Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hands or a stand mixer, blend together thoroughly.
To test your mixture for seasonings, make a small quarter-sized patty and cook until done throughout. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.
Shape the mixture into patties. Fry in an ungreased skillet until cooked through.
Serve with hot biscuits and your favorite jam or jelly.
This recipe makes a very mild, simply flavored sausage. You can adjust the seasonings to suit your own tastes. Starting with the basic recipe, make a quarter-sized patty of sausage, fry it in a skillet and have a taste. From there adjust the seasonings a little at a time until you find the combination you like best.
Additional seasonings you might want to include: garlic powder (start with ¼ teaspoon), ground rosemary (start with ½ teaspoon), dried thyme (start with ½ teaspoon), and/or brown sugar (start with 2 teaspoons).
Can I Freeze Raw Breakfast Sausage? Yes. You can freeze the entire pound of finished sausage or make individual sausage patties to freeze. Freeze for up to six months in a freezer quality ziptop bag or other sealable, airtight container. Try to remove as much air as possible from the bag or container before freezing. Thaw the sausage overnight in the refrigerator.
Can I Freeze Cooked Sausage? Absolutely! Allow the cooked sausage to cool, then place in a freezer bag or container. Reheat from frozen either in the microwave or on the stovetop.