Sausage Spices - Adding Superb Flavours
to Your Homemade Sausages

If making homemade sausages is something you enjoy, then creating your own sausage spices is something you may be interested in. This herby mix will add far more flavours and aromas than a dull commercial seasoning. It also works great with home cooked hamburgers, breakfast patties etc.

Note: When making your blends, I recommend using as many whole spices as you can. Sometimes you may not have them all, if this is the case use pre-ground powders, just reduce the quantities by half. For example 2 tablespoons whole fennel seeds would equal 1 tablespoon ground fennel etc.

Homemade Sausage Spices Recipe

Ingredients: (makes about 6 tbsp)

2 tbsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp dried rosemary
2 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Grind the chili flakes, rosemary, salt, fennel and cumin fairly coarsely
  • Mix in the garlic powder
  • Crumble in the dried basil and oregano

Store in a cool place in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 2-3 months.

Note: To release more flavours you could lightly toast the fennel and cumin before cooling and grinding. See the grinding page for more info on this simple process.

Here's a slideshow on how I made these sausage spices...

Using Your Sausage Seasoning

picture of homemade sausage spices

I'll generally use 2 tablespoons of the seasoning for each pound of minced pork.

After mixing it in the meat, I like to take a tablespoon and fry that first before tasting.

This way I know if I've added enough seasoning or whether I need to adjust the levels. Add a touch more salt or chili etc

With regards to salt, I always go on the low side with my mixes, as this is something you can always add more of later if needed...

...But you can't remove if you've added too much!

Links to Other Seasonings You May Enjoy

Fajita Seasoning -
Capture the Authentic
Taste of Tex-Mex Cuisine

Corned Beef Mix -
Perfect For Corning
Your Cuts of Beef

Chili Seasonings - A
Collection of Mild and
Spicy Bends

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