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Portuguese Sausage

An island favorite usually found on every breakfast table.  Make this Portuguese Sausage recipe in big batches and always have it readily available. Wonderful "welcome to the neighborhood" housewarming gift.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time10 mins
Ready In: Marinate 48 Hours0 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hawaiian, Local, Portuguese
Keyword: breakfast, gift, recipe, Portuguese, sausage
Yield: 2 lbs.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 2 lb. ground pork
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 TB white vinegar
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Hawaiian red peppers, minced
  • 1 tsp. Hawaiian salt (Click To Order)
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 2 drops  liquid smoke


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients with your hands; mixing well.
  • Cover and refrigerate 48 hours. 
  • Shape into patties as desired.
  • Pan fry until cooked through.
  • Freeze remainder; uncooked.
  • Makes 2 lbs.

How To Serve:

  • Serve along side your breakfast eggs.