BDSkelly~ First Breakfast Sausage Grind

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bdskelly, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.

    B
     
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    <Chuckles>

    You are so hooked.........LOL

    Its really hard to beat Pop's sausage!
     
  3. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've got it bad... don't I?
     
  4. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll add this one to my list, yessir I will. [​IMG]
     
  5. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nothing like finding something you love and sticking with it.  Sounds like a great recipe...I'll have to give it a try...Thanks for sharing

    John
     
  6. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That is almost the same method that I use, but I discovered this week that if I use pork loin instead of butt, it is a new ballgame. Just add fat since the loin is lean. Amazing taste.

    Lamar
     
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  7. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's pretty dang good Duke! 
     
  8. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great sausages, Brian and you can't go wrong with Pop's seasoning mix. It is the base of my seasoning mix.

    Now some advice. Make more, you'll need it.

    Point for branching out.

    Disco
     
  9. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the kind words John   b
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice. Gonna give your recipe a try.
     
  11. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great idea Lamar
     
  12. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam.  You can't mess up using Pops recipe as a foundation.  We like a little heat at my house. So I added the Red Pepper/ b
     
  13. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Just like the old Blue Plate commercials........."try it.......will like it".
     
  14. Nice Job my Friend, see how much better home made is !!  Looks great.    [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  15. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the madness! Hard to beat good breakfast sausage!
     
  16. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just gave this a try myself!! Test pattie was great, can't wait till morning to fry up the rest for breakfast!!
     
  17. Hey CB  do you use Sheep casings on Breakfast Link Sausage

    Gary
     
  18. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep. I havent found a collagen yet that isnt too tough.
     
  19. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you for the point Disco. 
     
  20. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the point Gary.  Turned out great and made for a very special Sunday breakfast.
     

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