There are as many variations of breakfast sausage and as many spice combinations as there are people who eat it. What you put in your sausage seasoning mix depends on your personal taste. Some common breakfast sausage spices include sage, thyme, and nutmeg. If you like a spicy sausage, you can also include crushed red pepper or cayenne. Or, you can go the sweet route an include brown sugar. Whatever your preference, you can blend your favorite spices in advance to use whenever you want to make breakfast sausage.
Things You'll Need
Combine the spices of your choice in an 8-oz. Mason jar. You can use all of the spices listed, or combine just a few. For example, combine rosemary, sage, thyme, salt and pepper for a more traditional-flavored sausage seasoning mix. Add just the nutmeg and brown sugar and omit the salt and pepper if you want a sweeter-tasting sausage.
Put the lid on the Mason jar. Shake the jar to blend all the spices together. Set the jar on the counter for 30 minutes to let the spices settle.
Store the jar in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry or cupboard, for up to six months.
References and Resources"Great Sausage Recipes & Meat Curing"; Rytek Kutas, et al.; 1984
"The Flavor Bible"; Karen Page et al.; 2008
Tasty Kitchen: Italian Sausage Seasoning Blend