My Mom raises pigs and recently we were fortunate enough to get a half of a hog from her. When we asked the butcher about their seasonings, we found out that they use MSG in their sausage seasoning. So, instead of getting their pre-made ground sausage, we decided to just get plain ground pork and experiment with some seasonings of our own to come up with a breakfast sausage recipe that we liked. To start we tried some recipes from a couple of our go-to paleo cookbooks – Make it Paleo II and Primal Cravings. These were both pretty good but not quite the “classic” breakfast sausage we were looking for.
We continued to experiment with a few batches and different seasonings to get the flavor we wanted. After some fine tuning, we came up with this recipe that we think you’ll really enjoy. It has a classic breakfast sausage flavor with simple, easy ingredients that you can pronounce. In our opinion, this homemade country breakfast sausage is better than the store version.
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- 1 lb pasture raised ground pork
- 1.5 tsp ground sage
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika (optional)
Place the ground pork in a medium sized bowl.
Mix the seasonings together in a separate bowl.
Pour the seasonings in with the pork and mix it together well with your hands. Make sure the seasonings are evenly incorporated throughout the pork.
Shape the sausage into 4-6 patties.
Heat a pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add in the sausage to cook.
Cook about 5 minutes per side, until the sausage is cooked through the center.
Serve and enjoy.