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Sunny Anderson's Sweet and Spicy Breakfast Sausage

Try This Festive Breakfast Treat

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Servings:8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This easy sausage recipe is the best complement to any breakfast plate. Try this today!

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed with a knife or mortar and pestle
  • 1/4 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Cooking Directions

    In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, fennel seed, paprika, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

    Break the beef into chunks and add to a large bowl. Sprinkle the seasoning evenly over the top then with your hand gently mix the beef until the seasoning is evenly distributed. Divide the mixture into 8 even portions and roll gently into balls. Place back in the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

    Remove the sausage from the refrigerator and one by one place each ball between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Using a meat pounder, flatten out the sausage balls into 1/8-inch thick patties.

    In a large saute pan or griddle over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and cook the sausage patties in batches. Sear on one side until caramelized and golden on the bottom, about 2 minutes, then flip to cook just a minute more on the other side.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe courtesy Sunny Anderson, 2009

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: chuck, teaspoon olive oil, black pepper, onion powder, brown sugar

    Course: Breakfast

    More Info: Kids Friendly


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