Breakfast Sausage

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Jul 29, 2013
Sacramento, California
Kubota B21
When the kids were still at home I sometimes made this for Sunday brunch, along with buckwheat pancakes and scrambled eggs. I will do the pancake recipe separately. I still make it for Mother's Day and some other special days.

For the breakfast sausage, we got tired of store-bought, pumped up with salt, fillers, and chemicals. It is easy to make from scratch.

1 lb ground pork. Need 20% fat, otherwise will be too dry.

1/2 teaspoon each:
ground cayenne pepper
ground ancho pepper
black pepper

1/2 tablespoon each:

1 tablespoon sage
2 large forkfuls of honey

Mix it up by hand, roll into balls, flatten into 3" patties. Fry in corn oil. Do not overcook, just takes a couple minutes.

The ingredients can be adjusted in many ways to get the taste you want.
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Would this work with beef as I cannot eat pork (makes me ill, I am the lucky one).
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I've never been a fan of sausage. I'll give this recipe to Terry and give it a try. She loves sausage. Thanks Pat.
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I've never made it with ground beef but don't see why it would not be OK. Might reduce the sage and the honey and add some pressed garlic instead.