3 cups (or 29 ounces) of fresh ground pork
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon toasted fennel seed
1 cup good natural casing, cupping pepperoni
1 cup bacon crumbles
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Mix the ground pork with all the seasonings in a bowl.
Place the pepperoni, bacon and extra virgin olive oil in a pan and toss together. Roast in your pizza oven at 475 F for 3 to 4 minutes until the pepperoni is leaching juices into the oil and is just getting crisp around the edges. Pull from oven and let cool.
Place the pepperoni/bacon mix in a container and mix on high with an immersion blender or into a food processor and grind until it looks like a chunky sauce. (You can add some of the pork mix to get the immersion blender going.)
Add the pepperoni/bacon mix to the sausage and mix well with your hands. Place in refrigerator overnight to meld flavors.
When ready to use on a pizza, pinch quarter-sized chunks off and place atop the cheese. This sausage mix will leach the most incredible juice onto the pizza causing you to grunt just like Frankenstein!