I love using pork sausage. Pork is also very healthy for you. It is good source of iron, magnesium, thiamine, and more. Learn more at the Pork Check Off. If cut right, pork is also a very lean source of protein. Due to the way we feed our pigs, our pork tends to be a little fattier than what you will find at the supermarket. We believe this adds more flavor to the meat. If you are concerned about fat content, you can always ask us to cut your meat extra lean.
Here are a couple of my favorite pork sausage recipes:
Homemade Pizza: Brown up a half a pound of sausage and use it as a topping on homemade pizza. When you order sausage from us you can chose either regular or Italian sausage. We usually have regular sausage and just add Italian seasoning when I am browning it.
Stuff shells: Brown a half a pound of sausage with Italian seasoning. Meanwhile cook 8oz of jumbo shells according to directions. Drain shells and rinse in cold water. Add sausage to shells, top with a jar of spaghetti sauce and 1/2 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheeses. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or so.There are more fancier recipes out on the internet.
Breakfast sausage: Don’t think that breakfast sausages has to be in links. Mix your favorite seasoning into your pork sausage and make into small patties.
Meatball sandwiches: Make up meatballs (1lb sausage, 2 tsp Italian sausage, 1 egg slightly beaten, 1/4 Italian bread crumbs) and cook for 12 minutes or so at 450 degrees. Place meatballs in a hotdog or hoggie bun, top with marinara sauce and cheese. Broil for 3-5 minutes until cheese melts.
Holiday Morning Egg Bake: My mom would always make this egg bake for special holiday mornings.
- 9 eggs beaten
- 7 or 8 slices of bread- take off crusts and break up
- 1 cup grated cheddar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 lb sausage browned
- 2 cups milk
- Mix all the ingredients and bake in buttered 9 x13 pan for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
There a just a few of my favorite ways to use pork sausage. Be sure to order plenty the next time your order pork from Zweber Farms.
Notes from the farm: Can we ask for better weather. 70 degrees for the last day of March. Jon and Tim are hoping to get manure hauled on to the fields today and then disked in capture all the nutrients. The rain that is predicted this weekend will be prefect to get the fields ready for planting small grains next week.
Zweber Farms is a 4th generation family operated organic dairy. We also specialize in sustainably raised beef, pork and chicken and sell it directly to customers in Minnesota.Visit our website to learn more, http://www.zweberfarms.com