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Lean Homemade Sausage

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 20 min.
Make your own breakfast sausage. Little cooks can mix in the seasonings and spices with freshly washed hands--but don't overmix!


  • 1 lb ground pork, lean
  • 1/2 tsp ground rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp ground thyme
  • 1/8 tsp dried marjoram, crushed
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Combine all ingredients; mix well. Place in an air-tight container. Chill in the refrigerator 4-24 hours to allow flavors to blend.
  • Shape into 1/2-inch thick patties. In skillet cook patties over medium heat about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until done.
  • To broil: Place patties on an unheated rack in broiler pan. Broil 5 inches from heat about 5 minutes on each side.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve patties with pancakes or in a breakfast sandwich.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 120
  Calories from Fat 77 (64%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(13%)Cholesterol 40mg
(3%)Sodium 65mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(20%)Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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