Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day. Something about the herb-rich, savory taste of sausage coupled with velvety scrambled eggs. Or a “kitchen-sink” egg scramble where I stir-fry all the vegetables sitting in my refrigerator then throw in the eggs towards the end. Yum yum yum.
Breakfast sausage patties is probably one of my favs. Save yourself money and make your own at home — its pretty easy and if you enjoy cooking, you more than likely already have the spices stocked in your pantry. If not, then a quick trip to the grocery store is in order!
Store-bought sausage usually contain suspect ingredients that may alter our health such as chemical preservatives like nitrates and nitrites as well as MSG – a flavor enhancer that has been known to cause certain reactions in sensitive people such as headaches, nausea, weakness, and rapid heart beat. Not to mention, many of the already-made sausage brands are made with low quality ingredients and include common allergens such as gluten, soy, and dairy. Totally not worth it!
For this recipe for breakfast sausage, I used ground beef as my meat. Feel free to use pork, chicken, turkey or a combination of your choice. You can make the meat mix ahead of time and refrigerate for up til 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months before cooking.
Enjoy these paleo sausage patties as part of breakfast or, post-workout food, or for a protein-rich easy, on-the-go snack option.
Breakfast Sausage Patties
Ingredients (makes 8 patties)
- 1 pound ground beef (or ground meat of choice)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 Tablespoon coconut oil (or fat of choice)
1. Place ground meat in medium bowl with all the spices.
2. Mix together by kneading with hands, making sure to fully incorporate the spices into the meat.
3. Shape and form 8 evenly sized, round meat patties.
4. Heat pan on medium heat and add coconut oil. Fry the patties for about 5 minutes on each side making sure patties are no longer pink in the middle (roughly 10 minute total cook time). Turn off heat.
5. Plate patties. Enjoy.
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