by Texas Homesteader ~
I always have ground pork in our freezer. But can I turn some of that unseasoned ground pork into breakfast sausage for recipes I often use?
Why yes I can! Check out this simple breakfast sausage seasoning mix.
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Breakfast Sausage Costs
We don’t eat breakfast sausage often but occasionally we have need for it. So on the limited occasion that we needed it we’d buy it at the store.
But I’m always surprised at how expensive that little one-pound package of breakfast sausage costs! Especially since we have an abundance of ground pork already in our freezer.
So I sat out to season our ground pork into homemade breakfast sausage. I settled on what I think is the simplest breakfast sausage seasoning blend.
Easiest Breakfast Sausage Seasoning Blend
I went looking for various seasoning blends online. But many of them called for seasonings I don’t typically use or have on hand.
It kinda defeats the purpose for me to go buy a small bottle of spice that I may never use before it gets old.
So I started experimenting with the standard seasonings I always have in my seasoning arsenal.
I mixed various seasonings into that ground pork and cooked it in my *Solar Oven in preparation for making my breakfast muffins. (cause DANG it’s too hot for inside cooking!)
Then I gave RancherMan a little nibble of my homemade-seasoned and cooked breakfast sausage. Poor thing, he’s always my kitchen guinea pig – LOL.
He was super excited about the flavor and said I nailed it! This seasoning blend works perfectly for us.
Ingredients For Breakfast Sausage Seasoning Mix
The seasonings I chose to make one pound of homemade breakfast sausage were all simple standard ingredients:
½ teaspoon Dried Parsley
½ teaspoon Rubbed Dried Sage
½ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
½ teaspoon Ground Coriander
¼ teaspoon Cumin
Salt & Pepper to taste (I use ½ tsp each)
So if, like us, you’re looking to season regular ground pork into breakfast sausage, feel free to use this easy recipe,
Our Breakfast Sausage Needs
We don’t typically eat fried breakfast sausage patties at breakfast. So we’d rarely use seasoned breakfast sausage ground pork for that purpose.
However there are a couple of different recipes that require breakfast sausage that are heavy-hitters in our household.
So when we’re making one of those dishes we’d just go to the store and buy a single package of the commercial stuff. But it’s just seasoned ground pork! Why is it so expensive?
All-In-One Breakfasts Using Breakfast Sausage
One of the main ways I might need a supply of breakfast sausage is when I’m making this All-In-One Breakfast. It’s one of RancherMan’s favorites and I typically make these little breakfast ‘muffins’ using eggs, sausage (or ham) and cheese.
I typically make 6 large ‘breakfast muffins’ at a time, because that’s what fits in my *Silicone Jumbo-Size Muffin Cups. They’re large enough that just one of those breakfast-muffin bad boys for each of us is enough to fill us up.
RancherMan & I might enjoy them as ‘breakfast for supper’ one night. And then I’ll freeze the others for quick heat-n-eat meals later.
You know I’m a big fan of Cook Once, Eat Twice Cooking. I’m not a fan of cooking, so the less time I can spend cooking and/or cleaning up in the kitchen the better in my opinion.
Quick Healthy Breakfast Option For The Kids
You could make these all-in-one breakfasts in standard-sized muffin cups instead of the jumbo sized ones. That way you’d have them available for a convenient hot breakfast for the kids before they head out the door to school.
And tucking the smaller sized breakfast muffins between fluffy layers of Buttermilk Biscuits would make a delicious breakfast sandwich too. Anything that gets them fed quickly before they head out the door, right??!
Breakfast Sausage When Grilling Burgers
Another breakfast-sausage need at our Homestead is when RancherMan is grilling burgers. He typically mixes half ground beef with half breakfast sausage for his grilled burgers.
They’re juicy & delicious. Plus the breakfast sausage offers a nice depth of flavor to the burgers too.
Flexible Breakfast Sausage Seasoning Recipe
Now feel free to tweak the ratios to your family’s liking. I had a reader suggest that there was too much cumin in this mix for her family’s tastes.
By all means, reduce or increase the quantity of any of these seasonings to most thoroughly satisfy your family’s preferences!
But for our homestead, this homemade sausage seasoning is perfect!
Did you make this breakfast sausage seasoning mix? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!
Homemade Breakfast Sausage Seasoning Blend (Per 1-lb ground pork)
This is the simplest seasoning blend to make your own breakfast sausage from a pound of ground pork. No fancy specialty seasonings here - just a few of the basics. #TexasHomesteader+
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon rubbed dried sage
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- Salt & pepper to taste (I use 1/2 tsp each)
Mix all ingredients into a pound of ground pork. Cover and refrigerate overnight for best results.
I like to mix it up the day before if I know I'll be using it soon. That allows all the seasonings to marry beautifully overnight. The flavors are all blended when it's time to cook the sausage the next day.
But to be honest I've totally mixed this up on the fly right before cooking my sausage. Although I still prefer a little more pre-planning and mixing it up the night before, it's still fine that way.
Links Included In This Post:
- All-In-One Breakfast
- *Silicone Jumbo-Size Muffin Cups
- Cook Once, Eat Twice Cooking.
- Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe
- *Sun Oven Solar Oven
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