Breakfast Patties Recipe
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Breakfast Patties Recipe

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This homemade sausage is terrific because it's so lean, holds together well and shrinks very little when cooked. It's incredibly easy to mix up a batch and make any breakfast special. -Jeannine Stallings, East Helena, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 pounds ground pork

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 241 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 649mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine water and seasonings. Crumble pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight 4-in. patties.
  2. In a large skillet, cook patties over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 patties.
Originally published as Breakfast Patties in Taste of Home August/September 1998, p29

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CharlotteBaillargeon User ID: 1418919 57630
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"I wanted to bring attention to this recipe. I have been making it for years and thank Jeannine Stallings for it. I have been making these sausages for my B&B guests since 1999 and still...everytime I make them....I get raves. They are so easy, have simple ingredients and have no nasty preservatives added. You can make them ahead and freeze them. You can also use it in bulk for recipes that call for bulk sausage. Thanks again for a great recipe."

cynandtom User ID: 2224843 47432
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"We just had these for breakfast for the first time. OMG!!! YUMMY!! I will definitely make again!

(I did add a little fennel to the mixture)"

LauraManning User ID: 968398 52500
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"This was quite good. I'll put more seasonings in next time."

sandyy User ID: 965425 58294
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I've made this sausage many times, especially on vacation and it is always a hit! Yum:o)"

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