Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage
Prepare Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage. Remove from skillet; keep warm.Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner), 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
Cooking Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat until hot. Stir in flour; cook 4 minutes, stirring often. Whisk in milk; bring to boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 2 to 3 minutes until sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. Stir in sausage, salt and pepper; cook 1 to 2 minutes until beef is heated through, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, heat small nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Scramble eggs to desired doneness.
Cooking Tip: You may substitute fried or poached eggs for scrambled eggs.
Cut potatoes in half, lengthwise; open and fluff potatoes with fork. Divide sausage mixture evenly among potatoes. Top with eggs and green onions.
Cooking Tip: You may substitute cooked hash browns, tater tots or another crispy potato product for baked potatoes.
Nutrition information per serving: 572 Calories; 180 Calories from fat; 20g Total Fat (6 g Saturated Fat; 10 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 274 mg Cholesterol; 829 mg Sodium; 54 g Total Carbohydrate; 4.7 g Dietary Fiber; 44 g Protein; 6.2 mg Iron; 9.2 mg NE Niacin; 1.2 mg Vitamin B6; 4.2 mcg Vitamin B12; 8.5 mg Zinc; 45.5 mcg Selenium; 296.4 mg Choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Choline; and a good source of Dietary Fiber.
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