This Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage recipe can be stored in the refrigerator all week long for fast breakfasts that are protein packed and will leave you feeling good. This sausage is made with ground pork and with spices you most likely already have in your pantry. There is no need to keep buying the remade frozen sausage patties that are highly processed.
As far back as I can remember, I have never enjoyed eating a heavily sweet breakfast. To this day, if I eat oatmeal or pancakes, I have instant brain fog and I'm hungry an hour later. That type of food does not stick with me and doesn't give me the fuel I need. I remember when my sisters would eat Cherrio's and cinnamon-butter toast while my parents would heat me up frozen broccoli with butter. Yes, you read that right, frozen broccoli with butter was my go-to breakfast. My breakfast palate has come a long way since then, but I still prefer savory over sweet in the morning. A couple of my pork breakfast sausages with a ton of veggies is my ideal breakfast. It fills me up, doesn't make me feel heavy, and carries me until lunch.
I enjoy cooking these breakfast sausage patties on a Sunday morning and storing them in an air tight container for my breakfasts throughout the week. When I want a few, I heat up a pan with ghee, throw in some chopped root vegetables and leafy greens. Voila! Breakfast is ready in no time!
A couple notes about Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage recipe:
One nice thing about this Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage recipe is how adaptable it is. If maple syrup isn't your thing, leave it out. If you are not a big pork fan, try the recipe with ground turkey. This recipe can easily be altered to fit your taste.
Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp marjoram
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 3 tbsp ghee or olive oil
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly
- In a pan over medium heat, add ghee or olive oil. I prefer using a cast iron skillet. Cast irons brown meat very well
- Scoop ¼ cup of the sausage mixture and roll into a ball. Place in the hot pan and smash down forming a patty. Continue forming patties until all of the mixture is gone. You may need to cook two batches depending on how big your pan is
- Brown the patties and then flip to brown on the other side. Each side will take about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve with some root vegetable and leafy greens. Enjoy!