Merguez Sausage Recipe

Merguez Sausages

Saucisses Merguez or Merguez Sausages being grilled at the French Country Cooking Class.

Saucisses Merguez

Merguez Sausages


2 lbs. ground lamb (30% fat)

2 tbs. water

1 head garlic – minced

2 tbs. chopped fresh cilantro

2 tbs. chopped fresh parsley

2 tbs. smoked paprika

1 ½ tsp. ground cumin

1 ½ tsp. ground coriander

1 ¼ tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. toasted fennel seeds

½ tbs. Harissa

1 ½ tsp. salt

2 feet hog casings

Olive oil for cooking sausage


  1. Combine all ingredients except casings and olive oil in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Using the sausage stuffing attachment of a stand mixer, stuff the casings with the mixture and twist and tie to make five inch links.
  3. Heat a grill or broiler. Prick sausages with a fork 2 to 3 times and brush with olive oil. Grill or broil sausages 3-4 minutes each side until cooked through.


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