Cajun Style Beef Sausage

Cajun Style Beef Sausage

Use Cajun Style Beef Sausage to make a delicious Beef Muffuletta Burger.


  • 1 pound ground beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves


  1. Combine all ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  2. To make patties, lightly shape sausage mixture into four 1/2-inch thick patties. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add patties; cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160 degrees F, turning occasionally.
  3. To make crumbles, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles, stirring occasionally.

Yield: about 2 1/2 cups crumbles or 4 patties

Nutrition information per serving, using 93% lean ground beef: 182 calories; 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 372 mg sodium; 1 g carbohydrate; 0.3 g fiber; 25 g protein; 6.1 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 2.9 mg iron; 18.0 mcg selenium; 5.9 mg zinc; 78.7 mg choline

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Texas Beef Team