Traditionally inspired recipe for homemade breakfast sausage using ground turkey or marinated ground pork, spices and no sugar!
My husband came up with the idea to make our own sausage when our favorite sugar-free sausage from a local farm was back-ordered.
With everything commercially available at the store including organic brands containing sugar or MSG, he created his own with some excellent quality pastured ground pork and five different spices.
I am happy to report that this breakfast sausage recipe turned out fantastic! In fact, the majority vote in the house is that Dad’s homemade sausage is the yummiest they’ve tasted yet!
If you don’t have locally made sausage available and have given up on store brands due to the low quality ingredients, give this version a try!
No worries if you don’t eat pork. Simply use ground turkey instead.
These patties are great to make ahead the night before for a quick warm-up in the toaster oven the next morning for a quick and hearty breakfast. They freeze well too.
Be sure to try this pastured meatballs recipe too if making your own pork dishes appeals.
Breakfast Sausage Recipe
Easy, delicious no-sugar breakfast sausage recipe flavored with herbs you probably already have in your spice drawer.
- 1 pound pastured pork or ground turkey
- 1 large egg preferably pastured, lightly beaten
- 2 Tbl butter softened
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin preferably organic
- 1/4 tsp ground oregano preferably organic
- 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper preferably organic
- 1/2 tsp dried basil preferably organic
- 1/2 tsp thyme preferably organic
- 2 tsp sea salt
If using pork, marinate the meat in 1 cup of lemon juice for 1 hour in the refrigerator before preparation. This is in keeping with traditional practice for the healthiest meat. Rinse the pork with filtered water and pat dry with a clean dishtowel after marinating. Skip this step if using ground turkey.
Mix all ingredients together and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour or so. This allows the flavors to blend.
Form the chilled meat into small patties and cook on the stovetop in a frypan until cooked through.
Time saving tip: Make a bunch of homemade breakfast sausage patties ahead of time to freeze for quick breakfasts on the go! Separate patties in the storage container using parchment paper.
Refrigerate any leftovers. They will be good to reheat and enjoy for several days.