Homemade pork breakfast sausage makes breakfast time extra delicious!
Have you ever wanted to make your own breakfast sausage? You really should give it a try. Homemade breakfast sausage is amazing. You can adjust the seasonings to just your liking and you know exactly what is going in your sausage.
We make our own sausage often and Rod is the sausage maker in our house. When he makes breakfast sausage, he makes 30 pounds at a time. The last time he made sausage, I decide to give it a try on a much smaller scale: Just 1 pound of sausage.
Rod was skeptical. I was entering his territory and could I possibly get it right? He's master sausage maker, but his sausage is never the same twice. He has finally started writing down meticulous notes, but he can never leave a good thing alone.
He always has to tweak something. And I must admit, his tweaks always make a good sausage. I wonder if he will ever reach a point when he says, "That's it! That is the absolute best sausage!"
While I am waiting for that perfect sausage from Rod, I think I may have just given him some competition with my version! Of course, I had to ask him for advice as to what to add!
We grind our own meat, but ground pork can easily be bought in your meat department. Once you have your meat, it's just a matter of mixing in the seasoning and then cooking it all up.
If you can take the time, it is best to mix everything and the let the sausage mixture develop the flavors in the fridge. This sausage can also be made and then frozen which helps save oodles of time when things get busy.
If you are into making your own sausage, you could also try this Apple Breakfast Sausage, or how about Homemade Bacon?
We use this breakfast sausage most often as patties for breakfast (imagine that!) However, this sausage is also great in biscuits and gravy, stuffed mushrooms, hash brown casserole or in holiday stuffing for your turkey.
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Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage
- 1 pound ground pork
- ¾ teaspoon ground sage
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
- Form into 8 patties.
- Cook in a fry pan until sausage is cooked all the way through.
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Danielle @So Munch Love says
Wow, my stomach is growling looking at this. I am a HUGE fan of breakfast sausage. I make a homemade turkey Italian sausage that is loaded with fennel, but I haven't made my own breakfast breakfast sausage. Now I'm feeling inspired. 🙂
30 pounds of sausage! Oh my! I'm glad you were able to scale it back a bit. We have a meat grinder attachment for the Kitchenaid and have made sausage that is more like a hot dog that you put on a bun with mustard. It was totally fun and delicious. Chris loves grinding meat (I think he feels manly) so we will have to try breakfast sausage because I LOVE me some gravy biscuits! Yours looks like it would be perfect!
30 pounds is a lot, but it's great to have it in our freezer!
Annie @ The Garlic Diaries says
This is so cool! I need to get a meat grinder so I can do stuff like this.
In the meanwhile, you can buy pork already ground from your butcher. Grinding your own is fun though!
Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker says
Love homemade breakfast sausage! I've subbed ground turkey for pork & real maple syrup for brown sugar for a healthier version & it was yummy but yours looks amazing!!
Ground turkey and maple syrup sound like a great combination.
Great looking homemade sausage!
Thanks! It was delicious.
Lori from LL Farm says
Thanks for sharing the recipe. We love using sage in ours also.
Sage is what makes it so good!