How Do You Make Breakfast Sausage?

How Do You Make Breakfast Sausage?

How Do You Make Breakfast Sausage?

To make breakfast sausage, combine diced pork with herbs and spices, and grind the meat using a meat grinder. Sage, thyme, maple syrup and pepper flakes can be used to flavor the sausage.

To make traditional spicy breakfast sausage, dice 2 pounds of pork butt and 1/2 pound of fat back into 1/4-inch pieces. Add 2 teaspoons of kosher salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons of black pepper, 2 teaspoons of fresh chopped sage, 1 teaspoons of fresh thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of fresh rosemary. Also add 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon of dried red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar to the meat. Mix well to combine the ingredients.

Store the mixture in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Grind the chilled meat in a meat grinder set on fine, and form the ground meat into patties. The sausage patties can be frozen or cooked immediately.

For maple-flavored breakfast sausage, add 3/4 teaspoon dried sage, 1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme, 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup, a dash of ground nutmeg, salt and pepper to 1/2 pound of the ground pork. To test the amount of salt and pepper in the mixture, cook a small sausage patty over medium-high heat, and taste the patty after it is thoroughly cooked.