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Homemade Breakfast Sausage



This sausage can be formed into patties or links for a breakfast sandwich, or even cooked as ground sausage to be used in a breakfast casserole.  The brown sugar is optional but I like how sweet plays with spicy.  The hint of sweet also seems to bring out the sage flavor (which gives the sausage the typical breakfast sausage flavor).


1/2 pound ground chicken, turkey or pork

1 tsp ground sage

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

1/8 tsp marjoram

1/8 tsp ground thyme

1/4 tsp salt

Dash of black pepper

Dash of garlic powder

1 tsp brown sugar, optional

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until it is well blended.  Form the meat into four 1/4-inch thick sausage patties.

Lightly coat a pan with oil and heat it over medium heat.  Cook the sausage patties, one at a time, for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until the sausage is golden and cooked all the way through.