Homemade Beef Sausage

Sausage I think is a pretty interesting category of food. its one of those types like chili, where everyone makes it a little bit different, and even then there are different spices and such to use for different uses. Anyway, I think this came out pretty good, but my wife didn’t like the strong fennel flavor, which I think was one of my favorite parts.

Anyway, I made this for the pizza I made tonight, which came out wonderful, so I’m certainly gonna keep this recipe around, maybe I’ll try the spices with ground pork next time to see how the two compare, but the beef turned out far better than I expected.

the pizza I had used the gluten free crust on this site(using my flour mix 1 instead of wendy wark though), pizza sauce bought from store(make sure its gluten free), mushrooms, garlic, and sausage. and of course don’t forget the mozzarella cheese.

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1 lb. ground beef 80% lean (ground turkey or pork should be easily substituted)
1/2 tsp sage
1 tsp black pepper(preferably freshly ground)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp basil
1 tsp fennel
1 tsp parsley
2 tbsp chopped onions
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1. mix all ingredients well, this may take a couple minutes to get all the little pockets of spices incorporated into the meat
2. make into patties and refrigerate and use within a couple days, or freeze it

Pancakes

2 c. Gluten Free Bisquiick Replacement
2 large eggs
1 c. milk

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1.  in measuring cup mix together milk and eggs
2. pour into a bowl with the bisquick replacer
3. stir together until mixed, but don’t over stir
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4. heat greased skillet to medium-high heat
5.  pour 1/4 cup batter onto skillet.
6. cook till sides are dry, then turn it over. cook until golden.

Biscuits and Gravy

well, this is one of my favorite breakfast foods, though its not something that I eat often. I’m actually trying to decide whether or not to cook this up for the morning or not, I haven’t quite decided.

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1 lb. Sausage
2 Tbs. Finely minced onion
6 Tbs. Flour
1 qt. milk
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. italian seasoning
1 dash warcestershire sauce
1 dash tabasco sauce
12 biscuits

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1. Cook sausage and onion. Drain grease.
2. add flour and cook on medium-low heat for 6-7 minutes
3. Pour in milk and add spices.

notes:Cooking the flour helps remove the floury taste from the gravy.

Shrimp Omelet

well, tonight I decided to make an omelet. I made this a while back, but I forgot how exactly I made it, so I found the original recipe that I went from, and I think made some similar modifications that I did last time. also I think last time I had the correct monterey jack cheese. Sadly right now my cheese stock is very depleted, so I had to use colby/jack marble cheese. The omelet still came out wonderful, but I think plain jack would have put the bar up a bit to something even more amazing.

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2 large eggs
1 Tbs. butter
¼ c. cooked shrimp
¼ c. Monterey Jack Cheese
1 medium green onion
½ tsp. dried parsley
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1. beat eggs in a bowl
2. melt butter in skillet over medium heat
3. pour eggs into skillet
4. use spatela to lift edge of omelet and let uncooked portions underneath to cook
5. spead cheese, shrimp, green onions and parsley on one side of the egg
6. fold in half and transfer to plate