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Homemade Sausage

We love sausage.  A few years ago I would have never said that.  I never ate sausage…I was scared of eating fat 😛  Now I know better.  And will admit I actually do like it…always have.  Just wouldn’t let myself eat it before (although I can still honestly say I don’t like brats…other sausage/hot dogs I do).  I wasted too many years without good food.  I usually get our sausage (pork) from a local farmer.  But yesterday I decided to experiment and make my own.  I had some ground chicken in the freezer.  I had been planning to make chicken burgers.  But then I thought it might be fun to make chicken sausage instead.  It’s so easy.  And so good!!!  The best part…I know exactly what is going into the sausage and I can control the spice (we don’t like things spicy…especially Rebecca).  I know there is no sugar.  And I know I am using good quality unrefined sea salt.  You can add whatever seasoning you like.  I kept it very simple.  I added one egg to the mix.  Not sure that it’s necessary, but it doesn’t hurt either.  The mixture was very moist, but cooked up well.  I cooked the sausage patties in my cast iron skillet in a combo of palm shortening and lard.  Lots of healthy animal fat.  You can make a bunch of these at once and freeze them for easy breakfasts later.  I used 1 lb. and got 10 good size patties out of it.  You can use any ground meat you like…pork, chicken, turkey, etc.  I will be doing this more often for sure.  And I’ll have to experiment with shaping them into links.  Any shape would work…maybe something fun to experiment with for kids 🙂  I didn’t actually measure anything.  But I’ll try to give rough amounts.  Basically just add what you like/season to taste. Final bonus…GAPS legal 🙂  Bring on the sausage!!

Homemade Sausage

1 lb. ground meat
1-2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. minced onion
1 egg (optional)

Mix all ingredients together.  Chill for a bit.  Shape into patties.  Cook in greased skillet (use butter, coconut oil, palm shortening or lard) about 5-7 min. per side, until cooked through.

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2 comments

  1. Michele says:

    Hi, Mary! Since my husband and I eat Biblically clean, we do not eat pork sausages. I have been using ground turkey to make my own. There is a good recipe at Heavenly Homemakers. But, you should try the amazing sausage recipes at http://www.sausagemania.com. You MUST make the Alsatian Christmas sausage – oh, my! I’m currently looking for ways to use turkey to make my own andouille and chorizo.

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