Whole30 Breakfast Sausage Recipe (Paleo)


1 lb. ground pork
2 tbsp pure lard , melted (can use bacon fat or other fat of choice)
1 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp dried sage
3/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
pinch of nutmeg
Lard for frying

  1. Add the ground pork and 2 tbsp melted lard to a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to mix together.
  2. In a separate small bowl, add the fennel, garlic powder, black pepper, sage, salt, and onion powder and mix to combine.
  3. Sprinkle the seasonings over the pork and mix to combine. Form the pork into 8 equal sized patties.
  4. Heat 1-2 Tbsp lard in a frying pan. When the pan is hot, add the sausage patties (cook in batches if necessary) and cook 2-4 minutes per side until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle.

Recipe Notes
  • You can skip forming the sausage into patties and just cook it like you’re browning ground beef. I often make 4 patties and then just brown the rest to use in omelets or frittatas.
  • ButcherBox ground pork stays nice and moist after cooking. If you use ground beef from the grocery store, it will be on the drier side.

Original recipe visit: Whole30 Breakfast Sausage (Paleo) @ whattheforkfoodblog.com

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