Delicious Homemade Sausage

I love making this homemade sausage because it’s so easy – simply mix the beef with the seasonings, spread in a pan, cover and bake. When the sausage is done, I cut it into squares and serve. Leftovers are great sautéed in a little olive oil. This recipe works well with ground pork too, and possibly with chicken or turkey (though I haven’t tried that).

homemade-sausage

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a medium bowl and use clean hands to combine.
  3. Spread the mixture in a 9 X 13-inch baking dish, pressing on it to ensure it sticks together and to even it out.
  4. Cover the pan with foil. Bake the sausage until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F, about 45 minutes.
  5. Using a wide slotted spatula, lift the baked sausage from the juices in the pan onto a wire rack that you’ve placed on foil. Allow to cool 10 minutes, then transfer to a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut into squares.
  6. Keep leftovers refrigerated, and reheat them in the microwave, or (tastier!) sauté in a skillet with a little olive oil.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 244; Fat: 17g; Carbohydrates: 1g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 362mg;Fiber: 0g; Protein: 21g

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