paleo sausages

Paleo Sausages

I've found an amazing organic butcher, really close to where I live.  I've used them for almost all of my meat for a while.  I was there earlier this week buying some bacon (the best bacon I've had in Australia, actually) and pork, when I mentioned what a shame it is that all of their sausages contain flour (though they only use rice flour, which is obviously a lot better than many alternatives out there).  He asked me if I wanted some special grain free Paleo Sausages made up for me!  I had no idea they would do this.

I could choose whatever I wanted to go with the organic beef, but he suggested capsicum (bell pepper), shallots and salt – I thought that would be a great combination for my first batch.  Even more exciting the castings for all of their sausages are made the proper way – from intestines, instead of synthetic castings, which can be made of all sorts of materials like  collagen, cellulose, or even plastic.  I certainly don't fancy eating any of those!

I picked up my order today, which worked out at about 30 sausages for the 2kg batch.

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I've just had my first taste – and they were fantastic!

This is the ingredients for one of the better ranges of supermarket sausages: –

Ingredients: Beef (76%), Water, Potato Starch, Sea Salt, Dehydrated Vegatables (Onion & Garlic), Dextrose (Tapioca or Maize), Mineral Salt (451), Sugar (Cane Sugar), Preservative (223), Spices, Herbs, Natural Colour (160c), Natural Flavour, Yeast Extract, Herb Extract

And this is the ingredients for my Paleo sausages: –

Ingredients: Organic Beef, Capsicum, Shallots, Salt

There's no comparison is there?

Have you made your own Paleo sausages, or had them made?  I'd love to hear your suggestions of ingredients for my second batch!

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16 replies
  1. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    The smell of a sausage sizzle here turns my stomach and I can’t go near sausages.
    These actually smelt good when Suz was cooking them up… so I tried one – and I have got to say, they tasted great.

    I am relying on you to make them a standard on the BBQ for everyone now Suz! :0)

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  2. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    Hi Suz! I live in Sydney as well, and I’m trying a Paleo lifestyle right now. May I ask where your butcher is, and the rough cost of your 2kg sausage pack? Any idea whether the beef is grass-fed or grain? Thanks!:)

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    • Suz
      Suz says:

      Hi Jenny! That’s great you’re trying out Paleo!

      My butcher is in Neutral Bay. I can’t remember how much the sausages were, but I think it was comparable to the “normal” sausages. They can order in most meats, so I always ask for grass-fed beef.

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    • Suz
      Suz says:

      Hi Mary, They’re probably going to be a “special order” item so I’d have thought most butchers would be able to do it for you – just find out the minimum quantity they need to make a batch and empty your freezer – or find a friend to share with!

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  3. Cris
    Cris says:

    i worked in saudi arabia for 4 years and during that time i am making my own sausage. I don’t know anything about paleo then. But when i read your sausage recipe i realized that what i made then is similar. Here’s what i have in my sausage: beef, garlic, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Yummy!

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  4. Brenda
    Brenda says:

    I use 10 pounds of meat, 1 pint of water, 5 tablespoons of salt(this can be adjusted), 1 teaspoon of white pepper, 1 tablespoon of nutmeg, 1 tablespoon of caraway and 1 tablespoon of course garlic. I like mine ground finely so it crumples easily and isn’t too chunky. This is an old family recipe and it tastes better then any store bought sausage. I usually use pork and venison combination.

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  5. Maria
    Maria says:

    Hi , ive just signed up and m sooo excited. Where do u buy your bacon and paleo sausages? Im from the fremantle area

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  6. Brad Macnamara
    Brad Macnamara says:

    Hi Suz, We have a certified organic butcher shop on the Gold Coast and specialise in grass fed organic meats. We also sell a range of paleo packs and have just released a range of nitrite free ham and bacon. We are currently working on a paleo sausage which will be pure beef, sweet potato, brocolli, roasted onion, roasted peppers and salt and pepper. They taste great and basically give you a meal in a sausage. Let me know if you’d like to try some and I’ll send some down for you
    Regards

    brad

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  7. Dominic
    Dominic says:

    Hi Guys
    We are a butcher in Vaucluse in Sydney and offer home delivery all over the place, from newcastle, hunter valley, blue mountains, Canberra, and everywhere in between. We only support sustainable farmers. All our beef and lamb is Grass fed and finished. We have a range of paleo snags and can make up what ever you want. Give us a call 9337 3063 or check us out at http://www.grub.com.au.
    very Hungry now after reading this!!

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  8. Peter
    Peter says:

    FYI re casings.
    Natural gut is natural gut. Fresh and smoked sausage.
    Collagen is a natural edible product from cattle. Fresh and smoked sausage.
    Cellulose is used for pre cooked sausages and removed before eating.
    Plastic is a non edible casing mainly for cooked sausage. eg Strazburg etc.
    Google NATURIN CASINGS and will be explained.

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