Fresh Breakfast Sausage

Recipe Submitted by Michelle ..|.. Category: Pork

Since cutting back on processed meats, with all those chemical preservatives, I started really missing sausage for breakfast. So I began hunting down a good recipe. This is an adaptation of one I found somewhere.


  • 1# ground pork (probably will work with beef and turkey as well)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp ground red pepper (if you like a bit of a bite to your sausage)
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


Sprinkle all seasonings over the meat, and using a fork, cut and mix into the meat thoroughly.
At this point, you can either let rest over night, before making patties, or you can shape into patties (or cook in crumbles for gravy) and cook immediately. I cooked mine immediately, and was very pleased with the flavor!
This mix would also work well in a meatloaf.
Cost of one pound of very well seasoned sausage, with absolutely no additives and not as much grease as the store bought variety, was a whopping 79 cents!

Recipe from, Site Maintained by Donna Young, of