Per Serving: $0.56
This post is about a year late. Because that’s how long I’ve been hoarding this recipe. It is so late, in fact, that I can’t find the pictures I took when I first made it.
When I got Nom Nom Paleo’s Food For Humans cookbook last summer, her Maple-Sage Sausage was one of the first recipes I made. And it’s GOOD. Rich and sweet with a lot of herby-spicy flavor. Even for me, a once sausage-hater, they were right on point. Since coming to Japan, I’ve made this recipe over a dozen times.
BUT, that first time was the only time I actually made the sausage to her recipe, and even then I think I used dried herbs…oops. Stocking up on all those fresh herbs is a little too intense for me. Plus, I prefer a little more spice and a little less sweet, so I cut back on the maple, increased the chili, and made it manageably frugal. I’m also lazy, so I almost never make patties, preferring to cook it crumbled.
Basically, you’re meant to plop the meat into a large bowl and add all the seasonings. Mix it with your hands, just until it’s combined. Since your hands are already meatified, you can now form little patties and fry them in a pan. Here’s the Nom Nom Paleo Recipe:
Or, you can dump all the meat straight into the pan and add the seasonings. Mix it together as it browns. One less bowl to wash, and you don’t have to get your hands dirty. Despite my love for meatballs, I HATE GETTING MY HANDS MEATIFIED. Seriously, I will make chicken fingers with two forks and use an ice cream scoop to form meatballs if it is possible.
You can use this to make super awesome breakfast salads, you can add it to your Paleo Egg Muffins or breakfast frittata. Also, you can make bento-box breakfast sandwiches. Highly recommended.
And don’t just take my word for it – get your hands on Food For Humans! While we’re dishing about cookbooks, I also highly recommend the Good & Cheap Cookbook by Leanne Brown. Recipes from Good & Cheap coming next week!Print
- 1 pound beef, pork, or a mixture (mixture is my favorite!)
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1/2 Tablespoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or red pepper flakes
- Option A: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and form 14-20 patties. Fry, flipping once, for about 6 minutes.
- Option B: Toss meat into a warm skillet. Add remaining ingredients and mix well as the meat browns. Let it get slightly crispy before removing to drain. Serve and enjoy!
- Note: This recipe will make about 12 english-muffin-sized breakfast patties. I made 16 slightly smaller ones this time, but I’ve also made mini-patties as shown in the breakfast salad photo. Flexibility!
- Category: Breakfast