Mama’s Crazy Good, Crazy Easy (CGCE) Sausage

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There’s just no doubt about it. Sausage isn’t a pretty food. I made this at 11:30 p.m. on a Saturday night (because, you know, that’s what you do when you’re cool– make homemade sausages for the week), so I didn’t exactly go out of my way to make the pictures pretty. But with that aside, seriously– just look at these delicious sausage patties. They’re a thing of beauty in their own right. Of course, though, their looks isn’t the important part. How’s the taste?

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This Crazy Good, Crazy Easy Sausage– or CGCE sausage, for short– might just be the tastiest sausage you’ll have ever tried. It is unlike anything you can buy at the store; almost like a combination of all of your favorite sausages at one time. The flavor is absolutely amazing. Seriously. It’s a tad spicy. Lots of savory. A hint of sweet. All kinds of herby. A smidge salty. It’s like a flavor explosion, people.

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You will have no need to call on Jimmy Dean or Bob Evans again. Now that you’ve got Mama’s CGCE sausage, you don’t need a sausage man in your life. Mama’s makin’ her own sausage now. Look out, world: it’s going to be fan-tasty-ic. (I’m being so cheesy tonight I can’t stand it.)
This homemade sausage can be used in all kinds of applications– from breakfast to lunch to pizza to lasagna to grilling. It’s an all occasion, all purpose sausage. It’s your main sausage, yo.
Anyway, give this crazy homemade sausage recipe a try. See how you like it. Of course, it can be tweaked– but if you tweak it, it just isn’t going to be CGCE sausage anymore. Trust me on the spice combinations. It may seem a little odd at first, but your taste buds will thank you.

Mama’s Crazy Good, Crazy Easy (CGCE) Sausage

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Mama’s Crazy Good, Crazy Easy (CGCE) Sausage

Makes about 10 patties. Less than 1g carbs per patty.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground pork, raw
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. fennel seed
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp. maple extract
  • 2 T sweetener of your choice (granulated) -OR- 2-3 drops of stevia

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together either with a stand mixer with paddle attachment or by hand, like you would meatloaf mix. Make sure you get every bit of spice evenly distributed throughout the meat.
  2. If desired, allow meat to sit for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator. This helps to marry the spices, but it's not totally necessary if you're in a hurry.
  3. Shape meat into patties or cook as ground meat in a skillet. Enjoy.

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Leeann Teagno

Eating healthy, for me, is about more than weight loss like it used to be. It’s about controlling my blood sugar levels and obtaining normal–or relatively normal–hormone levels. I still struggle to lose weight efficiently, but eating a wheat, sugar and gluten free diet helps to control some of the problems I’ve encountered with these health issues of mine.

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