Seeking a good homemade breakfast sausage recipe

Seeking a good homemade breakfast sausage recipe

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat May 06, 2017 9:38 am

Has anyone here ever made their own breakfast sausage patties? Would the following be a good starter recipe to mix into 1 lb. of ground pork shoulder? Any tried and proven favorite recipes, or comments regarding this recipe, would be welcome.

1 TSP GROUND SAGE
1 TSP SALT
1⁄2 TSP BLACK PEPPER
1⁄2 TSP WHITE OR BROWN SUGAR
1/8 TSP NUTMEG
1⁄4 TSP ROSEMARY
1⁄4 TSP THYME
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Re: Seeking a good homemade breakfast sausage recipe

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat May 06, 2017 1:04 pm

Never tried making my own, but I would certainly try your first batch. :D

There are quite a few recipes on the web.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/16359/brea ... rdslot%202

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/233007/map ... dslot%2018
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Re: Seeking a good homemade breakfast sausage recipe

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat May 06, 2017 1:09 pm

It seems so easy and inexpensive that I must give it a try. Gotta start somewhere. Then from there you will know which ingredients to increase, decrease, remove, etc...

A lot of recipes feature fennel seeds and crushed red peppers, but I would rather not add those two right at the start. Seems more Italian or Cajun than traditional.
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Re: Seeking a good homemade breakfast sausage recipe

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat May 06, 2017 1:11 pm

I chopped up "Rosemary"...still looking for a "Sage" ...

Breakfast sausage is a mystery meat I always thought.
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Re: Seeking a good homemade breakfast sausage recipe

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat May 06, 2017 1:15 pm

davidmcbeth3 wrote:Breakfast sausage is a mystery meat I always thought.


Typical store bought has MSG, nitrates, nitrites, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, antioxidants like Propyl Gallate, etc... I'm trying to steer clear of those. They likely would not have been present in breakfast sausage from a few generations ago. No need for them if you are going to make and prepare the same day or the next, or make and immediately deep freeze. A dash of "pink salt" might make the recipe last a week in the fridge though, and along with it, add in the signature chemical induced flavor that some can't be without in either bacon or sausage in this modern day and age.

The secret is to start with high fat content ground pork, and that is why the shoulder (oddly enough, called a "pork butt") is preferred. About 40% fat... The leaner ground pork you typically find is destined to make for a dry sausage patty.
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Re: Seeking a good homemade breakfast sausage recipe

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat May 06, 2017 3:36 pm

I just had a thought. It may be possible to use a pound of leaner ground pork (as in regular store bought), a dollop of good quality pork lard, and the spices, to increase the fat content of the sausage.
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Re: Seeking a good homemade breakfast sausage recipe

PostBy: top top On: Sat May 13, 2017 3:43 pm

davidmcbeth3 wrote:..................................... No need for them if you are going to make and prepare the same day or the next, or make and immediately deep freeze............................. .


I have not had a hog butchered for a few years, but when I did the flavor seemed to deteriorate pretty quickly in the freezer. Especially sausage, like sweet or hot Italian or sage, it went south pretty quickly after about 6 weeks. And I kept my freezer at -15 F, and vacuum packed everything. Now I'm the only one that really noticed, my wife and kids or anyone else liked it, so maybe it's just me. But if I butcher any hogs again I plan to just vacuum pack and freeze the ground pork then season it when I use it.
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Re: Seeking a good homemade breakfast sausage recipe

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat May 13, 2017 4:59 pm

top top wrote:I have not had a hog butchered for a few years, but when I did the flavor seemed to deteriorate pretty quickly in the freezer. Especially sausage, like sweet or hot Italian or sage, it went south pretty quickly after about 6 weeks. And I kept my freezer at -15 F, and vacuum packed everything. Now I'm the only one that really noticed, my wife and kids or anyone else liked it, so maybe it's just me. But if I butcher any hogs again I plan to just vacuum pack and freeze the ground pork then season it when I use it.


Any comments on my proposed seasoning mix and its ratio?
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Re: Seeking a good homemade breakfast sausage recipe

PostBy: top top On: Sat May 13, 2017 6:07 pm

lsayre wrote:Any comments on my proposed seasoning mix and its ratio?



It sounds tasty.
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Re: Seeking a good homemade breakfast sausage recipe

PostBy: mntbugy On: Sat May 13, 2017 8:04 pm

Found an old recipe 1930ish while looking for something different in meatloaf.
For sausage says 40% Fat
30% Pork
20% Beef
10% Spices salt,pepper,sage. dash of salt peter
cat gut(hog intestine) hank
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Re: Seeking a good homemade breakfast sausage recipe

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat May 13, 2017 8:58 pm

Thanks! 'Salt Peter' is what I referred to as 'pink salt'.
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