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I truly believe that breakfast is a very important part of your day. You are literally ‘breaking the fast’ after rising from a night of slumber. At this point, your body needs fuel to work efficiently. For the boys, that work is not only growing their bodies but also their minds. If there is something this mother wants, it is children who have their ‘engines’ well-fueled each morning.
Sunday brunch is often a wonderful spread with things like hash browns, pancakes or waffles for the carbs, eggs and a meat option for the protein, and then juice or fruit for the sweet pop of flavor.
While I love a big breakfast, weekdays need quick and easy breakfast solutions. Cereal or toast is often what the boys will grab. But, I like to have multiple options available that help keep their bellies quiet during the morning hours of school.
Being able to put out a spread of options (including something like Quaker® Real Medleys® oatmeal cups makes it easier to feed them.
Even better than having a variety of foods in front of you on a busy weekday morning is knowing that it only took a few minutes to get it all ready.
Bonus for this busy mom? My boys can make this without my assistance as no real cooking is required!
You know you’ve got it right when you get rewarded with a hug and a kiss.
How to Make Homemade Sausage Patties
Homemade sausage patties are a great option for a simple breakfast solution as I can prepare them on the weekend (including baking or pan-frying them) and then store the extras in the freezer for warming up as needed.
Since I didn’t want to dig out my meat grinder, I just visited our local meat shop for ground pork. But, you can use any ground meat for making homemade sausage patties.
There are a lot of options for how to season your sausage. My family prefers a more savory sausage even for breakfast with a hint of spice being quite welcomed. As it is breakfast time, I still added a bit of sweetness to get a nearly perfect balance of sweet to savory.
Control your seasoning and amount of salt by making your own sausage patties at home.
- 2 pounds ground pork
- 1 1/2 tsp. sage
- 1 1/2 tsp salt (I like Pink Himalayan)
- 1/4 tsp. marjoram
- 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- pinch (about 1/16 tsp.) of ground cloves
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- Place ground pork into a large mixing bowl.
- In a small bowl, measure out all spices. Stir until well blended.
- Add the spice blend to the ground pork and mix thoroughly.
- Form patties from the meat mixture. For 2 pounds, you should be able to get around a dozen patties.
- In a preheated fry pan on medium-low heat, place patties cooking for 3 to 4 minutes per side.
- When flipping the patties, use the spatula or a press to put pressure onto the patty which will help to flatten it out.
I prefer to cook in cast iron so that I can have a nice even heat. Alternatively, you can bake the sausage in the oven.
When you remove the patties from the frypan, place them on paper towels to help remove any excess grease.
While I used only ground pork, a blend of ground meats can be used. Chicken, turkey, and beef would all work well.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 71mg Sodium: 347mg Carbohydrates: 1g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 19g
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