If you have been on the lookout for a nitrate-free breakfast sausage, that is also free from gluten, sugar or low-quality meat, then you may have already come to the realization that anything you make at home will be far superior to anything that comes prepackaged from the store. Cooking at home, in your own kitchen, gives you complete control over what you will be eating for breakfast. It needs to be semi-fast, as you have places to go and people to see, but there is also the requirement of being nutritious. We can honestly say that these breakfast pork sausages fit both of these demands. And because you want your breakfast now, we’ll let you in on a little secret. You can make the meat mix the night before and let it sit in the fridge to develop the herbal tones, or you can “cheat” and fry the breakfast pork sausages at night and reheat them in the morning.
Whatever you do, make sure that the pork is of the highest quality you can find, or afford. If you can’t afford grass-fed or pastured-raised meat there are other healthy options still available. In a perfect world you could buy the cuts of meat you want and grind it to the coarseness that you prefer, even mixing lean and fat meats together as you go, but we aren’t all at that stage of cookery and kitchen-readiness. Choose the best available, add some healthy fats, toss in a few veggies and move on…
With so many Paleo breakfast options available, it is hard to pick just one. Good thing most months have 30 days to try something new!
Breakfast Pork Sausages Recipe
Protein: 44g / %
Carbs: 0g / %
Fat: 41g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 1 1/2 lb. ground pork
- 1 tbsp. fresh sage, minced
- 2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- Cooking fat
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Add the ground pork to a large bowl.
- Sprinkle the spices over the ground meat and season generously to taste with salt and pepper.
- Mix with your hands until everything is well combined.
- Form small patties with the pork mixture using your hands.
- Melt cooking fat in skillet over medium-high heat.
- Cook the patties in batches 3 to 5 minutes per side until nicely browned and cooked through.