A few weeks ago we became the proud owners of 137.5 pounds of grass fed beef.  This is what a quarter of a cow weighed.  This is a lot of cow, but I couldn’t be more thrilled to have a nicely filled freezer full of tastiness.  Mmmm… I have a nice homemade turkey sausage, but because I have such a nice amount of grass fed ground beef on hand I knew I needed to come up with a good beef breakfast sausage.  And, because it is how I roll, I put instructions in so you can mix this up and freeze your sausage ahead of time if you choose.


Printable freezer labels for Beef Breakfast Sausage.

Printable recipe card for multiple batches of Beef Breakfast Sausage for the freezer.

The Recipe: Homemade Beef Breakfast Sausage

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  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or maple syrup, optional
  • 2 teaspoons dried ground sage
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 to 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well blended. Divide beef mixture into 16 patties. Cook in a lightly oiled pan until cooked through.
  • To freeze: After mixing and shaping into patties freeze on a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap until firm. After the patties are frozen, place in a freezer bag separated with waxed paper. Remove as much air as possible, seal, label and freeze.
  • To serve: Thaw or cook from frozen in a lightly oiled pan until cooked through.