Homemade Breakfast Sausage is freezer friendly, extremely simple to make and extra tasty with a homemade spice blend. Make a double batch and freeze for easy breakfast recipes throughout the month.
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Breakfast Sausage Seasoning
Let’s be honest, many home cooks cringe when they see a spice list longer than 3 or 4 spices. I can completely understand. For many it is a fear of whether they will use those spices again in other recipes.
However, as frustrating as it may be, doing your own spice blends can save loads of money in the big picture and can create the most amazing tasting recipes. Additionally, it is a great way to utilize the health benefits of many spices.
Spices Used For Homemade Breakfast Sausage
Here are the spices needed to make this recipe and other recipes they can be used for. Check out my Amazon Store Front for many of the organic spices I use. You will find options in smaller packages and herbs and spices in bulk at some great price points.
Sage– Best Turkey Brine
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How To Make Breakfast Sausage
The beauty of making homemade sausages is that they are extremely easy. Additionally, the quality of homemade outperforms store bought every time. Follows these easy steps for delicious Homemade Breakfast Sausage.
- Place ground pork into a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Add spices to the pork.
- Mix using two forks, a gloved hand or a clean hand, making sure to not over mix.
- Cover and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. Letting the sausage sit over night before forming the patties ensures the spice mixture permeates the meat fully.
- Using a slightly heaping 1/4 cup, scoop the meat and then flatten and form into 1/4 inch patties between two layers of plastic wrap.
Cooking Breakfast Sausage
Because ground pork has a higher fat percentage, no oil is necessary in cooking the patties. Preheat a cast iron frying pan or large stainless steel pan over medium/high heat. Add patties to the pan, leaving a small space around each patty. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Once cooked, the patties should be firm to the touch and/or have an internal temperature of 160℉.
Freeze Sausages For Later Use
Once the sausage patties are formed, cut parchment into 4 inch squares and layer the uncooked sausages between the parchment pieces. Stack sausages in layers in a freezer bag, removing excess air from bag and freeze. Sausages will stay fresh in the freezer for 4-6 weeks. When ready to cook, remove from freezer and cook over medium heat until browned and cooked through, making sure to turn often will cooking.
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
- 1 lb ground pork *preferably ground from pork shoulder
- 1 tbsp fennel seeds *see Note 1 below
- 1/2 tsp ground rosemary *see Note 1 below
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp marjoram
- 1/4 tsp sage
- 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- pinch nutmeg *about 1/16 of a tsp
- Add ground pork along with all the spices to a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Using 2 forks or clean hands, mix until just combined.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap in the refrigerate over night.
- Using a slightly heaping 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop the meat and then flatten and form into 1/4 inch patties between two layers of plastic wrap.
- Heat a cast iron frying pan over medium/high heat. Add sausages to pan leaving a little room inbetween each sausage. Cook for 3-4 mins per side. The sausages will feel firm to the touch when done.