Homemade Breakfast Sausage


▢ 1 pound ground pork

Seasoning Mixture

▢ 1 teaspoon salt
▢ ½ teaspoon black pepper
▢ ½ teaspoon fennel seeds crushed
▢ ½ teaspoon dried ground sage
▢ ½ teaspoon garlic powder
▢ ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
▢ ⅛ teaspoon thyme leaves
▢ ⅛ teaspoon rosemary crushed
▢ ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika
▢ ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional


Combine pork and all seasonings in a medium bowl. Mix very well.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
Divide meat into 6 patties, ½” thick.

To Cook

Heat a skillet over medium heat.
Add patties (and a pat of butter if you’d like) and cook 4 minutes per side or until lightly browned.

Recipe Notes
For a sweeter sausage, add 1 to 2 teaspoons brown sugar.
For a spicy sausage, add 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or extra chili flakes.
To crush spices place them in a small sandwich bag and crush them with a rolling pin or meat mallet.
Ground turkey can be substituted for some or all of the ground pork.


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