Filipino Longanisa Recipe

Experience the tang of the Filipino version of longaniza, a Spanish sausage filled with flavor that can be given an extra punch of vinegar.

| July 2019

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Yield: About 2 Pounds

The Spanish brought their sausage-making traditions with them when they came to the Philippines in the late 16th century. This sausage is the Filipino version of longaniza, a Spanish sausage. The addition of vinegar gives it a distinct tang.


  • Grinder with the coarse (3⁄8-inch) die
  • Stuffer
  • 1 metal mixing bowl
  • Sheet pan
  • Wire rack


  • 4 feet medium hog casings
  • 2 pounds pork butt, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

Photo by Jen Siska


  1. Prepare your casings. Refrigerate the mixing bowl and all the grinder and stuffer parts. Freeze the meat, uncovered, for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Assemble your grinder. Place the bowl next to the grinder and grind the pork butt into the bowl.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, oregano, garlic, and vinegar. Knead the mixture for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Cook a test piece, taste and adjust the seasonings as preferred, then refrigerate the remaining mix.
  5. Assemble your stuffer. Lubricate the horn and slide the casing onto it. Dampen your work surface with water. Stuff the meat into the casing, tying off the open ends at the beginning and end.
  6. Prick any air bubbles.
  7. Twist off links, alternating directions for each link.
  8. Refrigerate overnight, uncovered, on a wire rack set over a sheet pan. Cook or freeze within 3 days.

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Excerpt from Easy Sausage Making: Essential Techniques and Recipes to Master Making Sausages at Home, by Will Budiaman, published by Rockridge Press. Copyright © 2017 by Callisto Media. All rights reserved.

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