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A Make-Ahead Staple for Transforming Weekday Breakfasts

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If you've never made sausage, it can feel like a messy, impossible task, one to leave to the neatly sealed tubes in your grocery store's meat aisle. But after you've made a batch, you'll learn the truth: Sausage couldn't be simpler to pull together. And it's ideal for freezing for a rainy day or, in this case, hectic morning.

Apple and Pork Breakfast Sausage
Apple and Pork Breakfast Sausage

This breakfast sausage from hardlikearmour can be broken down into four steps: Sauté your fillings, mix them into the meat, divide into patties, and pan-sear.


And if that sounds like too much for a pre-work morning, then make a batch on Sunday to keep in the freezer for the rest of the week, or longer. In a tightly sealed container, they'll last for up to three months. Come morning, defrost your fully cooked patties in the microwave or in a frying pan on the stove, and serve in less time than it takes to whip up a batch of scrambled eggs. Those store-bought links won't know what hit 'em.

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Apple and Pork Breakfast Sausage

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Makes 8 to 10 sausage patties
  • 2 medium Jonagold apples
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 pound ground pork
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Tags: Make Ahead, Meat, Wildcard Winners