Homemade Sausage – As Easy as Meatloaf!

This post is brought to you thanks to Monsieur Nest.

The other day, I commented in passing to my husband  “Making sausage without casings is so ridiculously easy, I don’t know why more people don’t just make it themselves.  It’s as easy as creating a good meatloaf!”  This wasn’t the non sequitur it seems.  I was cooking at the time, making Sausage, Peppers and Onion (homemade sausage!).

His reply, “So, you’re going to write about it, right?”

Uuuuuhh. Okaaay.

PHoto - Homemade Sausage by Nest Half Full
Homemade Sausage in action – Homemade Sausage – As Easy as Meatloaf! by NestHalfFull.com

As I  worked in the kitchen earlier in the day, I wasn’t thinking about taking pictures or writing anything up. I was just lovin’ making my own sausage.  Partly because it’s such a nifty thing to do.  Partly because I love experimenting with flavor palettes.  But mostly because it is impossible to know everything that’s been churned into most ready-made sausages. As delicious as they are, many (most?) of the things on the label (not to mention the details they leave off!) are not all that great for you.

Here’s the quick and easy on how to make your own sausage.  No grinder.  No casings. It really is as easy as EASIER than throwing together a good meatloaf!
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Sausage Peppers and Onion (homemade sausage!)

I had not planned to share this dish with anyone. It’s very basic and, quite honestly, I don’t have any good photos of it.

But, Mr. Nest urged me to share Homemade Sausage – As Easy as Meatloaf! with you. Naturally, that meant sharing the dish I was making at the time. This one pot meal is really yummy whether you use ready-made sausages or make your own!

Photo - Sausage Peppers and Onion ~ Nest Half Full
Sorry for this awful photo. Sausage, Peppers and Onion is much yummier than the pictures let on!

When I’m tired, and don’t feel like cooking, and feel even less like going out to eat, I’ll often throw together this one-pot meal of Sausage Peppers and Onion.  It’s simple, satisfying and tasty.
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