Here is the recipe I have for making your own copycat Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage:

For Sage Flavor Breakfast Sausage,
In a medium bowl combine the following ingredients, mixing well:

* 16 ounces ground pork
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
* 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage (or more- I usually add an additional 1/4 tsp as I love the flavor of sage!)
* 1/4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
* 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme (or more)
* 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
* 1/4 teaspoon coriander
* 1/4 teaspoon msg (I use Accent flavor enhancer)



for Hot Breakfast sausage, in a medium bowl combine the following ingredients, mixing well:
* 16 ounces ground pork
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more)
* 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
* 1/4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
* 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more)
* 1/4 teaspoon coriander
* 1/4 teaspoon msg (such as Accent)

or for Maple breakfast sausage; in a medium bowl combine the following ingredients, mixing well:

* 16 ounces ground pork
* 3 tablespoons maple syrup
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon msg (such as Accent)
* 1/4 teaspoon coriander


Once you have your sausage mixed, Then form into patties using your hands. cook as you would Jimmy dean breakfast sausage. Tastes Exactly like the store bought kind!! Enjoy