I am blind as a bat and I owe a few apologies.
This month AllRecipes partnered with Johnsonville sausage and I am also doing unprocessed October. Knowing that I could make sausage at home, I was hoping to find an “all natural” Johnsonville sausage that would pass the “kitchen test”.
Initially, I looked up their products online – I was looking for an all natural product or at least one that did not contain BHA / BHT or MSG. I honestly didn’t see an all natural variety. Then I checked the local stores, I didn’t see the ground sausage and I didn’t see any natural sausage. Did I say I was blind?
Not to be deterred I decided to look one more time. I picked up the link sausage, read the label and was just about to put them away when I spotted an employee stocking the shelves and I decided to ask. Imagine my surprise when she reached up and grabbed a package of All Natural ground sausage! It was on the top shelf, right next to the links I was holding!
Yep, I am blind!
So, my apologies to Johnsonville! You do make the all natural product I was seeking.
I have several friends who are highly sensitive to MSG and a couple of my clients who must avoid preservatives such as BHT / BHA, so having this All Natural ground sausage available is wonderful.
That said, check out these delicious recipes from Johnsonville.
What a nice change of pace from the ordinary meat loaf. I did change up the method somewhat because we have a couple of onion & pepper haters in the family. I used a food processor and pureed the onion, bell pepper and a chopped carrot until finely minced then added the chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and egg to the bowl and pureed it all together. Add that mixture to the meat, oats and corn. All the flavor is there and the onion haters don’t even know! I baked for about 30 minutes drained off some grease and then back into the oven to finish. I did forget to add the chili sauce to the top but it turned out fine. Served with baked potato and steamed cauliflower and carrots.