Fresh Breakfast Sausage on the Grill

Fresh Breakfast Sausage
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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
362 Calories
17g Fat
12g Carbs
40g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 362
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 576mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 40g
Calcium 109mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Here is a simple and delicious recipe for breakfast sausage. You can reduce or increase the number of red pepper flakes based on how spicy you like your breakfast.


  • 1 pound (450 g) lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound (225 g) ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground meat with remaining ingredients.

  3. Form into 4 to 5 inch wide and 1 1/2 inch thick patties. Place sausage patties on the lightly oiled grill grate. Let cook for 12 to 15 minutes, turning a few times during cooking process.  Once cooked through (165 F in thickest part of the patty), remove from heat. 

  4. These can be served along with eggs and hash brown potatoes, crumbled and used in casseroles, or placed onto an English muffin, croissant, or large biscuit along with egg and cheese to make a delectable breakfast sandwich.