Sausage anyone?

A few years ago my parents bought us a KitchenAid mixer. I have to say, it is the most used kitchen appliance (and most well made too). We have slowly added attachments to use with our mixer. We bought a grinder and sausage stuffer last year. We have used the grinder several times for grinding rabbit and pork to make burgers but we had never tried to stuff our sausage. We finally ordered sausage casings (when we send our next 2 hogs to the butcher, we will ask for the intestine lining to make our own casings). Adam ground 2 rabbits and added some pork from the ribs of our last hog (her names Easter). He also added salt, pepper and herbs from the garden. We let it sit in the fridge for a few days and really soak up the seasonings. Here are some pictures of us stuffing our first homemade sausage!! It tasted so delicious and we had plenty to freeze for later.

Here are the pork ribs. The first step was to soak the casing and rinse it with cold water.

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The next step is to carefully thread the casing onto the KitchenAid attachment.

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One person had to push the sausage through and the other person needed two hands to tightly stuff the sausage into the casing and twist it off each time we needed to start a new piece.

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Finished product!

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