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Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage Recipe


Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
This homemade pork sausage mixture makes wonderful breakfast sausage patties. Leave the cayenne and red pepper flakes out or use a little less if you want a less spicy sausage. Remember to cook ground pork to a minimum of 160° on a food thermometer. This recipe is easily doubled, and the patties freeze well.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Makes 8 Patties


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional


  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix with your hands until well blended.
  • Shape into 8 2-ounce patties. Pan fry the patties, turning to brown both sides, for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature is at least 160° on a food thermometer.
  • Makes 8 sausage patties. The recipe is easily doubled, and the sausages freeze well.

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