Most popular breakfast sausage ??

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poacherjoe

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I know the internet has quite a few recipe's and we also have several websites to order seasoning kits from but let's do a survey and have all the members post their favorite breakfast sausage. If you have more than one favorite please list them. I used to get sausage made with a seasoning mix that came from McDonalds food equipment company in Sacramento California. It was called " Granny's Best" old fashioned pork sausage seasoning. They are no longer in business and I would like to find a pre mix that matches it !
 
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Here are my two favorite breakfast sausage recipes, and both are really good cooked or grilled in pattie form for a sandwich.

FARM SAUSAGE
Wonderful stuffed, in bulk or packaged for fatties. This has the classic flavors of a Midwest breakfast sausage but it is also right at home served on a bun or as a main dish with fried potatoes and onions.

3 lbs. ground pork butt
2 teaspoons ground sage
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons coarse black pepper
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon minced garlic
¼ cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
¼ cup ice cold water (as needed for proper texture)

Grind the meat, mix in the seasonings and water until well blended. Let rest overnight for seasonings to blend.

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LUKAINKA

Lukainka is a French Basque farm style sausage. I was introduced to this sausage about 30 years ago, but never had a recipe. It's popular in cities having a Basque community and is served at Basque festivals and sold through small meat markets, but otherwise it's relatively unknown. The closest place I can buy it is 120 miles away. Starting only with a list of ingredients (and 3 different test versions) I developed the recipe below. The balance of flavors and simplicity of it makes it a good candidate for bulk or stuffed into links. It makes a very good sausage sandwich and is one of my favorite breakfast sausages.

The quantities (in grams) shown are per 1 kilogram of pork, In the last few years I've switched amounts to percent amounts to make adjustments easier. This is a lower salt version, feel free to adjust to your tastes.

1000g - ground pork butt
15g - salt - (1.5%)
2g - black pepper - (0.2%)
1g - white pepper - (0.1%)
3.5g - Minced garlic - (0.35%) - Note: use 5g (.5%) if you really like garlic as much as I do.
0.7g - crushed red pepper (0.07%) -
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley (or just eyeball the amount)
Icy water if needed for the proper texture.

Grind the meat, mix in the seasonings and water until well blended. Let rest overnight for seasonings to blend.
 
Those are all good, as well as PS seasonings and Hi Mountain has a Mountain Man blend of b-fast sausage that’s really good too if you like sage.
Could you please be more specific? I know these suppliers have a vast assortment to choose from. Exactly which one is your favorite?
 
I'm partial to the #274 maple sausage seasoning from PS Seasonings. I make patties for breakfast sausage as I like to cook them on my flattop, think they cook more evenly than links. I also don't like stuffing links into anything smaller than 32-35mm hog casings, my electric stuffer runs off of a foot pedal and I baby the gears, can't make sausage without it. RAY
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Could you please be more specific? I know these suppliers have a vast assortment to choose from. Exactly which one is your favorite?
I’d be happy to tell you what I like, but first tell me some of the basic seasoning profiles you like. Doesn’t do either one of us any good to tell you, for example, how great sage, or maple flavor is if you don’t care for these flavors.
 
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I’d be happy to tell you what I like, but first tell me some of the basic seasoning profiles you like. Doesn’t do either one of us any good to tell you, for example, how great sage, or maple flavor is if you don’t care for these flavors.
I like a lot of flavors but sage is up on the list. I was wondering how AC Leggs # 10 would taste
 
I like a lot of flavors but sage is up on the list. I was wondering how AC Leggs # 10 would taste
Leggs #10 is good I also like PS seasonings #117. These have sage present, but not big time but good.
HI Mountain Seasonings has their “mountain man” breakfast mix. It’s also very good, but a bit mild for me so I use a little more seasoning per # of meat and it’s tasty but a bit more sagey.

I mix a Jimmey Dean nock off up to.

1# ground pork
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp rubbed sage
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp tyme
1/4 tsp red pepper flake
1/4 tsp coriander
1/8 tsp mace (optional)
1/4 tsp Accent (msg)
This make a fairly mild sausage so you can up any of these ingredients or delete some.

These all work for us but we like sausage. YMMV.
 
One thing I will note as well, a lot of the mixes out there will have MSG, some don’t, but a lot do. Recreating those flavors at home is almost impossible without MSG. Also a good portion of ready made sausage out there in the grocery have it as well. If you don’t eat MSG, then you will be limited.
 
Have not run that one yet but a big Leggs fan. I think their mixes are on the bolder side which I like but doubt a "granny" would. That Fassett stuff is classic, man. Really old school stuff and gives you a starting point for you to dial in your own tweaks. I learned so much from that mix. Many thanks to Pops for sharing. He lives a little bit forever now. Got the cob pellet thing from him too. :emoji_cry:

SmokinEdge SmokinEdge Got a Bob Evan's clone up your sleeve? :emoji_laughing:
 
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i agree msg is not bad for ur health like many think. no FDA proof ... i use it in place of salt on burgers with pepper n garlic. in soups, stews ect..

One thing I will note as well, a lot of the mixes out there will have MSG, some don’t, but a lot do. Recreating those flavors at home is almost impossible without MSG. Also a good portion of ready made sausage out there in the grocery have it as well. If you don’t eat MSG, then you will be limited.
 
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I am not familiar with Granny's Best flavor profile, but thought while on the subject would post what my wife and I have available for bulk/fresh style sausage seasonings.
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Ordered some mixes from Owen's BBQ awhile back... had to wait maybe 3 or 4 days longer to get them, were temporarily out of one or two . But when our order came they had sent a bag of their Dakota sausage mix along for free, we loved it! Impressed by the mix and the gesture!

Ryan
 
my wife and I have available for bulk/fresh style sausage seasonings.
Yup . You won't go wrong with Owens .
My favorite is Hot Pork sausage from sausage maker .
Lately I've been using the breakfast sausage mix from Owens . I like it too , but add red pepper flakes to it . Makes a great sage based sausage . Which is what we like .
Stuff into hog casings and thrown on the grill . Eat on a bun . Fantastic .
 
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