I almost always grind my own beef. And I've squished my share of Brats... But have never made breakfast sausage. After eating this I'll never go back to store bought!
I started by using a seasoning base of Pops recipe:
"¾ cup salt
½ cup black pepper
½ cup sage
put in ziploc and shake thoroughly, then use 1 tbsp. per pound of meat"
To that I added about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of red pepper flakes.
I deboned a pork butt and that gave me just under 7 pounds of meat. I cubed it into 1 inch pieces and added 1 tablespoon of seasoning per pound. Mix well And then put it in the freezer to chill before grinding
Once the meat firmed up I tossed it in the grinder. I only ground a few chunks. I mixed the grind well...
....And fried a test patty. Okay. I know there are two test patties. But if one test patty it a good. Then 2 should be better! They were GREAT!
On with grinding the rest of the pork! No adjustment needed. I got lucky and nailed it the first try!
I used a small opened can to cut my patties. Just like biscuits!!! I placed them on a cookie sheet that was sprayed with oil.
I then put them into the freezer to firm up almost solid.
While waiting for the patties to freeze I sealed the remaining sausage seasoning. This stuff is GOOD and I want to save it.
Looks like the freezer at IHOP!
A fun and easy project for a cold Saturday.