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1 pound ground beef
1/4 c chopped onions
1/4 t. cumin
1/4 t. marjoram
1/4 t. ground pepper
1/4 t. oregano
1/4 t. ground nutmeg
1/4 t. cayenne pepper (heaping...probably closer to 1/2 tsp.)
1/4 t. ground ginger
1/2 t. dried basil
1/2 t. thyme
1/2 t. sage
2 t. sea salt
Mix all the ingredients together, and fry it up!
I doubled the recipe, so I was using two pounds of ground beef. I found it in the markdown bin of the meat section of my grocery store, so I ended up getting a great deal for it, and was planning on doing freezer cooking this weekend anyway, so I figured I would double it and freeze it for later!
Once all the spices were added, I mixed it up to combine thoroughly. I tried mixing with a spoon, but I'd recommend just throwing your hands in there and mashing it around like Play-Doh. It works much better!
I fried my sausages in olive oil and used my cast iron skillet. It worked pretty well, and I was happy to get some use out of my skillet, which I hardly ever pull out.
After cooking, I put them on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb some of the extra oil. Even though I used organic olive oil, which is a relatively healthy oil, I don't particularly like greasy food, so I figured I'd get some of the grease off before I froze them.
I would say all in all my doubled recipe made close to 30 or so patties, which should last us quite a bit of time. I took a bite out of one of them, and I'm happy to say that they are very good! They have lots of flavor (once I remembered to add the salt...the first pan-full that I fried up I had forgotten to add salt...) and they were quite spicy. I would recommend cutting back on the cayenne pepper if your family isn't really into spiciness, otherwise, they are great as is!
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