When you want a hearty breakfast that is sure to satisfy, turn to this Beef Breakfast Sausage recipe. Perfectly seasoned beef patties pack all the flavor of your favorite sausage without unwanted ingredients. Sear them on your Blackstone griddle or stovetop. Either way, you’ve got delicious beef sausage the whole family will adore. Let’s get this day started, shall we?
I am all for convenience, but sometimes DIY really is better. This Beef Breakfast Sausage recipe is the perfect example.
It is super easy to make, incredibly delicious, and perfect for meal prep.
Plus, it is a great way to control what goes into your food. Say goodbye to processed meat - healthy breakfast meats don’t get any better than this!
I hope you enjoy this beef breakfast sausage recipe! If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment letting me know how it turned out for you.
Ingredients for Making This Beef Breakfast Sausage Recipe
- Ground Beef: I used 80/20 ground beef for this recipe. You can use leaner beef if you’d like, but I find that the fat content in 80/20 ground beef provides the best flavor and texture.
- Spices: This recipe combines garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, dried sage, dried thyme, and crushed red pepper flakes to achieve the perfect flavor. I also add a teaspoon of sea salt to help bring out all the flavors. (Kosher salt works as well.) If you like, you could use black pepper in place or in addition to the crushed red pepper flakes.
- Oil: I like to use avocado or olive oil when cooking this beef breakfast sausage. Any cooking oil will work, so use whatever you have on hand. You can also cook in a mixture of oil and butter.
Tips & Tricks for Making Homemade Beef Breakfast Sausage
- The ground beef you use should be at least 80/20. I find that this gives the sausage the best flavor and texture.
- Be sure to mix the spices in a small bowl before adding them to the ground beef. This will help ensure that they are evenly distributed throughout the meat.
- When shaping the sausage mixture, use your hands to form them into tight discs. This will help prevent them from falling apart when cooking.
- Cook the beef sausage over medium heat to medium-high heat so that the exterior can brown and crisp up without overcooking the interior.
- Feel free to adjust the breakfast sausage seasoning to your liking. A teaspoon of minced onion, oregano, or marjoram are all great substitutions. You can add brown sugar for a sweeter homemade sausage and use pre-made seasoning blends.
- For a pop of fresh flavor, use 1 ½ tablespoons of minced fresh sage in place of the dried.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! These patties can be made up to a day in advance. Simply store them in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them.
Yes! These patties can be frozen for up to 3 months. I recommend freezing them individually on a baking sheet, then transferring them to a freezer-safe bag or container once they’re frozen.
I recommend using 80/20 ground beef for this beef sausage recipe. I find that it provides the best flavor and texture. However, you can use lean ground beef if you’d like.
I recommend cooking them for 4-5 minutes per side. When you pull the patties from the heat, the internal temperature should be 160° F.
However, cooking times may vary depending on the size and thickness of your patties and cooking method. Thick patties can take up to 8 minutes per side to cook.
Tools Needed to Make Breakfast Beef Sausage
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These beef breakfast sausage patties can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
To reheat, cook the patties in a skillet over medium heat until they are heated. You could also reheat them in the microwave.
How to Make Ground Beef Breakfast Sausage
First, start by mixing the sausage spices.
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, sage, thyme, salt, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl.
Next, use your hands to form the mixture into small patties. I like to make mine about 2 ounces each. A biscuit cutter can be helpful in forming the patties.
Once the patties are formed, you can cook them in a large nonstick skillet or on a griddle over medium heat. I find that this gives the sausage the best flavor and texture.
Be sure to cook the patties until they are browned outside and cooked to the center. I recommend cooking them for 4-5 minutes per side.
How to Cook Breakfast Sausage on a Blackstone Griddle
Cooking griddle breakfast sausage couldn’t be easier. (Best of all, you can cook the rest of your breakfast alongside it!)
Simply preheat the griddle to medium heat, add your sausage patties and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. That’s it!
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Beef Breakfast Sausage (Skillet or Blackstone Griddle)
- 2 pounds ground beef 80/20
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried sage
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Oil for cooking
- Place the ground beef in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, sage, thyme, salt, and crushed red pepper flakes.
- Add the spice combination to the meat mixture and use clean hands to work the seasonings into the meat.
- Form into small patties, about 2 ounces each.
- Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
- Once the oil is simmering, add the sausage patties.
- Cook, occasionally turning, until the patties are cooked, about 10 minutes.
- Heat your Blackstone griddle to medium heat.
- Add oil. When the oil simmers, ass the sausage patties.
- Cook, occasionally turning, until the patties are cooked, about 8 to 10 minutes.