Paleo Breakfast Sausage Patties
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Serves: 8 small sausage patties
gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, keto, low FODMAP, Whole30 and AIP options
  • 1 lb ground pastured pork (you can also use chicken or turkey)
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup, more or less to taste, or leave out
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage or 1 tablespoon fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried ground fennel (or seeds)
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ghee, butter, lard, coconut oil or avocado oil, for cooking
  1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and use hands to mix until just combined.
  2. Form the mixture into 8 equal-sized patties.
  3. If patties are having a hard time staying together, place on wax or parchment paper and into the freezer for 5-10 minutes before cooking.
  4. Heat oil or fat (about 1-2 tablespoons) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan, making sure they aren't crowding in the pan (cook in batches, as necessary), and cook 2-4 minutes per side, until browned, no longer pink inside and cooked through to a temperature of 165ยบ F.
  5. Repeat with remaining patties, (adding more fat/oil as needed).
  6. You can also cook as ground sausage, rather than patties and cook like you're browning ground beef.
To make AIP friendly, leave out maple syrup, fennel, paprika and red pepper flakes
To make Whole30, leave out maple syrup
To make low FODMAP friendly, leave out garlic
Recipe by Tasty Yummies at