Are you tired of the same old store-bought breakfast sausages that lack that special touch? Look no further!
My Homemade Breakfast Sausage recipe is here to revolutionize your morning routine with its tantalizing flavors and simple preparation. Say goodbye to generic sausages and embrace a delightful breakfast experience that you can tailor to your taste preferences. In this blog post, I will walk you through the steps of crafting your own succulent breakfast sausages and provide some insights into why this recipe is a game-changer for your mornings.
Eating meat again after a decade of being vegetarian, I have fallen in love with breakfast sausage. I have a chest freezer stocked with it because I love to eat it throughout the winter. It is a perfect addition to any hash or chili and is incredibly versatile.
Why Make Your Own Breakfast Sausage?
Sure, it's easy to grab a package of pre-made sausages from the store, but nothing beats the satisfaction of creating something from scratch. Homemade breakfast sausages allow you to control the quality of ingredients, adjust the seasoning to your liking, and infuse your breakfast with a burst of homemade goodness. Plus, you'll know exactly what's going into your sausages, avoiding any hidden additives or preservatives commonly found in commercial products.
Truly, when you look at the ingredients on the store-bought sausages, it can be kind of scary. There is so much extra filler junk in processed sausage that you do not need. Skip the preservatives and make your breakfast sausage from scratch every time. Better yet—store some up for later!
The Perfect Blend of Flavors
This recipe combines ground pork (or your choice of ground turkey or chicken) with an exquisite blend of dried sage, thyme, rosemary, and fennel seeds. These herbs infuse the sausages with a delightful aroma and a harmonious medley of flavors that will awaken your taste buds. A touch of black pepper and red pepper flakes add just the right amount of heat, while a hint of maple syrup (optional) lends a touch of sweetness to balance the savory profile.
I absolutely love sweet with my pork, so I always opt for maple syrup in my sausage. I grew up having syrup on my eggs and breakfast sausage, so it only makes sense I add some into it now! I understand not everyone likes sweet, so you can definitely leave out the maple syrup. Sometimes I will if I’m going for a more savory and hearty flavor of sausage if I’m going to be using it in chilis.
Crafting Your Sausage Masterpiece
Creating your own breakfast sausages is simpler than you might think. Just follow these steps:
Mix the Ingredients: Combine your choice of ground meat with the herbs, spices, and optional maple syrup in a bowl. Mix gently until the spices are evenly distributed throughout the meat.
Shape the Patties: Divide the mixture into portions and shape them into patties of your desired thickness.
Cook to Perfection: Heat a skillet with olive oil and cook the patties until they're browned and fully cooked. Remember, the key is to achieve an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) for pork sausages and 165°F (74°C) for poultry-based sausages.
Not only are these Homemade Breakfast Sausages bursting with flavor, but they also offer a nutritional boost to kick-start your day. Each serving of approximately 2 sausages contains around 200 calories, 15g of fat, 60mg of cholesterol, and 14g of protein. These sausages are a fantastic source of protein and energy, helping you power through your morning activities.
What’s perfect is you can craft breakfast sandwiches or burritos with this sausage and freeze them for later!
Customize and Enjoy
One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. Feel free to customize the seasoning to match your taste preferences. Whether you like it mild or spicy, these sausages can be tailored to suit your unique palate. Serve them alongside scrambled eggs, toast, or as the star of a breakfast sandwich for a complete morning delight.
So, why settle for ordinary when you can savor the extraordinary? Embrace the joy of crafting your own Homemade Breakfast Sausages and elevate your mornings to a whole new level of deliciousness. Try out this recipe, and you'll never look at breakfast sausages the same way again. Say hello to a breakfast experience that's truly your own!
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
- 1 pound ground pork (you can also use ground turkey or chicken)
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
- 1/2 tsp dried fennel seeds
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- 1 tbsp butter
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground pork, dried sage, dried thyme, dried rosemary, fennel seeds, black pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes. If using, add the maple syrup for a touch of sweetness.
- Gently mix the ingredients with your hands until the spices are evenly distributed throughout the ground pork. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in tough sausages.
- Divide the sausage mixture into equal portions and shape them into small patties. You can make them as thin or as thick as you prefer.
- Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the sausage patties to the skillet. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are fully cooked and browned.
- Ensure the sausages reach an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) for pork and 165°F (74°C) for poultry-based sausages.
- Once cooked, remove the sausages from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.