Sage-Mustard Breakfast Sausage

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 sausage patties (4 servings)
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4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

2 teaspoons whole fennel seeds

2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage leaves

1 pound ground pork

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium saute pan or griddle over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft. Add the garlic and fennel and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, stir in the mustard and sage, and let cool for 5 minutes. Place the pork in a bowl, add the onion mixture, and gently toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Form the sausage mixture into 8 equal size patties. Cook on both sides until golden brown. Reduce the heat, cover, and continue cooking until just cooked through. Serve warm.
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