Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe

Homemade breakfast sausage recipe

Breakfast sausage is a favorite food of the men (including the little ones) in our home. I love it too, but don’t love that many store-bought breakfast sausages have nitrates or nitrites and other preservatives and flavors added.

When a local farmer started selling pastured pork, I decided to figure out a recipe for homemade breakfast sausage. This recipe can actually be made with beef for those who don’t like pork, though the taste will be a little different.

I originally made this recipe with diced pieces of pastured Boston butt, mainly because I had an awesome (and somewhat scary looking) old fashioned metal meat grinder that a relative gave us. I soon realized, after spending much cleaning time on said scary meat grinder, that this made the process more time consuming. I now just buy ground (pastured) pork for this recipe. However, if you also have a scary meat grinder and the patience to clean it, I highly recommend that option as well.

I pre-make this in two-pound (or larger) batches and refrigerate or freeze for quick breakfasts. The patties turned out pretty light in the picture but are typically darker and have more visible spices.

Homemade breakfast sausage recipe

11 votes

Print

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 16

Homemade breakfast sausage with spices, herbs, and salt.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. If grinding yourself, grind meat with the finest blade of the grinder.
  2. Combine ground pork with all other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Form into 16 one-inch patties.
  4. Store in the refriferator or freezer until ready to use.
  5. To cook, heat in skillet over medium heat for 5-7 minutes per side until cooked through.

Notes

To freeze individual patties:

  1. Form patties
  2. Lay on wax-paper lined baking sheet
  3. Freeze until firm
  4. Store in a sealed container in the freezer until ready to use

Courses Breakfast

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 patties

Amount Per Serving

Calories 237

% Daily Value

Total Fat 16.4 g

25%

Saturated Fat 6.1 g

31%

Cholesterol 74 mg

25%

Sodium 233 mg

10%

Total Carbohydrates 1 g

0%

Dietary Fiber 0.5 g

2%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 20.3 g

41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Like this recipe? Check out my new cookbook, or get all my recipes (over 500!) in a personalized weekly meal planner here!

Ever made sausage? Ever used a scary meat grinder? Share below!

You May Also Enjoy These Posts...

Reader Interactions

It Shouldn’t Be This Hard to Be Healthy…

Become a Wellness Mama VIP member for free and get access to my handbooks & quick start guides to help you detox your home, become a master of home remedies, make beauty products from scratch, and conquer mealtime madness!

Yes! Let me in!

Reader Comments

Join the Conversation...

Please read the comment policy before replying to this post.