I am back to my meal prepping game! Our local family owned market had ground pork on sale. So I thought it was the perfect time to try and make my own homemade breakfast sausage patties. When I buy ground pork, I like to mix two different kinds. The kinds/combinations I don’t use, I freeze for later for a variety of recipes! I bought a variety of ground pork, in the hopes to make 2 different kinds of sausage patties.
First batch of patties I used half the country pack and half the ground pork pack. I used Damaris Phillips breakfast sausage recipe for seasoning.
I mixed all the seasonings in a bowl then mixed them with the country and ground pork until all was well combined. I then formed the meat in to 8 patties. I heated oil and butter in a cast iron pan on medium-high heat. The patties became a bit thick. I think next time I would flatten then into thinner patties. Once the pan was heated I cooked the patties on both sides until they were golden brown. I placed them on a paper towel lined plate to let some of the access oil drip off.
The next batch of sausage patties I used half chorizo and half ground pork. I decided to season a Mexican spice blend!
I mixed 1/8 tsp. of each cayenne pepper and pepper, 1/2 tsp. of each garlic powder, paprika and salt, 1 tsp. of onion powder and 1/2 tbsp. of each oregano and chili powder all in a bowl. Then I added the spice mix to the ground pork and chorizo and mixed until well combined. Once the cast iron pan was reheated with butter and oil, I added the patties to the pan. I cooked the patties on both sides until they were golden brown. I placed them on a paper towel lined plate to let some of the access oil drip off.
I let all the patties cool completely. I kept a few out for breakfast during the week (with scrambled eggs) but I froze the rest of the patties. I placed wax paper in between each patty so they would not stick and then placed them in a ziplock back to freeze. When I want to take one out for breakfast, I give the a quick 20-30 seconds in the microwave to defrost them and then pan fry them to heat them back up! As I said before, the patties became a bit thick. Next time I want flatten then into thinner patties before cooking them in the pan.
Do have your own breakfast sausage recipe that you like use? I would love to hear it. Or if you have favorite meal prepping breakfast recipes please share below!
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