Oh man....Jimmy Dean is good but for the best fatties you have to use PURNELL'S "Old Folks" whole hog sausage. That has got to be the leanest, tastiest sausage money can buy- if you are lucky enough to find it. Being from Virginia, Jimmy Dean was and always will be "the man" on sausage, but I have to admit I found better years ago. And at Food Lion no less. Purnell's is a Kentucky outfit, family owned and their quality comes through. Check them out if you can.