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Breakfast Sausage

"Makes a delicious, homemade breakfast sausage using ground pork and an assortment of spices."
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25 m servings 409 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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  1. 637 Ratings

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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 long...

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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 & p...

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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 long...

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). Rol...

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 et...

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. Whe...

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 ...

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!

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 us...

This is a great basic recipe. I usually mix 1/2 lean ground turkey and 1/2 ground pork. This helps to cut some calories while still giving the flavor we want. I've made several varieties of this...

I loved this recipe although if you use lean ground pork then be careful not to burn the patties! Even my husband liked it and he's harder to please!