What Is a Good Homemade Pork Sausage Recipe?


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One recipe for pork sausage involves making it into a breakfast sausage, and can be made using pork butt as well as fat back combined with herbs and sugar. The recipe requires access to a meat grinder in order to easily form the sausage into patties for cooking.

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What Is a Good Homemade Pork Sausage Recipe?
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Breakfast Sausage

This breakfast sausage requires intermediate cooking skills, and produces 2 pounds or 16, 2-inch patties of meat. It can also be turned into Italian sausage with proper seasoning.

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: 15 min.

Ready In: 1 hour 45 min.


  • 2 lbs., pork butt, or 2 1/2 lbs. if the bone is in, diced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 lb., fat back, diced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  1. Mix together all ingredients
  2. Combine the diced pork with all other ingredients in the recipe and allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  3. Make the sausage patties
  4. Grind up the pork mixture in the grinder, then shape the ground mixture into 1-inch rounds. The patties can reside in the refrigerator for a week, or the freezer for 3 months. If serving the patties right away, saute them in a pan for 10 to 15 minutes.

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