Healthy Breakfast Sausage?

A few months ago Chez Misty (my amazing friend who is an awesome cook) shared that there was a way to make your own breakfast sausage. No way! I was thrilled by the idea. So, as we perused the Penzey’s Spices store, we looked for a mix. It was a no go. Sugar was the second ingredient.  A big no-no for me right now. But I couldn’t get the possibility out of my brain. You see, Renaissance Man is bonkers over breakfast sausage. And I’m trying to make little changes in the fam’s diet to healthify it. Shhh. Don’t tell.

Thus began my search. It was a short search actually. Chez M had mentioned a blogger (Heavenly Homemakers) she frequents wrote about the subject. I investigated and I was delighted.

The list of spices is a mile long, but I’m telling you, worth the 5 minutes of measuring. Tasty.

Her recipe calls for turkey, but you could used any ground meat you’d like. It’s the spices that give it the wonderful flavor. Now, don’t get all weird about adding nutmeg and ginger to meat. I know, it doesn’t seem right, but trust me, you’ll be sorry if you leave them out.

Oo-la-la. Who knew healthy could be so good?

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

1 lb ground turkey
3 Tablespoon minced onion
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon marjoram
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
¼ teaspoon oregano
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 egg

Mix all ingredients.  Chill for an hour.  Form into breakfast patties.  Fry in butter.

I tripled my recipe so I could freeze some for quick breakfasts. Then I chilled the raw meat for an hour and cooked up only a portion of the mix. They were great.

But then I fried up the rest of the meat the next day and they were sensational! Letting all those spices mesh made a huge difference. And they are just as wonderful thawed and reheated in a pan of butter. That’s right, butter. I’ve been doing some research about fat and I’m learning fat is not the enemy. But that’s for another blog.

By the way, Renaissance Man loved them. Hee. Hee. And I’m enjoying a bit of variety with my morning eggs.

 

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I'm a stay at home chicken momma with 2 boys and a very understanding husband. In December of '09, we moved to our dream farm. I'm excited to try to become more self-sufficient. So far I have 1 rooster, 9 chickens, 2 goats (some babies on their way this spring), 1 llama, a dog, and a cat. Come along and join us, as we city-slickers figure out how to make our own homestead. You're sure to be entertained.
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6 Responses to Healthy Breakfast Sausage?

  1. Dawna says:

    I must try these. Keep the great blogs coming. I enjoy reading your stuff.

    As you asked “Dawna was here”.

  2. Geramy says:

    These look and sound delicious! We’ll be making some soon too…:) Thanks, Kathleen!

  3. Danielle DeIeso says:

    Mmmmm…sounds good and definitely easy! Love your blogs my friend!

  4. kathleen says:

    Yay, Dawna! I love that you were here. Thanks for saying so.

    Geramy, you are more than welcome. I know you like good food. 🙂

    Danielle!!! I didn’t know you even had been to my blog before. So glad to have you here, my friend.

  5. Joan Porter says:

    Okay, this really sounds like a winner! I hope you guys come to the beach for the 4th of July and bring some of this sausage for breakfast. Yum! Yum! Yum!

  6. Misty says:

    I agree letting the flavors meld makes a huge difference, I too try to always freeze mine for a few days before I cook them up. So glad you tried the recipe and liked them. I’ve made them with organic ground pork too and we really liked that.

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