I found this recipe for BREAKFAST SAUSAGE several years ago and clipped it for a rainy day. Strange, it took several years for me to finally decide to give it a try. I'm glad I saw the price hike on sausage yesterday while we were in Miles City. The two pound package of sausage we usually buy, went from $4.99 to $6.99. Two dollars? Walmart has finally graduated with a degree in Highway Robbery!
I was quite surprised at the amount of grease that was in my pan when I fried up some sample pieces. There was NONE to be found! I had to add a drizzle just to keep the patties from sticking to the pan. Even after the sausage sitting over night in the refrigerator, there was no grease again this morning. I can't help but think about the 1/4 cup of grease I was pouring off the store bought sausage... Sad! The recipe is for two pounds and since I had never made it, I only made half; just in case we didn't like it. Dumb I know! I really should have made the whole batch.
Easy, easy, don't even think about mixing the seasoning and pork with your hands. ~ Use your mixer!
While the recipe calls for marjoram and rosemary. If you don’t have any on hand, use 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning instead.
2 pounds ground pork
1/4 tsp marjoram
1/4 tsp rosemary
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients well. Store in refrigerator for up to one week.
This sausage freezes well, so if you want to form these into patties and freeze them - go ahead, you won’t be disappointed.