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Keto Breakfast Sausage Patties ????

Kickstart your day with our Keto Breakfast Sausage, a quick morning treat that’s both satisfying and keto-friendly. This recipe brings together savory flavors in a dish that’s surprisingly easy to prepare – ready in just 20 minutes. Perfect for busy mornings or a leisurely brunch, it’s the ideal way to indulge in a hearty breakfast without straying from your keto goals.

Keto breakfast sausage served with sides of keto bread and scrambled eggs.

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Preparation and cooking overview

Mix ground pork with red wine vinegar and a selection of spices and herbs. Form the mix into patties and fry them in a pan until they’re golden brown. In just 20 minutes, you’ll have tasty breakfast sausages ready to enjoy.

Chef’s note

Ramp up the heat with extra chili powder, add sage for a fuller flavor, or toss in some rosemary for a hint of aroma. There’s no limit to the tasty combinations you can create!

We like this keto breakfast sausage, but don’t stop there; we have a selection of pork recipes for you to explore.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Recipe Makes 4 Servings

???? Ingredients for this keto breakfast sausage recipe

The ingredient list is pretty straightforward! All you’ll need is ground pork and a mix of spices and herbs:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Olive oil, for frying
Ground pork, spices and red wine vinegar gathered and measured on the table.

Ingredient substitutions

If you see something on the ingredients list that you’d rather skip, here are some substitutions you can make:

  • Red wine vinegar: If you don’t like red wine vinegar, choose apple cider vinegar.
  • Paprika: Try smoked paprika for a deeper, smoky aroma.
  • Garlic powder: Replace garlic powder with a freshly minced garlic clove for a more robust flavor.

Additional ingredients

Feel like playing around with the ingredients? Here are some suggestions to get you inspired:

  • Mix pork and beef: Instead of using only pork, try a blend of half pork and half beef for a more complex and richer taste.
  • Red pepper flakes: If you’re a fan of spice, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes will add a nice kick to the mixture.
  • Fresh herbs: Fresh herbs can make all the difference. Try adding some chopped parsley or cilantro to bring in a burst of freshness.
  • Cheese: For an added layer of yum, toss in some grated Parmesan or cheddar. It’ll make your sausages even more delightful!

Cooking tools required

To make this easy keto breakfast, you’ll need the following tools:

  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Cast-iron skillet

Tools substitute options

  • Cast-iron skillet: If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, use a regular or non-stick pan.
An up-close shot of keto breakfast sausage topped with diced onions and tomatoes.

How to make Keto Breakfast Sausage: step-by-step guide

Cooking methods

  • Pan-frying

Preparation steps

  1. Gather and measure all the ingredients.

Cooking instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground pork with red wine vinegar, paprika, chili powder, dried oregano, cumin powder, garlic, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves. 
  2. Once mixed, take a quarter of the meat mixture and shape it into a patty. Repeat this process to form four even-sized patties.
  3. Place a cast-iron skillet on the stove and set the heat to medium-high. 
  4. Add a drizzle of olive oil to the skillet. 
  5. Carefully place the patties into the skillet, ensuring they are not overcrowded.
  6. Cook the patties for 3-5 minutes on one side until they have a nice golden-brown crust. Using a spatula, flip the patties and cook the other side for another 3-5 minutes.
  7. Once the patties are cooked through and have a golden crust on both sides, remove them from the skillet.
  8. Serve the patties warm. Pair with your favorite keto sides or enjoy them on their own. 
The required amount of spices including paprika, chili powder, dried oregano, cumin powder, granulated garlic, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves are in a bowl.
Ground pork with spice mix in a bowl.
Ground pork patties in a tray lined with parchment paper ready to be cooked.
Patties getting pan fried in a cast iron skillet.

Chef’s pro tip

Let the patties rest for a few minutes after cooking; this allows the juices to redistribute so that each bite is flavorful and moist.

What to serve with breakfast sausage?

