Fresh Homemade Breakfast Sausage
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Breakfast sausage is a favorite in our house but I don't like the preservatives in store bought breakfast sausage - so make your's so easy.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  1. Add pork to a medium sized bowl and then add all the seasonings to the pork.
  2. Work the seasonings into the pork with your hands so that everything gets well blended.
  3. Cover bowl with lid, or plastic wrap, and chill over night.
  4. Form into equal size patties and gently flatten them (so that they cook evenly).
  5. Cook in a pan over medium high heat. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the patties you make. But it should only be a few minutes per side. Flip them when browned.
Your overall yield is going to depend on the size of the patties you make, but you should easily be able to serve at least 4 people with a pound of sausage.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at