Homemade Organic Spicy Breakfast Sausage

I have adapted Alton Brown’s recipe to be organic and have the option use ground pork from the store or dried herbs.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2-1/2 lbs. pastured organic pork butt, diced into 1/2″ pieces (If you don’t have a meat grinder, use 3 lbs. pastured organic ground pork instead of the butt and fat.)
  • 1/2 lb. pastured organic pork fat, diced into 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh organic sage leaves; OR 2/3 tsp. organic rubbed sage
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh organic thyme leaves; OR 2/3 tsp. organic dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh organic rosemary leaves; OR 1/8 tsp. crushed dry organic rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp. organic light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly grated organic nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. organic cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. organic red pepper flakes

Here’s How I do it:

Using a Meat Grinder:

  1. Combine the diced pork with all other ingredients and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Using the fine blade of a grinder, grind the pork.
  3. Form into 1-inch rounds with your hands.
  4. Refrigerate and use within 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.
  5. For immediate use, saute patties over medium-low heat in a non-stick pan. Saute until brown and cooked through, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Using Ground Pork:

  1. Combine the ground pork with all other ingredients and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Form into 1-inch rounds with your hands.
  3. Refrigerate and use within 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.
  4. For immediate use, saute patties over medium-low heat in a non-stick pan. Saute until brown and cooked through, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

How to Freeze Sausage Patties:

  1. Roll the raw sausage into a log that is 1-1/2 ” in diameter. (Alternatively, you can roll the sausage into 1-inch rounds with your hands and freeze them individually before proceeding to the next step.)
  2. Wrap the sausage in parchment paper; Wrap again in aluminum foil.
  3. Write the date  on the foil that you made the sausage.
  4. Unwrap the packaging and slice while frozen.
  5. Cook the frozen sausage patties

Homemade Organic Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups Homemade Organic Basic Pastry Mix and 5-7 Tbsp. unchlorinated and unfluoridated cold water OR Homemade Organic English Pastry Crust
  • 6 or 7 organic apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 – 1 cup organic granulated cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 1 dash of Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. organic ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. organic pasture butter

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the pastry mix with the water 1 Tbsp at a time until the pastry is formed.
  3. Roll the pastry into 1/8″ thickness and place into a 9″ pie plate.
  4. Trim the pastry dough at the rim of the pie plate.
  5. Crimp the edges of the dough around the top edge of the pie plate.
  6. Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; Mix with sliced apples
  7. Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust.
  8. Top the pie with the other pie crust and cut slits in the crust to allow for the bubbles to escape, or use a cookie cutter to make a shaped hole in the crust and place the cutout elsewhere on the crust.
  9. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until the apples are soft, at 400° Fahrenheit.
  10. Serve this pie slightly warm.
  11. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Gingerbread Syrup

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Vanilla Sugar
  • 1 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 1 tsp. unsulphured blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tsp. organic ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. organic ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. Homemade Organic Vanilla Extract

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a chef’s saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring to mix well.
  3. Allow to boil until the mixture lightly coats a spoon.  (This will take approximately 15-20 minutes.)
  4. If you’re unsure if your syrup has cooked long enough, take it off the heat and allow it to cool.  If it needs to cook longer, boil the liquid again.
  5. Store in a glass jar with tight fitting lid in the refrigerator.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Tomato and Lima Bean Chowder

This recipe is intended to be made ahead and frozen before serving.  If you want to go ahead and serve it today add 15 – 20 minutes of cooking time once the soup is ready to be chilled.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups Homemade Organic Chicken Stock or Homemade Organic Turkey Stock
  • 2 cups diced organic tomatoes
  • 1 16 oz. bag frozen organic lima beans
  • 1 16 oz. bag frozen organic corn
  • 1 diced medium organic yellow onion
  • 4 Tbsp. chopped organic fresh parsley OR 4 tsp. organic dried parsley (fresh is recommended)
  • 3 cloves organic garlic, minced
  • 2 cups organic grass-fed whole milk
  • 1/2 cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. organic dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/8 tsp. organic ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. organic freshly ground peppercorn blend
  • 4 Tbsp. organic pasture butter

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Bring the stock to almost boiling in a large stockpot.
  2. Add tomatoes, beans, corn, onion, parsley and garlic to the stockpot.
  3. Cover the pot and bring the contents to a boil; Simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a screw-top jar combine the milk, flour, salt, thyme, nutmeg and pepper; Cover the jar and shake until well blended.
  5. After the vegetables have simmered for 20 minutes, stir the milk mixture into the stockpot and bring to a boil.
  6. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly; Add butter.
  7. Pour into sterilized glass jars and refrigerate for 4 hours; Freeze once the soup and jar are completely cooled.
  8. Before Serving:  Remove chowder from containers.  Heat in a saucepan until hot, about 30 minutes, stirring often.
  9. Yields approximately 12 servings.

Homemade Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice

Here’s what You’ll Need:

  • 5 Tbsp. organic ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. organic ground allspice
  • 2 tsp. organic ground cloves
  • 2 tsp. organic ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. organic ground ginger

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Shake until well blended.
  3. Transfer into a spice jar.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Bacon and Hash Brown Casserole

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. organic pork belly, sliced thin like bacon OR organic bacon without synthetic additives
  • 1 small organic yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cups frozen Homemade Organic Hash Brown Potatoes
  • 2 1/4 cups organic grass-fed whole milk
  • 8 large organic pasture eggs
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. organic freshly ground peppercorn blend
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly grated organic nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. organic dry mustard
  • 4 cups cubed organic multigrain bread; crusts removed, diced and dried for croutons
  • 1 cup grated organic cheddar
  • 1 cup freshly grated organic Parmesan

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook the bacon over medium-high heat until it is cooked through.
  3. Using additional lard, butter or bacon grease, coat a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish.
  4. Add the onion and saute over medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the hash browns and break apart. Saute until crispy, about 10 -15 minutes.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk, eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg and mustard.
  7. Whisk briskly to blend.
  8. Spread the onions and hash browns evenly at the bottom of the greased dish.
  9. Place the bread cubes evenly on top of hash browns. With a slotted spoon distribute sausage as the third layer. Pour the milk and egg mixture over these layers.
  10. Add Parmesan as the next layer, and then add the cheddar as the final layer.
  11. Bake the casserole, uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.
  12. Enjoy!

If you’d like, you can refrigerate the casserole overnight before baking.

 

Organic Homemade Three Cheese Sauce

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup organic cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup organic mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp. organic Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup organic grass-fed whole milk
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. organic freshly-ground peppercorn blend
  • 1 pinch of organic nutmeg (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. organic white non-bleached flour
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unsalted pasture butter

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the butter and allow it to melt.
  3. Stir in the flour and make a paste.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium.
  5. Add the milk and allow to warm for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg (if using).
  7. Sprinkle the cheeses a little bit at a time and allow to melt into the mixture, stirring constantly.
  8. The sauce is finished after it has thickened.
  9. Take it off the heat to prevent scorching.
  10. Enjoy!