Breakfast Sausage

Most people buy Breakfast sausage, but it’s real easy to make.Our first attempt created a sweet tasting sausage that I like.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pound ground pork shoulder (Boston butt)

Directions

  1. Mix sage, thyme, brown sugar, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika in a medium bowl and mix.
  2. Add pork and work spice mixture into meat with your hands until it’s very well blended.
  3. Measure out 1 ounce sized scoops and flatten into about ¼”-thick patties.
  4. Griddle sausage over medium-high heat until browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook 2 minutes more.

NOTE: I think what caused the sweet flavor is that I used 2 tablespoons of brown sugar in stead of 2 teaspoons. I guess I will have to adopt the contractors line… Measure twice!

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