Reduced-Fat Italian Sausage

I got this recipe from "A Guy's Guide to Great Eating" by Don Mauer. I am IN LOVE with this recipe and have been making it for years! I never buy pre-made italian sausage anymore. Recently, I've started "cutting" my 93% lean ground beef with TVP (textured vegetable protein), which makes this even leaner (and cheaper)! (The 93% lean ground beef goes on sale about once a month for under $2/pound...I load up during those times!! TVP is also less than $2/pound at bulk health food stores....you only use a few ounces for this recipe.) If you use all ground beef, you'll need a full pound. (Note: The yield is equivalent to one pound in mass, but will weigh less than that since TVP is lighter than beef.)

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directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the dry TVP, hot water, and bouillon (if using). Let sit for about 10 minutes, or until all of the water is absored.
  • By hand, combine the TVP with the ground beef; mix very well.
  • Gently mix in the remaining ingredients (also by hand).
  • Saute in a skillet over medium-high until beef is cooked.
  • Great in any recipe (spaghetti, pizza, stuffed peppers, etc.) Freezes well.
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"I got this recipe from "A Guy's Guide to Great Eating" by Don Mauer. I am IN LOVE with this recipe and have been making it for years! I never buy pre-made italian sausage anymore. Recently, I've started "cutting" my 93% lean ground beef with TVP (textured vegetable protein), which makes this even leaner (and cheaper)! (The 93% lean ground beef goes on sale about once a month for under $2/pound...I load up during those times!! TVP is also less than $2/pound at bulk health food stores....you only use a few ounces for this recipe.) If you use all ground beef, you'll need a full pound. (Note: The yield is equivalent to one pound in mass, but will weigh less than that since TVP is lighter than beef.)"
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  1. Robyns Cookin
    I got this recipe from "A Guy's Guide to Great Eating" by Don Mauer. I am IN LOVE with this recipe and have been making it for years! I never buy pre-made italian sausage anymore. Recently, I've started "cutting" my 93% lean ground beef with TVP (textured vegetable protein), which makes this even leaner (and cheaper)! (The 93% lean ground beef goes on sale about once a month for under $2/pound...I load up during those times!! TVP is also less than $2/pound at bulk health food stores....you only use a few ounces for this recipe.) If you use all ground beef, you'll need a full pound. (Note: The yield is equivalent to one pound in mass, but will weigh less than that since TVP is lighter than beef.)
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