Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage

Score: 5.00. Votes: 14
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Before he became America's sausage king, Jimmy Dean was known for crooning the country hit "Big Bad John." That song came out in 1962 and sold more than 8 million copies. His singing success launched a television career on ABC with The Jimmy Dean Show, where Roy Clark, Patsy Cline, and Roger Miller got their big breaks. The TV exposure led to acting roles for Jimmy, as a regular on Daniel Boone, and in feature films, including his debut in the James Bond flick Diamonds are Forever. Realizing that steady income from an acting and singing career can be undependable, Jimmy invested his show-biz money in a hog farm. In 1968 the Jimmy Dean Meat Company developed the special recipe for sausage that has now become a household name. Today the company is part of the Sara Lee Corporation, and Jimmy retired as company spokesman in 2004.

This clone recipe re-creates three varieties of the famous roll sausage that you form into patties and cook in a skillet. Use ground pork found at the supermarket—make it lean pork if you like—or grind some up yourself if you have a meat grinder.

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Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 16 ounces ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon salt
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Score: 5.00. Votes: 14
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Dec 8, 2019, 21:08

Just made a batch of this tonight, I borrowed my old man's mincer, tested a small pattie...... tasted very very good. The rest is in the fridge so the flavours can meld together. I can't wait until tomorrow to fry these badboys up. Looks like I have to buy myself a mincer now :) lol Cheers Todd For a great recipe.

Jun 18, 2010, 22:00

I had to rate this recipe. Since I am presently living overseas, it is hard to get GOOD pork sausage. I have to say, it is the BEST I've ever eaten!! In fact, I think it's BETTER than the Jimmy Dean you buy in the super market. I will guard this like gold! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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