Homemade spicy italian sausage recipe from h

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Five ingredients are all you need lớn make tasty breakfast sausage patties from scratch. Make your own Spicy Breakfast Sausage this weekend!
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Whip up this Spicy Breakfast Sausage for a delicious addition lớn your weekend breakfast. The spice level in this recipe is very flexible and can be adjusted from mild to hot. Five ingredients are all you need to make your own tasty breakfast sausage patties from scratch. Cook this sausage in patties & serve it with eggs và toast, or crumble it và serve in gravy over a buttermilk biscuit.

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Now, if you want lớn get a bunch of southerners engaged in a lively debate, just mention who you think makes the best sausage. It’s a big deal, believe me.


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There are little “mom và pop” placesdotted across the South where sausage is made according to lớn old family recipes handed down through generations. Và each sausage maker has his or her devotees.

Some are really tiny and make their recipe in small batches sold from the meat case in the back of their little country grocery store. Then there are others who are large producers shipping all over the country. Each with their own special recipe and all pretty darned good.

The thing I enjoy about making homemade sausage is that you control the ingredients. Mild, medium, or hot it’s up to lớn you.


💗 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

You control the ingredients và the heatNo preservatives or fillersBudget và family friendly
You’ll find detailed measurements for all ingredients in the printable version of the recipe at the bottom of this post.


🐷 Purchasing Pork for Sausage Making

Now, I’m not an expert sausage maker. I can’t compete with “mom và pop” or with any of those big experts. But I do lượt thích to try my hand occasionally at putting together just the right combination of spices for pan sausage.

Keep in mind that if you’re using ground pork from your local grocery store, it will probably have a much different texture from a commercially produced sausage. That’s because the grocery store ground pork is usually a lot leaner which will produce a more dense patty.

If you want yours to lớn be more moist, juicy, & tender, then tell the butcher what you’re making and ask for fattier ground pork. A good store will grind it for you with a higher fat content. You want between 25 and 40% total fat. The only real way to lớn know the cấp độ of fat that you lượt thích is khổng lồ experiment. I’d advise you to lớn start with about 30% fat & work up or down from there. & do remember that a lot of the fat renders out when cooked.


Simply combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.Blend everything together thoroughly. I find it easier to lớn just take off my rings và get my hands in there to mix it all up. However, you can also bởi vì the mixing in a stand mixer on low speed.Once everything is well combined, it’s a good idea to chạy thử the seasonings. Make a small quarter-sized patty and cook it until it’s done all the way through. Taste and adjust the seasonings accordingly.

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PRO TIP

You can cook the sausage immediately, or shape it into a roll, wrap it in plastic wrap và store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready. I lượt thích to make it up the night before and then cook it the next morning.


Fry in an ungreased skillet over medium to lớn medium-high heat until cooked through. You may need a little bit of oil in the pan if you’ve used leaner ground pork.

🔀 Variations

My recipe is very mild and simply flavored but you can adjust the seasonings to lớn suit your own tastes. Starting with the basic recipe, make a quarter-sized patty, fry it in a skillet & have a taste. From there adjust the seasonings a little at a time until you find the combination you lượt thích best.Additional seasonings you might want khổng lồ include: garlic powder (start with 1/4 teaspoon), ground rosemary (start with 1/2 teaspoon), dried thyme (start with 50% teaspoon), and/or brown sugar (start with 2 teaspoons).

🕒 How to lớn Make Ahead

Making breakfast sausage ahead is really simple! set all the ingredients and shape into either one long roll or size it into 8 patties. Wrap well in plastic wrap & store in the refrigerator for up to four days before cooking. When ready khổng lồ cook, simply remove it from the refrigerator và place it directly in the pan.

🍚 Storage Information

To store freshly made sausage, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap và keep it in the refrigerator for up khổng lồ four days. Lớn store cooked sausage, allow it lớn cool completely và then store it in a container or ziptop bag in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Can I substitute ground turkey for ground pork in the sausage mix?

You can easily substitute ground turkey, or ground chicken, for the pork in this sausage mixture. One word of caution, ground turkey is quite a bit leaner than pork so be aware that cooked turkey sausage may be quite a bit drier than pork sausage. You will also need to địa chỉ oil or butter lớn the pan when cooking it.


Can I freeze the raw breakfast sausage?

Yes. You can freeze the entire pound of finished sausage or make individual patties to lớn freeze. Freeze for up to six months in a freezer unique ziptop bag or other sealable, airtight container. Try to lớn remove as much air as possible from the bag or container before freezing. Thaw the sausage overnight in the refrigerator.


Can I freeze cooked sausage?

Absolutely! Allow the cooked sausage to cool, then place in a freezer bag or container. Reheat from frozen either in the microwave or on the stovetop.


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Five ingredients are all you need lớn make tasty breakfast sausage patties from scratch. Make your own Spicy Breakfast Sausage this weekend!