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Breakfast Sausage Recipe
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Breakfast Sausage
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Breakfast Sausage

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"Makes a delicious, homemade breakfast sausage using ground pork and an assortment of spices."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a small, bowl, combine the sage, salt, ground black pepper, marjoram, brown sugar, crushed red pepper and cloves. Mix well.
  2. Place the pork in a large bowl and add the mixed spices to it. Mix well with your hands and form into patties.
  3. Saute the patties in a large skillet over medium high heat for 5 minutes per side, or until internal pork temperature reaches 160 degrees F (73 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 07, 2007

Like other reviewers, I was in search of a recipe to make breakfast sausage since I cannot have many of the additives (mostly MSG) in commercially-prepared sausage. We moved and I could no longer find sausage without additives. Even if you *can* eat commercial sausage, DON'T - make this and you'll never make anything else!!! I used 1/2 ground pork and 1/2 fresh ground turkey (better texture than frozen). This cuts the fat content, and it's still so great! I made the recipe as stated, but next time I'll cut down on the sage and increase the red pepper to our own liking. My family doesn't want to eat anything else now! The first Sunday I cooked the sausage for breakfast, my husband said he just kept thinking about how good it was all during church service! If you haven't tried Lee Fogle's Italian Sausage recipe - YOU MUST! It's also fantastic! THANK YOU!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 01, 2010

I'm giving this recipe 3 stars as is. I made this today, and enjoyed it, prepared as is. My family & I thought it was a bit bland. I think I would basically double all spices besides salt & pepper. I am going to try that next time, hopefully it will have more flavor. This is a good basic breakfast sausage recipe, and can be adjusted to your own likings. I did let the pork & spices blend in the fridge for about 18 hours, and would highly recommend doing that if you have time.

Jun 13, 2003

Have been fumbling around for the best sausage recipe. Wow! Just made this recipe and tried some left over scraps. Substituted 1 1/2 tsp fennel seed for the clove (which I did not have). Rolled the sausage out to about 3/8" between two layers of waxed paper and plastic wrap (to protect my wooden roller). Cut out rounds with a three inch biscuit cutter. Reroll and cut out until only a few scraps are left. It made 18 rounds with some scraps for tasting. Oh Yum!

Apr 17, 2003

This recipe was soo easy and tasted pretty good! I didn't have marjoram or cloves and all I had was some ground sage and the Italian Spices (which contained a bit of rosemary, marjoram, sage etc) So I improved with 1 1/2 tsp of ground sage and 1 tsp of the Italian Spices. I thought it was a bit too sweet (even though I like sweet sausages). Although I think that the sausage tastes better after a few days in the freezer then cooked. I definitely recommend this recipe but I'd give it a 2-3 days in the freezer to set (just make sure to make it into patties before you freeze it, makes a better of a time than defrosing a hunk of meat.) But overall Great recipe Lee! Thank you very much for sharing it ^_^

Jan 01, 2008

Very tasty recipe. I substituted ground pork for 1 pound of ground turkey breast and 1 pound of ground turkey thigh for a lower fat version of breakfast sausage. I also doubled the sage. When making patties wet, hands with water to prevent it from sticking to your hands. This recipe yielded 20 patties for me.

Mar 29, 2006

This recipe can't be beat. It's so tasty and easy to make that I'll probably never buy store-bought sausage again--especially since you don't know what 'by-products' are in there. This recipe is the real thing! You won't be disappointed.

Dec 20, 2002

We ran out of breakfast sausage and wated to make biscuits and gravy. I found this recipe and it made a wonderful sausage, and in turn, a great gravy!

Nov 17, 2007

This is the perfect blend of spices for breakfast sausage! I just made my first batch and it is the best I ever had! I ground my own pork, turkey and even threw in some beef scraps. If you use turkey or chicken be sure your pork is fatty. If you don't have enough fat in sausage it is dry & tastless.


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  • Calories
  • 409 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 32.2 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 25.6 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 861 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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