I’ve written in the past how we go “grain free” in our household a day or two each week, usually on the weekend. The practice really isn’t necessary as no one is gluten sensitive or has allergies in our home, but my husband and I have been practicing this since last summer when we both came off a few months on GAPS. During those few months, we realized just how heavy in grains the Western diet truly is and how beneficial it is to take a regular and frequent digestive break from them.
The kids generally dislike this practice as they all really enjoy toast for breakfast. Lately, though, they’ve warmed to the idea as they’ve been getting a homemade breakfast sausage from a local farm and they really love it!
My husband actually came up with the idea. Our favorite sausage from a local farm was backordered and we were desperate for a breakfast sausage fix. So, hubby decided to try his hand at creating his own homemade breakfast sausage with some excellent quality pastured ground pork and five different spices.
I am happy to report that this homemade breakfast sausage recipe turned out fantastic! In fact, the majority vote in the house is that Dad’s breakfast sausage recipe is the yummiest they’ve tasted yet!
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
1 pound pastured ground pork (substitute ground turkey if desired)
1 large pastured egg, lightly beaten
2 TBL softened butter or ghee (sources)
1/4 tsp cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper (sources)
1/2 tsp dried basil and thyme (sources)
2 tsp good quality sea salt (sources)
Mix all ingredients for the homemade breakfast sausage including the butter together and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour or so.
Form the homemade breakfast sausage into small patties and fry until cooked through.
Time saving tip: Make a bunch of homemade breakfast sausage patties ahead of time to freeze for quick breakfasts on the go! Separate patties in the storage container using parchment paper.
Refrigerate any homemade breakfast sausage leftovers.
I truly hope you enjoy this delicious breakfast sausage recipe courtesy of my husband’s creativity in the kitchen!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist