I love breakfast. Love it. I know that you can replace “breakfast” with “food”, or “sushi”, or “Thai food”, and really most food-related descriptors, but a savory breakfast at any time of day is really something special. So it’s high-time I made a Paleo Breakfast Sausage!
A friend of mine is trying an elimination diet for a bit to see what foods are affecting her in what way by gradually adding certain things back after 3-4 weeks without ingredients that are potentially causing problems. Unfortunately one of those ingredients is eggs. How does one survive on the Paleo diet without eggs?? Or any diet for that matter? I know it can be done, but seriously, have you seen my omelettes? So I decided I needed to find something delicious for her to fall back on for the next while.
For years I’ve been meaning to come up with a recipe that is reminiscent of a certain fast food chain’s breakfast sausage. You know: a healthy version with all the taste and without the health problems. Why didn’t I make these sooner?!
I figure there are a few ways to store these safely. I put 3 lbs flattened in a large freezer bag then put a couple folds into it so that I could just thaw out 1/4 when needed. My friend rolled them into serving-sized balls and put that in the freezer. And I cooked some, froze a few, and refrigerated a few days worth, for quick easy access.
I spent a lot of time on putting this recipe together, listing different ingredients that needed to be in there and a bunch that could be in there. I tried some other recipes that I found online, but in the end, it was the first combination that I tried that worked out the best hahaha. It’s kinda neat when that happens (especially if you are able to write it all down, haha) – like it was meant to be. Really, I knew from the first bite but wanted to keep playing just to see what could happen. (Sorry Dad: it has sage in it. You’ll just have to stick to the bacon.)
I guarantee you will see me using this Paleo Breakfast Sausage again in the future in other recipes, so master it now and get a batch mixed up and into the freezer. What is your favorite breakfast dish? Paleo or not, I wanna know.
Paleo Breakfast Sausage
- Total Time: 9 minutes
- Yield: 10-12 sausage patties 1x
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1/2 tsp fresh sage (finely diced)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper (omit for *AIP)
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp thyme (dry)
- 1 Tbsp ghee or coconut oil (choose coconut oil for *AIP)
- Thoroughly mix all ingredients together with your hands in a large mixing bowl.
- Using about twice the size of a golf ball-worth of meat, form into a patty 1/2 inch thick.
- Melt ghee/coconut oil in a frying pan over medium to med-high heat.
- Cook as 3-4 patties at a time (whatever comfortably fits). Flip when golden brown.
- Remove from heat when the other side is golden brown.
- Repeat for remaining mix, or freeze the remainder. Or cook and refrigerate for next day.
- Prep Time: 2 min
- Cook Time: 7 min
- Category: Breakfast
*AIP – Autoimmune Protocol
Those breakfast sausages look perfect! Ghee is a magical substance, isn’t it?
It sure is!
And putting this post together was torture. I almost went to the freezer to defrost all 3 pounds so many times while looking at these pictures…
I can imagine! I’ve felt that way about some of the big-batch things I’ve made and posted about. I virtuously put most of it in the freezer and then I get hungry all over again when I’m writing.
Yeah, I will be eating a lot of these this weekend. It’s decided.
Dessert By Candy says
Love the freezer bag trick. That’s brilliant. I used to wrap ground meat in little packets with plastic wrap. Your idea makes so much more sense. Now I want to try making my own breakfast sausage too!
You make it look so easy, Raj. So, now what would you suggest I substitute for the sage for your Dad? Thyme?
I was about to say that I have no idea off the top of my head, but that amazing tool that rhymes with oogle came up with:
Poultry seasoning; savory; marjoram; or rosemary
La Cuisine Helene says
It would be hard for us to survive without eggs. These sausages sound easy to make and delicious.
Thanks for creating these for me Raj! You have made my life of paleo-minus-eggs a thousand times easier!! …fyi, I’m about to eat one for breakfast right now, mmmmmmmmmm!!!
I’ve been looking for a good breakfast sausage recipe! I’m going to try this with ground turkey 🙂
Let me know how this combination works with turkey, Shareba
Angie @ Friday Cake Night says
This looks fantastic Raj! My favorite go to breakfast item is any type of fried potato. Plain, dressed up, doesn’t matter.
I hear that. Potatoes are my go-to Paleo-Cheat!
kavita Bokhiria says
Interesting. Something different from typical sausages. I like this recipe!
I will try Paleo breakfast sausage Mmmmmmmmm
Sarah | (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean says
Raj, look at all the ladies commenting on your sausage! 🙂
Ok, ok, that was unnecessary. But now that I’ve met you (if only briefly) I feel like it’s totally appropriate.
I actually honestly have been thinking about making my own sausages, and they have to be egg free as we have an egg allergy in the house. SO this is timely. Will try this soon! Thanks!
Thanks for pointing that out Sarah! Tapping into some of that Thug Kitchen energy? I approve. I mean what guy wouldn’t though, am I right?
Keep me posted on your meat mixes, and let us know what you think of this one (I wanna see Instagram/Twitter pics).
Even though I’m an egg guy, I will probably be working on some more egg-free breakfast ideas in the near-ish future.
Pam Dhillon says
Made these for Sunday brunch, and once again, they were a hit! My friend Michaela and I have nick named them our ‘meat cookies’ hahaha. The perfect breakfast or snack 🙂
Oh man, I was there for the Sunday meat cookie (breakfast sausage) feast along with the monster blackberries. Although I was not the creator I was the flipper and go to see them sizzle to perfection first hand. I will be making these paleo treats myself one day.
Rob! Mr. Flipper! I had some of the leftovers and gotta say you did a great job!
Love these! Recipe is really simple, and end result is delicious!
Mic, we’re you involved in making these for that brunch?