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
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Homemade Organic Hamburger Helper Crunchy Taco

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Hamburger Helper:

For the Topping Mix:

  • 3 Tbsp. organic masa harina (corn flour)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1/4 cup organic sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Sweet Whey (not powdered)
  • 1 cup shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. organic blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. organic freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. organic turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. organic paprika

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Prepare the Rice:  Place the rice, 1 Tbsp. home rendered tallow/organic pasture butter, 1 tsp. Real Salt,1-1/2 cups of vegetable stock and 1-1/2 cups of beef stock into a 1 quart saucepan with lid; Cover, bring to a boil then immediately reduce the heat and simmer on low for 45 minutes.
  2. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Beef Mix or Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Pork Mix:  Pour 1/4 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into a deep saucepan with lid;  Add the frozen meat mix, and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces, then add the tomatoes and garlic.  Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 5.
  3. Brown the beef in a saucepan until halfway done.
  4. Add the onions then saute with the ground beef for 5 minutes; Add the tomatoes and garlic, then saute until the beef is brown and the onions are clear.
  5. Pour in the beef stock, vegetable stock and tomato paste; Stir well.
  6. Stir in 1/2 tsp. salt, chili pepper powder, taco seasoning and turmeric until well blended.
  7. While the dish is simmering, make the topping mix:  In a chef’s saucepan, warm the 2 Tbsp. butter (or tallow) until bubbly; Add the flour, 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper; Cook for 1 minute over medium heat.  Pour 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup whey into the flour mixture and stir until well combined; Cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, or until it begins to thicken.  Add the cheeses to the milk mixture while stirring to blend.  Make sure to stir often or the sauce will try to burn. Leave on lowest heat setting, covered; Stir occasionally until needed.   (DO NOT cook on higher than a medium temperature!)
  8. Slowly bring the skillet mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the rice is finished; Stir in the cooked rice.
  9. Crumble the corn chips and sprinkle over the rice mixture
  10. Drizzle the cheese sauce over the crumbled corn chips.
  11. Garnish with any combination of the following, as desired:  sliced Homemade Organic Pickled Jalapenos, sliced Homemade Organic Pickled Serranos, sliced organic kalamata olives, silced organic garlic-stuffed green onions, fresh organic cilantro, organic shredded or sliced lettuce, sliced organic green onions, and/or diced organic avocados.
  12. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Hamburger Helper Classic Cheesy Jambalaya

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1.  If using Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Beef Mix, Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Pork Mix, or Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Chicken Mix:  Pour 1/4 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen meat mix, bell pepper, celery (if using), tomatoes and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces and add the garlic and jalapenos.  Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 4.
  2. Brown the meat in a saucepan until halfway done.
  3. Add the bell peppers, tomatoes and onions to the skillet then saute with the ground meat for 5 minutes; Add the garlic and jalapenos then saute until the meat is fully cooked and the onions are clear.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock, shrimp stock, whey and milk.
  5. Add the brown rice and stir well.
  6. Stir in the salt, Homemade Organic Cajun Dry Rub, paprika and turmeric until well blended.
  7. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the pasta or rice is fully cooked, approximately 40-45 minutes for rice and 16-22 minutes for pasta.
  8. While cooking, remove lid and stir occasionally, replacing the lid afterwards.
  9. Enjoy!