Homemade Breakfast Sausage

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Homemade breakfast sausage so easy to make and you can choose your own seasonings and flavors. It’s also AWESOME for meal prep.


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground meat (pork, beef, lamb, chicken, turkey)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dry spices (thyme, sage, parsley, etc.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (or brown sugar)
  • oil, for frying (avocado oil is my favorite)


  1. You can use just about any ground meat that you like. I prefer using pork, but you can use beef, chicken, turkey, etc. If you want to use turkey or chicken, don’t use all breast meat, because the sausage will be too tough and dry. For the pork, I like to use pork shoulder and for beef, chuck.
  2. Add the salt, pepper, garlic, spices and maple syrup to the ground meat and mix to combine. Shape the meat into 2 1/2 – 3 inch patties.
  3. Heat up some oil in a skillet, add the sausage patties and brown them on both sides on medium heat, about 5 minutes per side.
  4. If you want to cook the sausages in the oven, preheat the oven to 400-450 degrees Fahrenheit, spritz the sausages on both sides with oil and place them on a baking sheet. Bake until golden.
  5. Serve the sausage hot, right away, or store in the refrigerator for about a week. 


Sausage can cooked right away, or the formed patties can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours. The flavors will get deeper if the sausages are chilled for those hours.

You can also freeze the patties. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet, plate or cutting board and freeze them until they are solid, at least a few hours, then place them in a airtight container or a freezer bag. You can also freeze cooked sausage patties too, for up to 3 months. 

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