I rarely buy ready-made sausages and prefer making them myself. Store bought sausage meat often contains unhealthy additives and flour. Here are some of the ingredients you can find in most sausages:
Richmond Skinless Pork Sausages: Pork (43%), Water, Pork Fat (8%), Rusk (Wheat), Potato Starch, Vegetable Protein, Less than 2%: Salt, Flavourings, Stabilisers: Guar Gum, Diphosphates; Preservative: Sodium Metabisulphite, Antioxidants (E300 & E307), Colour (Cochineal)
To make sausage meat, I use outdoor reared ground pork, organic almond flour, fresh herbs and spices. When buying pork, make sure it comes from outdoor reared sources: here is why you should avoid conventionally raised factory-farmed pork. Pastured meat may cost more but you can save money by buying it locally and in bulk. I included even more tips on how to save time and money when following a healthy low-carb diet in this post.
Nutritional values (per serving, 2 skewers):
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Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4.2%), protein (25.9%), fat (69.9%).
Ingredients (makes 3 servings):
Homemade sausage meat:
- 400 g ground pork, outdoor reared (14.1 oz)
- ½ cup almond flour (50 g / 1.8 oz)
- 1 small white onion, finely chopped (70 g / 2.5 oz)
- 1 tsp fresh lemon zest from organic lemon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp fresh sage (or 1 tsp dried)
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried)
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried)
- ½ tsp dried marjoram
- 1 tsp Dijon or wholegrain mustard (you can make your own)
- freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ tsp salt (I like pink Himalayan)
- homemade sausage meat (recipe above)
- 6 slices bacon, outdoor-reared and cut widthwise into 12 slices or Parma ham
- 1 ½ cup white mushrooms (150 g / 5.3 oz)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes (150 g / 5.3 oz)
Note: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives). If you don't want to use bacon, try Parma ham.
- Preheat the oven to 200 C / 400 F. Wash and finely chop the herbs. Peel and finely chop the onion.
- Wash and zest the lemon and place in a bowl with the ground pork, herbs, chopped onion, almond flour and nutmeg.
- Add the mustard and mix until well combined.
- Using your hands, create 12 small kebabs. Wrap each kebab in a bacon slice and set aside.
- Start assembling the kebabs on the skewers. Pierce 2 kebabs on each (6 skewers with 2 kebabs each). Alternate with the mushrooms and tomatoes and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Place in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and try with fried egg, Ultimate Keto Buns or crispy green salad. Enjoy!