I have been wanting to make sausage for a year now and finally bought the stuff to do it. Bass Pro Shop had their LEM 550 watt meat grinder on sale last week for $79 so I picked one up. Even though it can stuff sausage, I decided to order a Grizzly 5 lb stuffer. They were on sale last weekend for $65.
I had intended on making 5 lbs of fresh creole hot sausage and 5 lbs of smoked andouille, but it is raining today so I decided to make 10 lbs of the fresh creole.
We went to Costco to get boneless butts, but we saw large packs of boneless country ribs (sliced up butt) and decided to get some. Our reasoning was that the meat was more than likely already trimmed of hard fat, grizzle, veins, gland, etc. Turned out the meat was beautiful.