Mix up a batch of breakfast sausage seasoning to make your own sausage patties, or use the seasoning in your favorite recipes to make them taste like breakfast sausages, even if there’s no sausage in them!
There are two reasons to make your own breakfast sausage seasoning. The first is so that you can make homemade breakfast sausages or breakfast patties. We’ll be sharing recipes and instructions for those in the days ahead so come back to our Sausage Series to learn how to do that.
The other reason is because breakfast sausage seasoning is a really tasty mixture, and you can use it in other recipes.
Southern-style Breakfast sausages have a distinctive flavor. So, if you add the seasoning blend to other dishes, it gives them a bit of that feeling. You can use it to season ground beef while cooking it, or you can put some into soups or stews.
The mixture of sage, thyme, garlic, brown sugar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and a touch of ground cloves really works with all kinds of things.
Note that there is salt in this mixture. Be careful not to add it to things that you’ve already salted. Or, you can mix up a batch without the salt and know that you need to add salt if using it in something unsalted.
Whether you’re making sausages or just want all your food to taste like sausages (who doesn’t want that???), we know you’re going to love this blend.
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, packed
- 5 tsp. dried sage
- 5 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Use immediately or store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 2 months.
- Serving Size: 1 teaspoon