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February 26, 2011
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Breakfast Sausage From Leftover Rib Trimmings

Ok, so I'll be honest. There's no grilling in this post. But, and this is a big but, this was my first time making my own sausage!! I really want to master the art of making all sorts of sausages and I decided to start easy with breakfast sausage. Why? Well, because I knew I could make a breakfast patty without worrying about casings and all that fancy stuff. So I found a good recipe for breakfast sausage and then took out all my frozen baby back rib trimmings and ground the meat and added some spices. Here's what I did:

Homemade Sausage Patties from Leftover pork rib trimmings


Leftover rib trimmings (or about 1 lb of ground pork if you don't want to grind it yourself)
1 tsp sage
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp marjoram
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp red pepper flakes

I apologize for not taking any photos of the grinding process but I was having so much fun with my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer Grinding attachment that I didn't want to mess with the camera.

When I smoke baby back ribs I always trim them up significantly. I do not like really thick meaty baby back ribs because I find that they do not cook evenly. So I go to town on them by cutting off most of the top loin meat right down to the bone. This results in me having a huge bag of leftover rib meat in the freezer! I ground all the meat and made fresh ground pork. Then I added the above ingredients and mixed by hand. Next I formed sausage patties. I pan fried the sausage patties until they were cooked through. Here are some pictures of my breakfast extravaganza utilizing the homemade sausages! The sausage had a really nice flavor; I'm thrilled with this recipe.

Homemade Sausage Patties from Leftover pork rib trimmings
Bacon bacon bacon

You have to have bacon for a good breakfast, even if you also have sausage!

Homemade Sausage Patties from Leftover pork rib trimmings
Homemade Sausage Patties from Leftover pork rib trimmings

Oh man does that look nice!

Homemade Sausage Patties from Leftover pork rib trimmingsv

A nice sausage sandwich with scrambled eggs and my homemade sausage!  Making Breakfast Sausage Patties is a nice way to have an amazing breakfast.

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