The key for a successful Paleo day in my book is starting the morning out with meat. Eggs just don’t cut it and I’m hungry all day long.
Obviously having been a vegetarian at one point in my life, this was a huge paradigm shift. Meat for breakfast? Yuck. (Meat anytime? Yuck)
However, I’m a new woman and it’s pretty easy to whip up these babies.
The photo above is not mine; my camera lens broke and the $200 it costs to fix isn’t quite in the budget at the moment. These are a pretty good representation, though.
We generally cook 3 pounds and leave them in the fridge for a fast breakfast or snack during the week. They are easy-peasy and a quick way to get some quality protein. Plus, my 2-year-old likes them.
Tips from my errors:
- Use a large serving fork to mix meat
- Chilling is not necessary for my husband; I find it’s easier to shape patties that way and chill it overnight
- Cook on a griddle. We wish we had one.
Breakfast Sausage Patties, adapted from Caveman Food
1 lb ground turkey or ground pork
1/2 tsp each: black pepper, cumin, ground ginger, nutmeg, oregano, red pepper flakes
1 tsp each: basil, sage, thyme
1 T onion flakes or 1 tsp onion powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
Combine seasonings. Mix in egg and ground meat. Chill for an hour to allow flavors to meld. Shape into patties and cook up with olive oil on medium-high heat.