Our keto breakfast sausage patties are delicious on their own, but you can pair them with these keto-friendly sides for a well-rounded meal:

  • Grilled Vegetables: Introduce a colorful array to your plate with veggies like bell peppers, zucchini, or asparagus. Their charred edges and crisp-tender bite balance the hearty sausages. 
  • Stuffed Mushrooms: These bite-sized morsels filled with Mediterranean flavors and feta or cream cheese are a great side. The earthy flavor of mushrooms pairs wonderfully with the spices in the sausages.
  • Creamed Spinach: Made with fresh spinach, creamy garlic sauce, and a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, the creamed spinach is a warm and cozy side that elevates the overall dish.

How to make it healthier?

  • Reduce salt: Use a reduced-sodium salt or simply cut down on the amount. Rely more on herbs and spices for flavoring.
  • Add more vegetables: Add finely chopped vegetables such as spinach, zucchini, or bell peppers into the sausage mix. They’ll add nutrients, flavor, and moisture.
Homemade keto breakfast sausage topped with diced onions and tomatoes.

Time-saving tips

  • Pre-blended spice mix: Instead of mixing individual spices, look for a pre-made Mexican chorizo or breakfast sausage spice blend at your grocery store. 
  • Double batch: Make a double batch of the sausage mix. Cook what you need, and freeze the rest in patty form or as a bulk mix. Next time, you can simply defrost and cook without all the prep work.

What can I prepare ahead of time?

  • Prepare the patties ahead: Shape the meat mixture into patties the day before. Store them in the fridge, layering them with parchment paper in between. This not only saves time in the morning but also results in firmer patties that keep their shape better when cooked.

Storage and reheating instructions

Storage instructions

  • Fridge: Store the leftover cooked sausage patties in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll remain juicy for up to 2-3 days.
  • Freezer: For longer storage, place the uncooked patties between parchment paper and store them in the freezer in a freezer-safe bag. They’ll stay good for up to 2-3 months.

Reheating best practices

  • Microwave: Place leftover sausages on a microwave-safe plate. Heat on high for 1-2 minutes, turning halfway for even heating.
  • Oven: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Place sausages on a baking sheet and reheat for 10-15 minutes until warmed.
  • Stovetop: Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add a small amount of oil and reheat the sausages for 2-3 minutes on each side.
A focused shot of keto breakfast sausage topped with diced tomatoes and onions.

Recipe wrap-up and conclusion

And there you have it – your very own homemade Keto Breakfast Sausages! By playing with spices, mixing meats, and prepping your patties ahead, you’ve created a breakfast that’s not only delicious but also perfectly tailored to your taste.

Enjoyed our keto breakfast sausage meal? We have more keto-friendly breakfast recipes in our collection for you to try:

Frequently asked questions

Yes, traditional breakfast sausage is generally keto-friendly as it’s typically made of ground meat and seasonings. However, some store-bought options might contain fillers or sugars with high amounts of carbs.

The amount of carbs in breakfast sausage varies based on the brand and ingredients. On average, a serving of breakfast sausage (one patty) may have around 1-3 grams of carbs.

To cook breakfast sausages in the oven, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the patties on a baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes, turning them halfway through.

Yes, you can eat pork on a keto diet. Pork is a source of high-quality protein and is low in carbohydrates, which makes it suitable for a low-carb diet.

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Homemade keto breakfast sausage topped with diced onions and tomatoes alongside scrambled eggs and keto bread.

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Keto Breakfast Sausage

This keto breakfast sausage recipe blends pork into Mexican chorizo-inspired patties in just 20 minutes.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword keto breakfast, keto pork recipes, Keto sausages
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 316kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Olive oil for frying

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground pork with red wine vinegar, paprika, chili powder, dried oregano, cumin powder, garlic, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves.
  • Once mixed, take a quarter of the meat mixture and shape it into a patty. Repeat this process to form four even-sized patties.
  • Place a cast-iron skillet on the stove and set the heat to medium-high.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil to the skillet.
  • Carefully place the patties into the skillet, ensuring they are not overcrowded.
  • Cook the patties for 3-5 minutes on one side until they have a nice golden-brown crust. Using a spatula, flip the patties and cook the other side for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Once the patties are cooked through and have a golden crust on both sides, remove them from the skillet.
  • Serve the patties warm. Pair with your favorite keto sides or enjoy them on their own.

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Nutrition

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 1478IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg

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