Caseless Longaniza Sausage Recipe

Caseless Longaniza Recipe (Pork Sausage): a spiced pork sausage made with no artificial preservatives. This version makes it easy to cook it at home.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Dominican, Latino
Keyword dominican breakfast sausage, dominican longaniza, dominican sausage longaniza, longaniza sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 345kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


For the longaniza sausage

  • 1 1/2 lb boneless pork chops , or pork shoulder [680 gr] (see notes)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp agrio de naranja , or bitter orange juice
  • 1 tbsp oregano ,sun-dried
  • 1 tbsp pepper , freshly and coarsely cracked
  • 4 garlic cloves , crushed

To cook the sausage

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion ,large, sliced
  • 3 tomatoes ,large, chopped
  • 2 cubanela peppers , sliced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt (or more, to taste)


For the longaniza sausage

  • Place all the ingredients for the sausage in the food processor. Pulse until meat is minced. Divide into quarters and shape into sausages about 1" [2.5 cm] in diameter.
  • Place the sausages in a container with a tight-fitting lid and let it rest overnight in the fridge.

How to make longaniza

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Place the sausages carefully in the skillet. Cook rotating until the sausages are lightly brown. Remove the sausages from the skillet. Add the onions to the skillet and lower heat to medium. Cook and stir the onions until they start to become translucent. Add tomatoes, cubanela pepper, tomato sauce, and water.
  • Slice the sausage into smaller pieces, carefully not to break them. Once the liquid breaks a boil, place the meat in the pan, cook covered until the vegetables are cooked through and the liquid has reduced to half. Season with salt to taste.
  • Remove from the heat and serve with mangú.


Longaniza contains between 50% to 25% pork fat - this does not work with lean cuts. The more fat, the juicier. I used pork chops because they are easy to find and because they already have a lot of fat. However, it will not be as juicy as regular supermarket longaniza if cooked too long.

How to make fried longaniza

Simply fry in medium-hot oil until golden brown.


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 2742mg | Potassium: 1281mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2930IU | Vitamin C: 99.1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2.7mg