Minted Lamb Sausage

Lamb is considered a delicacy in most parts of Italy. It imparts a distinct flavor in this sausage recipe, but you may use beef or pork if you are not a fan of lamb.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 1 hourTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 2¼ lbs. lamb
  • ¼ lb. pancetta
  • ½ bulb garlic, peeled and minced
  • ½ bunch fresh mint, chopped
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Sausage casings
  • 2 tsp. olive oil

Directions

  • Grind the lamb and pancetta separately. Keep chilled.
  • Mix together all the ingredients in a chilled bowl using chilled utensils. If using an electric mixer, be sure not to over blend the meat.
  • Stuff the mixture into casings or form into patties.
  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sausage, cover, and cook for about 30 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Uncover and cook for 15 minutes until thoroughly browned. Drain on paper towels.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 2¼ lbs. lamb
  • ¼ lb. pancetta
  • ½ bulb garlic, peeled and minced
  • ½ bunch fresh mint, chopped
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Sausage casings
  • 2 tsp. olive oil

Directions

  • Grind the lamb and pancetta separately. Keep chilled.
  • Mix together all the ingredients in a chilled bowl using chilled utensils. If using an electric mixer, be sure not to over blend the meat.
  • Stuff the mixture into casings or form into patties.
  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sausage, cover, and cook for about 30 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Uncover and cook for 15 minutes until thoroughly browned. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories210
Total Fat13g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium360mg
Total Carbohydrate15g
Dietary Fiber8g
Sugars5g
Protein9g