Make your own delicious Italian sausage with this guide. It’s one of the most delicious and convenient ways to enjoy “leftover” cuts of meat! One of the most popular forms of sausage is Italian style, made from ground pork and a classic selection of Italian herbs. Create a simple ground sausage with mere mixing or go “whole hog” by forming your own shaped sausage links in casings. Serve this sausage with pasta or as part of an Italian sub sandwich.
Grind the sausage meat in the meat grinder. (Skip this step if the meat is already ground.)
Apply shortening or lard to the end of the funnel. Rub the grease generously over the entire length and tip of the funnel's narrow end; this will help the case slide, rather than stick while it is filled.
Separate the filled casing into individual sausages by twisting the filled casing. Twist off the ends and trim away any excess casing.