Homemade Breakfast Sausage Crumbles

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I love sausage. There is no way around it. There is something almost intoxicating about the savory and slightly fatty goodness. Sausage of all shapes, sizes and forms are pure deliciousness. In my book it may be better than bacon…don’t look at me like that! Just trying to be honest here folks.

What I don’t love is the MSG, nitrates, corn syrup and fillers that many sausages have. Which is why I am on a mission to craft my own sausages. Someday that will involve a meat grinder, casing, a stuffer, smoker and all that fun stuff but right now I am sticking to the easy things like these beyond easy homemade breakfast sausage crumbles. This recipe has been in my file for at least seven years now, ever since I stopped eating soy breakfast sausage patties.

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This recipe is so simple that you won’t be missing the tubes of loose sausage that you used to buy from the store! You can have these breakfast crumbles ready from start to finish is 10 minutes or less. They are prefect in a hearty gravy over fluffy biscuits, mixed into an egg bake or rolled up in a breakfast burrito.

I chose to keep the flavors simple for this sausage but you can always add additional spices to suit your taste preference. I generally use ground turkey because it is the easiest for me to find. You could use ground beef but the flavor profile is much stronger than turkey, chicken or pork.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Crumbles
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground chicken, turkey or pork
  • 2 TBS coconut oil or lard
  • 2 TBS maple syrup
  • 2 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp unrefined salt
  • ¾ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix the ground meat, salt, pepper, sage and maple syrup.
  2. Add your choice of far to a skillet. Heat over medium heat. Be sure the entire surface of the skillet is covered with the grease.
  3. Add the sausage and stir until crumbly and completely cooked.

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About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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