Spicy Breakfast Sausage

I'm sure some options are better than others when it comes to calorie count, saturated fat, etc., but almost all frozen/pre-cooked breakfast sausages are loaded with sodium even if they're not so bad in other areas. We don't need all that. This recipe is so crazy easy, there's just no need for the sodium-packed convenience versions anymore. Let's make this from now on instead, k?


1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey (or pork or chicken or whatever you like best)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

1 teaspoon ground sage

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 small jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

generous splash of Sriracha


1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Form into patties about 1/2-inch thick.

2. Grill on grill pan or pan-fry in nonstick or cast iron pan over medium-high heat until nicely browned on the surface and cooked through.

So simple. So yummy. AND--you can make a double batch and freeze your own for later use. So. See what I mean? You really just don't need those other ones at all any more. :-)