Kitchen Tip Tuesday: Homemade Sausage

I have found that it is often more frugal to make my own breakfast sausage patties, than purchasing a ready-made product.  Plus, I am fully aware of the ingredients it contains!  Our favorite recipe has come from a combination of sources, mostly inspired by Nourishing Traditions and Dr. Mercola’s No-Grain Diet.  Here it is!

Breakfast Sausage
1 lb ground organic turkey or beef
1 small sweet onion, finely chopped (or minced green onion/chives)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 Tbl real, organic maple syrup or dark brown sugar
2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp powdered ginger
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
dash of cayenne pepper
2 Tbl. butter

Variation: Add approximately 1/4 cup diced apple.

Mix all ingredients (except butter) together well, and form into patties. Saute patties in butter on med. heat, until browned and cooked through. Serve warm, or freeze/refrigerate for later use.

If using in a recipe calling for bulk sausage, do not form into patties; just mix up all ingredients, and add according to recipe directions. (This is delicious in stuffed squash!) I often make half of the recipe into breakfast patties, and use the other half for stuffing an acorn squash.

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