Sunday, April 12, 2015

Home Made Breakfast Sausage......

I have always wanted to try making my own breakfast sausage. The idea of using meat raised humanely and without hormones and antibiotics while being feed a vegetarian diet really appeals to me. Although the recipe called for two pounds of ground pork I used one pound of ground turkey breast and one pound of ground pork. Why not try to lighten the fat content a little.  The sausages were delicious.  Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com
2 tsp. ground sage
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. marjoram
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 pinch ground cloves
1 lb. ground pork
1 lb. ground turkey breast

In a small, bowl, combine the sage, salt, ground black pepper, marjoram, brown sugar, crushed red pepper and cloves. Mix well.
Place the pork and turkey in a large bowl and add the mixed spices to it. Mix well with your hands and form into a long roll on top of plastic wrap.
Grabbing the bottom portion of the plastic wrap, pull it up over the meat and begin forming the wrap around the meat, rolling and forming a log shape.

 Next I did the same thing with the plastic roll on top of parchment paper.  I placed the roll in the freezer for an hour which made the sausages easier to slice with a serrated knife.

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).

Can you see the smoke wafting up from the sizzling skillet?  The misshapen patty is from the end of the roll.  Not perfect looking but still delicious.  That one was for the cook!

Here are the patties sliced and ready to go in the freezer.  Easy, delicious and healthy!


  1. i love making my own sausage. it's really the best isn't it?

  2. They look great! I love that the recipe calls for mostly pantry items too-enjoy:@)

  3. how wonderfully satisfying to make your own sausage patties... I love the combo of turkey and pork, that sounds very good!

  4. Looks and sounds like a great recipe!
    I made my own sausage once, and it has grated apple in it. It was good, but it didn't have that 'traditional' flavor that I was looking for. I need to give your recipe a try :)


  5. We make our own sausage. Yours sounds really good and I like that you use turkey also. I will be giving it a try. I am always on the look out for great recipes.

  6. I have always wanted to make my own sausage. Yours looks yummy. I think I need to save this so I can make them one morning.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Thank you for this recipe! I have been looking for a good seasoning mix to make my own sausage. This is perfect.. I have ground turkey and ground pork. Cannot wait to try! -Tammy

  8. I love sausage and egg for breakfast, and use butter to cook them. It is so delicious. But I know, if having it every day, cholesterol is the concern. With this recipe, maybe at least, I can have it few times a week. :)


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