Lorne is a fresh, uncured, uncased, spiced sausage traditionally served as a Scottish breakfast staple. The spice combination is more reminiscent of a French meat pie or a black pudding rather than an American country sausage. Lorne is traditionally served with soft potato flatbreads called "Tatties."

Recipe Summary

30 mins
10 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 40 mins
16 servings


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, beef broth, brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder, 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 1/4 teaspoons pepper, 1 1/4 teaspoons coriander, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon allspice in a large bowl until well combined. Shape some of the mixture into 2 or 3 small patties and place remaining sausage mixture in the refrigerator.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add sausage patties and cook until browned and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side; do not overcook or sausages will be dry. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  • Taste cooked sausages, adding more salt, pepper, and/or spices to the uncooked mixture as desired. Press uncooked sausage mixture into loaf pans and place in the refrigerator until firm, 2 to 3 hours.

  • Remove sausage "loaves" from the pans and slice into 1/2-inch slabs. Separate slabs with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator if you will be cooking all sausage within 4 days. Cook as directed above, over medium-low heat.

Cook's Notes:

You can use all ground beef, all ground pork, or a combination of the two. Oat flour can be used in place of bread crumbs, and cold water can be used instead of broth.

Wearing food-safe gloves to mix the ingredients is always a good idea. You can shape the sausage into individual patties instead of slabs, if you'd like.

To freeze: Separate sausage slabs with plastic wrap, place in a resealable freezer bag, and store in the freezer. To cook: remove desired amount of sausage from freezer and place in the refrigerator until completely thawed; sausages cook best if thawed completely before cooking. Cook as directed on medium-low heat.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 19.7g; carbohydrates 2.9g; fat 18g; cholesterol 71.6mg; sodium 236.7mg. Full Nutrition