Cuts of Pork to Make Sausage


When many people think of sausage, they think of pork. A variety of pork cuts are made into sausages, from the pork shoulder to the pork belly fat as filler for taste and moisture. To get the correct cut, refer to an experienced butcher to get the best one for your recipe. Making sausages consists of grinding the cut of pork, seasoning it and stuffing it into the sausage casing.

Pork Shoulder

  • Pork shoulder is one of the toughest cuts of the pig. However, it can be very tender and be made into anything, including sausages. Victoria Packing states that the pork shoulder can be purchased fresh or smoked. You will need approximately 8 1/2 lbs. of pork shoulder to make pork sausages.

Pork Butt

  • Pork butt is similar to pork shoulder as it can be easily made into sausages. The pork butt is just above the shoulder and butchers cut it into large square chunks. Let's Make Sausage states that pork butt has an ideal meat to fat ratio of 15 percent to 20 percent. Fat in a sausage is required because it makes the sausage moist, tasty and binds it appropriately.

Pork Belly Fat

  • If you are using pork shoulder as your foundation for your sausage, pork belly fat should be included. Former Chef explains that the combination makes a good sausage. Purchase pork belly fat at your butcher and have him determine the appropriate amount for you, based on the amount of pork shoulder you're using.

Pork Loin

  • Pork loin is another cut of pork that can be made into sausages. Pork loin is located right behind the pork butt and consists of the rib section of the pig. This cut of pork is very tender, which allows it to be made into sausages very easily. In addition to sausages, the pork loin makes perfect pork chops, tenderloins and Canadian bacon.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/ Images
Promoted By Zergnet



You May Also Like

  • How to Brine & Smoke Pork Belly

    The technique for curing and smoking pork belly entails a three-day brining process, which preserves the pork, and an eight-hour smoking session,...

  • The Best Cuts of Pork

    Pork is one of America's favorite meats. It is versatile and ubiquitous. Choosing the best cut of pork for you depends on...

  • Pork Cuts Best for Grinding

    Grinding pork into sausage is something that you can do at home with either an electric meat grinder or a hand-held model....

Related Searches

Check It Out

13 Delicious Thanksgiving Sides That'll Make Turkey Insignificant

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!