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Cajun Andouille and Jalapeño Cheddar sausage recipe

Andouille Sausage is the classic Cajun smoked sausage. Great on it’s own or mixed into dishes like Gumbo, Jambalaya or even mac and cheese. Made from pork, garlic and plenty of spices.


4 pounds pork shoulder, cut into large chunks
2 pounds bacon ends and pieces
¼ cup Blackened Seasoning
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 jalapenos, diced
¼ cup olive oil
pork casings


Set up meat grinder with the large grinder plate.
Mix pork shoulder and bacon ends together in a bowl. Run through the meat grinder into a large bowl.
Mix in garlic, jalapeños, blackened seasonings, kosher salt and olive oil.
Add mixture to grinder once more on the large plate setting.
Place mixture in refrigerator.
Soak pork casings and rinse thoroughly. Place pork casings on sausage stuffer and fill with sausage mixture.
Twist into links and tie ends.
Place on a clean baking sheet and refrigerate links for 16-24 hours.
Using pecan, oak or hickory for the best smoke flavor, make a grill fire or set smoker to 300°.
Set andouille links over indirect heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Internal temperature should reach between 150° and 165°.
Cool sausages slightly before slicing, remove casings if desired.
Store smoked andouille sausages in zip top bags in refrigerator up to one week. Freeze for up to 3 months.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?