Sunday, April 21, 2013

Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausages

This is one of those little, simple, food ideas that I just get so excited about sometimes!  I have never been a fan of pork sausages…. you know those little ones, about 3 or 4 inches long and about 3/4 inch wide?  I am not sure if it is because I don’t care for the spices in them or if they are just too greasy… even when very well done – even crunchy.

But The Captain does love pork sausages and I feel a little bad sometimes not buying them for him so last night I decided that I would try making my own for breakfast today. 

I took a package of ground pork from the freezer and left it in the fridge overnight to thaw and when I weighed it was 545 grams -  19.2  ounces so I decided I would make 5 round patties from it…. each one weighing 109 g or about 3.8 ounces.
I gave some thought to my choice of seasonings… selecting a few things that I knew from experience would enhance the pork… I opted for paprika, sage, salt, black pepper, and garlic, of course!

I simply put all the ingredients together in a bowl, and mixed them well with my hands and formed my patties… cooked them in a non-stick pan with no added oils and they were ready in about 15 minutes.

They smelled so good while cooking… garlic don’t ya know!  and they were delicious.

No artificial colorings or preservatives; no grains or other binders.  Just ground meat, garlic and spices.
Now I know the nutritional information is going to make my Weight Watchers buddies gasp a bit…. but if you like you could eat just half of one, or even make them smaller to begin with. 

I really just want to share the idea, and the ingredients and method with you. You can easily adjust the seasonings and servings to the amount of meat you have. Maybe next time I will make them smaller and shape them like traditional sausage links... but this is how I made them up this morning.

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Pork Breakfast Sausages
Makes 5 servings of 1 sausage
  • 545 g ground pork
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed and minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Mix all the ingredients together with you your hands in a large bowl.
  2. Shape into 5 patties and place in a non-stick skillet over MEDIUM heat.
  3. Allow to cook for about 10 minutes then flip and cook another 5 minutes, till cooked through.
  4. Remove from heat and serve.
Per serving of 1 patty.
Weight Watchers P+ = 10.
Calories 314; Protein 19g; Carbohydrate 2g; Fat 31g; Fibre 0g.

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All ingredients in bowl, ready to mix with freshly washed hands!

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Place in pan over MEDIUM heat to cook.

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You can see the fat in the pan that comes from the ground pork so there is not need to add oil to the pan for cooking.

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They will be nicely browned when done.

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The Captain had his with rye toast, an egg, and some grapefruit.

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No toast for me!

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I put my egg on top of the sausage instead of toast.


  1. Such a good idea and it looks delicious! I am finding that home-made versions of traditional 'packaged' foods so often taste so much better--just need more hours in the day.

  2. Yum! I wish my tummy could tolerate pork still!

  3. Eggs & Meat - Aw man, MOUTH-GASM! lol


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