Homemade Breakfast Sausage
photo by gailanng
- Ready In:
2 patties per person
- 2 lbs ground beef (or 1 lb beef and 1 lb pork) or 2 lbs ground pork (or 1 lb beef and 1 lb pork)
- 3 tablespoons cilantro leaves
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons salt or 2 1/2 teaspoons salt substitute
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground sage
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper, if desired
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar or 1 teaspoon Splenda sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
- In large bowl, mix ground meat and spices and herbs.
- In warm water, add brown sugar or splenda and maple syrup if desired. Stir.
- Add to ground meat mixture and mix well.
- Form patties.
- Fry in heavy skillet on medium heat. Brown on both sides.
- Pack each pattie between waxed paper if you freeze. Then reheat in pan or microwave.
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Honeslty, I was kind of surprised how good this was! We don't eat pork, so I used all hamburder, and was expecting just that...flavored hamburger. The beauty of this recipe is that somewhere along the way, the combination of the spices and water changed the texture of the meat to a more 'sausage-y' consistency! It was great! The only thing I will do differently next time is maybe double the amount of seasonings used...and add some cayenne. Thanks for sharing. My family is thrilled to have sausage again! ** I made this a second time with ground lamb, and didn't think it was as good as the beef, certainly not worth the additional cost. I think I will try it with ground chicken & some finely chopped apples next!
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