This is a recipe that I have had for over a year and have REALLY wanted to try, but never got around to it. As a family, we decided to eliminate prepackaged meats due to the harmful chemicals found in many of them. The following excerpt is from the article, “The real reason why processed meats are so dangerous to your health”
You can find sodium nitrite in nearly every packaged meat product imaginable. It’s listed right on the label of products like bacon, breakfast sausage, beef jerky, pepperoni, sandwich meat, ham, hot dogs, and even the meats found in canned soups. If you and I walked into any grocery store in America, I could show you hundreds of products that contain this ingredient right now. And I believe this sodium nitrite is the primary cause of pancreatic cancer in humans who consume even moderate quantities of processed meats.
If sodium nitrite is so dangerous, why does the food industry use it? Simple: this chemical just happens to turn meats bright red. It’s actually a color fixer, and it makes old, dead meats appear fresh and vibrant. Thus, food manufacturers insist on using sodium nitrite for the simple reason that it sells more meat products. Consumers are strongly influenced by the color of grocery products (which is why Florida oranges are often dipped in red dye, by the way), and when meat products look fresh, people will buy them, even if the true color of the months-old meat is putrid gray.
That being said, we no longer purchase bacon, lunch meat, sausage, hot dogs etc., but sometimes we just want that with our breakfast or lunch, so a recipe for making it from scratch ws located and here it is. 😀
Take 1lb of boneless, skinless chicken breast (approx. 2 breasts)
Put in food processor and shred/chop
Add 1/4 tsp Ginger
3/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp dried Sage
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
3/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
After mixing seasonings and meat together form small patties and place in pan with 1 tbsp Olive Oil
Cover with lid and cook on medium heat, browning on both sides
Cut one down the middle to be sure sausage is done.
And with that, we are done! This is a great tasting recipe that your family will love!! I have found over the years that if we are removing something bad we have to replace it with something good, or the bad becomes an option again. This recipe along with its simplicity has replaced the chemical laden breakfast sausage, and it is enjoyed without guilt 😀