Learning how to make sausage is an economical and tasty way to enjoy ground pork. This recipe makes five pounds of delicious breakfast sausage which can be stored in the freezer for up to two months. Customize the spices for your own unique twist, and enjoy as links or patties.
- 5 lbs. ground pork
- 2 tbsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. sage
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup water
- Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix until well blended.
- Preheat a skillet to medium heat. Test the seasoning by frying a small piece of meat. If the seasoning isn't strong enough, add more.
- Form into patties and fry until browned. Flip over and cook until golden on the other side. The sausage is done when it's no longer pink in the middle, and the meat reaches 160 degrees. You can also stuff the sausage into casings to make links.
This sausage is great for breakfast or any time. Bake it, grill it, fry it, broil it, or steam it. Adjust seasonings as necessary to customize it to your taste. You can also add other herbs and spices. If you like maple sausage, you can add maple syrup instead of brown sugar and lower the amount of other spices. Store uncooked sausage in the fridge for up to two days. Once cooked, you can store it in the fridge for up to four days. Store uncooked sausage in the freezer for two months, and cooked sausage for three months.