So, I have to tell you that since posting this recipe for breakfast sausage, I’ve pretty much had breakfast sausage in the fridge almost every day, ready to go. I typically make a batch a week, though sometimes I skip a week…
But it’s not always the same recipe. I’ve come up with a spicy version which I like just as much as the sweet one, and I’ve tweaked the sweet one (just 1 small change) too.
The tweak? Replace the brown sugar with a tablespoon of real maple syrup… something about that flavor in my sausage = yummmm.
But now I’ll give you the spicy version (shown above).
- 1/2 onion OR onion powder
- 2 pounds ground pork
- 1 tsp sage
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- Optional: a sprinkle of cayenne (sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t)
Chop the onion finely and saute until caramelized while you mix together the other ingredients (I use my stand mixer for the mixing). If I don’t have an onion or feel like including one if I do have it, I add a generous sprinkle of onion powder to the meat.
Combine meat mixture with the onion, then shape into small patties and cook in the pan 4-5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
Eat. (Or, you know… save it in a container in the fridge till you’re ready to eat it. 2 pounds is a lot to eat at once!)