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Copycat Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage

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Making your own sausage is relatively simple, and these copycat Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage seasoning blends will have everyone in your family begging you to make more.

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Pork Butt is a relatively inexpensive cut of meat (frequently only $1.48 a pound) and comes in a very large cut of meat (usually 12-18 pounds at a time). Cut the pork into small chunks and feed it into the grinder.


Repeat until all of the pork has been ground.


We generally purchase a large pork butt and cut it into four equal pieces, which become two nice roasts and several pounds of sausage. If you have a KitchenAid mixer, they have a grinder attachment available for making your own sausage.

However, if you don’t have a mixer or a meat grinder at home, be aware that Most butchers/ meat department employees will be more than willing to cut and grind up your pork for you at no extra charge; all you need to do is ask them.


We prefer to mix this up ahead of time and then freeze it until needed, it allows time for the flavors to fully develop. However, it can be used right away if you prefer.

Once you have your sausage mixed, then form it into patties using your hands and cook as you would Jimmy Dean’s breakfast sausage.



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Copycat Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Delicious homemade sausage recipe replicates the flavor and texture of your favorite Jimmy Dean Sausage
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Homemade Mixes, MYO
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 1238 kcal


Jimmy Dean Sausage Sage Flavor
Jimmy Dean Sausage Hot Breakfast Sausage Flavor
Jimmy Dean Sausage Maple Flavor
  • 16 ounces ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon msg (*Optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
Jimmy Dean Sausage Original Flavor


  • Combine the ground meat with the seasonings, mixing well to ensure they're fully incorporated.
  • If possible, allow the mixture to set for at least 1 hour.
  • Form into patties and pan fry or bake as desired.


If you prefer you can use ground turkey in place of the ground pork in the recipe.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.


Serving: 1gCalories: 1238kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 77gFat: 96gSaturated Fat: 36gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 43gCholesterol: 327mgSodium: 2587mgPotassium: 1361mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 259IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 4mgNet Carbs: 10g
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