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I have mentioned this many times before in posts here and there, so I thought it was time to really highlight this savings tip because it is a lifesaver for me!
I just did this again yesterday, and I only have to do this 2-3 times per year!
First, you can get a good price on a sausage that I would approve of! As you may or may not know, I am a bit of a picky eater, I am not a pork fan myself, but my family does enjoy it. So I found a great option at Costco and Sam’s Club!
They both sell the Jimmy Dean Naturals sausage 3lb. rolls for $6.39 – $6.99 each. This is a GREAT price as the grocery stores sell the 1 lb. rolls for $2.99 – $4.99. This is a special sausage option with no nitrates (very important to me!) and no MSG.
Well, this is the only sausage I need to get and it is a great price with no fuss!
So this is EXACTLY what I do 2-3 times per year (and I have been doing this for a couple of years now!)
- I buy three 3-lb rolls of Jimmy Dean Naturals Sausage at Costco or Sam’s Club for under $7 each roll
- Then I take them home and brown up each of three rolls on the stove top. It takes about 15-20 minutes per roll.
- I then rinse it in the strainer to rinse off any remaining fats I can.
- I then let it all cool in a giant bowl.
- Once cooled, I then use a large soup ladle size scoop and put one scoop into a ziploc bag
- This ends up giving me around 23-26 bags of sausage breakfasts! This time I got 26!
- I mark the baggies with the date and freeze!
In the mornings, this is the best time saver for breakfast! I simply pull one of these out of the freezer and use it in so many recipes, or even just simply topped on scrambled eggs!
I cannot tell you how amazingly easy it is to make a breakfast with sausage! Yes, it isn’t a ton of sausage, in fact a little less than 1/2lb. But it is perfect for breakfast casseroles, my ham cups, breakfast quiche, grits casserole and so much more!
It also makes my kids and Alex happy that they get a little bit of pork when I don’t normally cook and serve it!
In the end, I spent around $19, 1-hour total and have
26 breakfasts (at least the biggest time sucker) completed!
Be sure to check out our Building Better Breakfasts page HERE for our many breakfast ideas to save time and money in the morning, many of which use the sausage idea shared here!