This Country Breakfast Sausage Recipe is a great recipe to start the day! Made with ground pork, fresh herbs, and spices and better than any store-bought version.
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Making your own breakfast sausage is really easy and delicious with some of my Southern Hoe Cakes. Once you take your first bite of this country sausage recipe, you're going to love having this easy recipe. The whole family will be up and ready for breakfast every time this is on the menu!
Now that you know how simple it is to make the "good stuff: " right at home, here are some other easy recipes that you can use sausage in Sausage Crescent Roll Casserole, Cornbread Sausage Dressing,
Why this recipe works
This ground pork recipe is so versatile! You can use it to make a sweet sausage or spice it up for a little kick like my Sausage Gravy Recipe. When you have the ability to make your own meat mixture, you'll love being able to control that perfect classic breakfast sausage taste!
- Ground Pork: I don't recommend using lean ground pork you need a little more fat to prevent dryness.
- Garlic cloves: You can use garlic powder here but minced cloves are so good!
- Brown sugar: Either light or dark will work.
- Nutmeg: I use fresh grated but ground is fine.
- Red pepper flakes: Optional but adds a nice kick!
How to make this recipe
Step 1: In a small bowl add all the seasoning and mix until combined.
Step 2: In a large bowl add the ground pork, spice mixture, and mix well with your hands until combined.
Step 3: Divide the pork into 15 balls then shape it into a sausage patty. Gently press your thumb into the center to form a little dent. This will give you a nice even patty once it's cooked.
Step 4: Heat a large skillet on medium heat place a few patties in the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes then flip and cook another 4-5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- Make super spicy sausage by adding some extra red pepper flakes to the mix!
- If you have a meat grinder attachment, you can literally grind your own sausage, using a pork shoulder.
- Change up the sausage seasoning spice combinations each time you make it. Super simple and a fun way to make different kinds of recipes fast.
- You can easily make a bunch of ground pork sausage and freeze it for later!
My Blueberry Waffles and IHOP Pancakes are great choices. You can also just drizzle a bit of maple syrup on top to make a sweet and salty recipe, too.
Fresh herbs are great for adding a ton of flavor but dried herbs work, too! One teaspoon of dried herbs is equal to one tablespoon of fresh.
To reheat this delicious homemade country sausage, you can warm it up low and slow on the stovetop or pop it into the microwave for a few seconds of time.
I love that you can freeze this recipe for later! You can freeze it before you cook it, or after you cook it as well! Wrap each patty in a piece of plastic wrap and place them in a ziplock freezer bag. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and cook or reheat as directed.
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Country Breakfast Sausage
This classic country breakfast sausage is made with ground pork, fresh herbs, and spices and is better than any store-bought version.
- 2 tablespoons fresh sage
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
- 2 pounds ground pork
1. In a small bowl add all the seasoning and mix until combined.
2. In a large bowl add the ground pork, and spice mixture and mix well with your hands until combined.
3. Divide the pork into 15 balls then shape it into patties. Gently press your thumb into the center to form a little dent. This will give you a nice even patty once it's cooked.
4. Heat a large skillet on medium heat place a few patties in the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes then flip and cook another 4-5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
5. Serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving Calories 186Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 57mgSodium 327mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 16g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on butteryourbiscuit.com should only be used as a general guideline.
Yes I'm sure that would work fine.
I purchased half a hog and do not like the pork chops or pork steaks. Can I use these to grind up and make sausage?
This looks delicious! Saved for my next Sunday brunch. 💜