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Buttermilk Breakfast Sausage

I was passed some food magazines that Grandma was finished with and scanned the recipes.  I came across a recipe sent in for Buttermilk Breakfast Sausage.  Mr.Picky often complains that there isn’t enough flavor to sausage when I purchase it.  I hate to buy it because it is filled with junk.

We have made sausage in the past and usually let it flavors develop overnight, although this recipe did not require this.  It still turned out great.  This is probably one of the best sausages I have eaten and will be making it from now on.  The sausage is tender and almost melts in your mouth.

The recipe calls for over 2 pounds of sausage and we don’t usually need that much.  I took out half the sausage mix before I cooked it and froze it after packaging tightly.  Now we have a whole nother batch ready to go.  I got about a dozen 4 inch patties out of half the mixture.

Buttermilk Breakfast SausageButtermilk Breakfast Sausage:

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp dried marjoram or oregano
  • 3/4 tsp dried savory or thyme
  • 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 lb. ground pork

Milk milk and seasonings in a large bowl.

Add in pork and mix until combined.

Form into patties and cook on medium heat about 5 minutes on each side.

Freeze any remaining sausage for a later date. //


Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast BurritosMr.Picky is out-of-town weekly driving truck.  In order for us to save money and eat healthy we pack his food for the four days he is gone.  This is probably no different to those of you who make ahead breakfasts and lunches for the week in order to help stick to a healthy lifestyle.  Planning ahead and preparing food is something that helps my days run smoothly.

Breakfast burritos is a go to for our whole family.  Mr.Picky loves anything in a tortilla, and I can often add vegetables to my filling and no one complains.

I will take burrito filling and tortillas on trips and we can pretty much heat them up anywhere.  Mr.Picky likes to take burritos wrapped and made, so he just has to heat and go in the morning.

These burritos will last a good four days in the fridge made up, and even longer if you keep your filling and wraps separate.

Breakfast Burrito Filling:

The burrito filling can make as much or as little as you would like.  Add your favorites, and leave out what you don’t like.  My instructions are general and I am only listing things that I have put into my burritos on different occasions.  Add as much or as little as you would like.  In general I will pick a meat or two, potatoes, eggs, gravy, and a few vegetables.  The one thing I think that makes a difference is some country gravy mixed in so the filling is not dry.

  • Ground breakfast sausage, browned and crumbled
  • Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Ham, diced
  • Ground turkey and chorizo, cooked and crumbled
  • Onion, diced and sautéed
  • Bell Peppers, diced and sautéed
  • Spinach, wilted slightly and chopped
  • Green onions, chopped
  • Potatoes, shredded or diced and cooked until done
  • Eggs, scrambled
  • Country gravy, homemade or packaged
  • Cheddar or Mexican cheese blend, shredded
  • Tortillas or sometimes we use “Pocket Thins” similar to a soft pita

Breakfast BurritosI mix my filling besides the shredded cheese together in a large bowl.  Scoop filling into tortillas and add cheese if you would like.  Roll up and wrap burritos or keep separate and prepare as you go.

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