Homemade Breakfast Sausage

January 26, 2014
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A simple post for homemade sausage ..

having risen .. at our house .. to a status of staple

Homemade Breakfast Sausage - It's simple, adaptable and so much better than anything you can buy

What started with breakfast in mind .. a wanting for control over ground meat ratios .. as well as seasonings .. turned into a discovery that it can be enjoyed any time of the day .. the blend of spices pulling it in any direction I'd like to go.

For traditional morning flavors .. a classic combination of sweet and savory .. opting for the blend of coconut sugar and aromatic spices like sage, thyme, and fennel .. with savory garlic powder and a bit of cayenne for kick.

On the milder side .. skip the sage, black pepper, and red pepper flakes .. and add a tsp of rosemary instead.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage - It's simple, adaptable and so much better than anything you can buy

Maybe you're cooking lasagna tonight? Try 1 tsp basil and 1/2 tsp of fennel instead of the sage & red pepper flakes

If your tastes are searching for a hint of sweet .. substitute maple syrup, maple sugar, or maple flakes for the coconut sugar

I've discovered the secret to sausage that's light & fluffy lies in the blending of meat & spices. If one uses a large rubber spatula to gently fold the spices in .. as opposed to stirring or smashing .. the ground texture is left intact .. resulting in a surprisingly light final product

Homemade Breakfast Sausage - It's simple, adaptable and so much better than anything you can buy

Ideas for quick & easy use?

Brown on the stove top .. combining with scrambled eggs & roasted veggies for breakfast wraps, sprinkle on pizza, add to soups & stews or vegetable dishes when you need a protein boost.

Form into patties & serve with your favorite pancakes

(You get the picture)

Enjoy!

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~ Adapted from Alton Brown .. here

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar ** or organic dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • very small pinch of cloves

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine & whisk together the spices.
  • In a larger bowl .. add the ground turkey & pork
  • Mix the spices into the meat .. using a large rubber spatula or your hands .. in a folding motion .. instead of squashing or smashing (leaving the ground texture in-tact).
  • The sausage can be cooked as is or formed into patties. You can also freeze the fresh sausage, wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and bagged in a zip-top bag, for up to 3 months
Serves: 6
Nutrition + Show
Rating:
Calories 162
Total Fat 9.61g
Carbohydrates 1.33g
Sugars 1.33g
Protein 18.83g
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