reply
    • That would do it for sure! We like making our own. It’s a labor of love when we grind and stuff our own but this quick little recipe makes it so easy to make your own and add in your own spice blend to really pick up the flavor profile of these mildly spiced sausages.

      Reply
  3. i have never made sausage at home…but it seriously eases my mind that there are easier and way healthier ways to eat sausage by making them at home

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.