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Keto Sweet and Spicy Italian Sausage

An easy way to make tasty Italian Sausage without the carbs

Course Dinner, Entree, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian, Meat, Pork, Sausage
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 27 3oz servings
Calories 265 kcal



  1. Grind the pork to medium grind - If you bought pre-ground pork, skip this step

  2. Ensure the pork and vinegar are cold. Rest them in the freezer for 15 minutes before mixing.

Prepare the Herbs and Spices while the meat is chilling

  1. Grind the fennel seeds in the spice grinder or mortal/pestle. The smaller grind the better.

  2. Grind the pepper if you're using fresh ground black pepper.

  3. Mince the garlic if you're not using garlic powder.

  4. Chop the parsley.

  5. Grind the nutmeg if using whole nutmeg.

  6. Mix together all the dry herbs and spices.

Mix the Sausage

  1. In a cold bowl, add cold ground pork and cold vinegar.

  2. Sprinkle about a quarter of the spices on top, then mix. Using gloved hands is ok (and easier), but using cold, metal utensils is better to keep the meat cold.

  3. Add another quarter of the spices and mix.

  4. Repeat adding spices and mixing until everything is incorporated.

  5. DO NOT over mix! If the meat starts getting pasty or sticky, put it in the freezer for 15 minutes. Take it out and continue mixing.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days, depending on the date on the meat you bought. If you're going to keep it longer than 2 days before cooking it, it's best to freeze it in a tightly sealed freezer bag.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Sweet and Spicy Italian Sausage
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Sodium 437mg19%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.