Spicy Maple Breakfast Sausage


A little spicy and a little sweet, these sausage patties are simple to make and easily customizable with your favorite seasonings. The sausage has a mild heat level; double the red pepper flakes for a medium to hot heat level. Make a batch each Sunday for easy breakfasts throughout the week.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
10 breakfast sausages


  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried sage

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ¼ teaspoon ground marjoram

  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 pinch ground cloves

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Combine pork, maple syrup, salt, sage, onion powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes, marjoram, coriander, and cloves in a bowl; mix well. Form into 10 small patties.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, add patties, and fry until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 3 to 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (73 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

Do not fry at a higher heat, as the sugars in the maple syrup will burn.

Editor's Note:

Please note the difference in yield and serving size amounts when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
7g Fat
3g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 257mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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