Spicing up my breakfasts with some spicy breakfast sausage.
These little guys are a great way to get some extra protein in the morning without all of the preservatives that are in store-bought breakfast sausages.
Let me tell you: they are so easy to make.
Spicy Breakfast Sausage (from Make it Paleo)
1 lb ground pork (local, pastured pork is best)
1 tsp garlic (flakes or powder)
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp sage
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp plus a pinch of cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp coconut oil (I used Tropical Traditions)
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the pork and spices. Use your hands to mush those spices in there good.
- Form about 8 sausage patties by rolling the pork into a ball and flattening with your hand.
- Cook the sausages in coconut oil over medium heat– the original directions say to use about 1 Tbsp of coconut oil per 4 patties. Cook until golden brown, firm and the centers are no longer pink.
- Eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
I used local pork to make these babies. I also added a little extra cayenne for an extra spicy kick in the pants.