They have often bragged that they are some of the very few kids at school who actually get breakfast every morning. That might not sound like a big deal to you, but it made us feel good... I mean not that other kids weren't getting breakfast... but that we were appreciated by our kids for making sure they got theirs every day. You can read a little about some of our food issues here and here).
All that to say.... "I've got a great sausage recipe to share with you."... now why didn't I just say that? Well, I don't know... I guess it feels nearly impossible to just give you a recipe and not chat a little about life beforehand; Our biggest meat source usually comes from the wonderful, organic, grassfed beef or elk or deer we have in the freezer.... with the last several years being beef, as Steve hasn't hunted in a few years. It took me a while to come up with a beef breakfast sausage that was as good to us as pork sausage. We often found our beef sausage to be too dry and too heavy. Here is what we came up with that did the trick. It is a healthy and delicious breakfast sausage.
We start with half beef and half ground chicken or turkey. The turkey or chicken gives the beef sausage that light "pork- like" consistency, the beef helps take that slightly strange ground turkey taste out of the equation.
Put together all your spices.
And pour them into the ground meat.
Add in some healthy fat such as butter or Red Palm oil: We found adding this puts some healthy fats into the sausage, and makes a moist, juicy, breakfast sausage.
and stir it up thoroughly. Shape into patties.
Add a little more butter, or palm oil to the pan, because it is still going to want to stick.
Fry on medium heat until nicely brown on both sides and cook through the middle.
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
2 pounds each of ground turkey (or chicken) and ground beef
2 teaspoons dried Sage
2 teaspoons dried Marjoram
2 teaspoons dried Thyme
1 teaspoon Summer Savory
1/2 - 1 teaspoon Red Pepper flakes (depends on if you want any heat or not)
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Salt (Sea Salt, Celtic Salt or Himalayan Salt)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
a pinch of Nutmeg (about 1/8 of a teaspoon)
2 Tablespoons each of butter and Red Palm Oil (this is if you have very lean meat, which we do; Feel free to adapt this to your own flavor and texture likes)
Mix together thoroughly. Form into patties and fry on medium heat in a lightly oiled pan. Cook until nicely browned and cooked through out.