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Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Servings 1 pound of sausage mix (4 - 4oz patties)


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp fennel seed crushed well
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp water


  • To make your own ground pork:
  • Cut the pork into one inch cubes, removing any bone, hard fat or skin.
  • Place on a tray in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Place the pork cubes in a food processor and pulse until finely ground.
  • Re-freeze and re-process any missed chunks.
  • Sausage Patties:
  • Combine all seasonings well and pour over the ground pork.
  • Add the tablespoon of water to the mixture and gently massage the seasonings in.
  • Take a small chunk of the mixture out and fry it to taste for seasoning adjustment.
  • Adjust seasonings if needed.
  • Place the sausage mixture in a large bowl and cover.
  • Refrigerate until ready to cook and serve or prepare for freezing.
  • To freeze, form the sausage into 3 or 4 ounce patties.
  • Place a small square of parchment paper between each patty.
  • Fit into a zip top freezer bag and freeze.
  • To serve immediately, form the sausage into 3 or 4 ounce patties.
  • Brown in a hot skillet until cooked through. (5-6 minutes)
  • Or
  • Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake in a 375 degree F. oven until browned and internal temp is 160 degrees F.


Recipe by: Connie Murray @Happybellyfoodie.com