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Country Breakfast Sausage with Sage and Maple

Bring home the country flavors in a fresh breakfast sausage that's free from the ingredients you don't need and still has all the taste you love.
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 patties
Calories 156kcal
Author Rachel Ballard


  • 1 pound ground pork homemade or store bought
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons real maple syrup
Makes: 3inch round0.5inch height


  • Add all the spices to the pork and mix gently until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Form patties 3" wide and 1/2" thick and set aside. If the meat sticks to your hands, wet them slightly (and be careful transferring the meat to the skillet!)
  • Heat a heavy skillet over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil, lard, or coconut oil.
  • Add the patties in a single layer with 1" of room between them on all sides.
  • Reduce heat to medium and fry on the first side until golden brown--about 4 or 5 minutes but just keep an eye on them.
  • Flip then cook until the patties are 160 internally--about another 4 or so minutes. Serve warm. These also freeze great for re warming later.


Serving: 1patty | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg