I decided to create another breakfast sausage recipe out of sheer desperation. My kids could eat eggs every.single.day. And honestly for the most part they do. Eggs are delicious, nutritious (60% fat & 40% protein), and easy to cook. There absolutely nothing wrong with eating eggs every day, it’s just a little boring and I don’t want it to turn into the only thing my kids will eat. Besides, we all need variety in our diets and children are no exception. I really like Paleo Magazine’s recipe , but wanted something a little sweeter for the kids. Then the idea came to me as I watched my daughter dip her salami rolls into maple syrup. Maple & fruit flavored sausage! I made this exact batch and had 2 jelly roll pans filled with average size patties that filled a gallon sized freezer bag. My motto is still go big or go home. If I am going to cook, I might as well cook a big batch so I have leftovers to stock my big butt freezer. This way I can have breakfast ready for the kids (or take some to school for my breakfast) in no time. I hope you guys like this as much as my kids do!
Apple & Pear Maple Breakfast Sausage
Kid tested & approved breakfast sausage.
2 lbs. ground beef
2 lbs. ground pork
1 large sweet apple (I used Pink Lady)
1 large pear (I used Bartlett)
4 tbsp pure maple syrup
3 tsp thyme
2 tsp fennel seed
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp nutmeg
2 tsp sea salt
Pre-heat oven to 375 F. Lin e 2 jelly roll pans with aluminum foil.
Peel, core, & finely dice apple and pear. Place into a large mixing bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly using hands to incorporate completely.
Grab a handful of mixture and roll into a meatball. Using palm of hand flatten to a patty.
Place patties on pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until done.