How To Make Homemade Breakfast Sausage

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Last Updated on August 29, 2020 by Tracy

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Homemade Breakfast Sausage

How To Make Homemade Breakfast Sausage

There is nothing more delicious than food grown, caught, hunted, or prepared by your own hands! As you all know our family loves to cook and share the recipes with you so that you can enjoy these little joys of life right in your own kitchen. Growing up in Michigan my family has always loved to grow their own crops, fish on one of the many lakes, hunt out on the acres of open land, and then enjoy the benefits of fresh food from nature right on to the table in your kitchen.

My husband has hunted alligator, quail, deer, and we enjoy fishing often. The one thing he always says afterwards is how peaceful his day was enjoying nature as he walked through the woods, waded in the water while fishing, or sat quietly in a deer blind. I love being able to take his hard day of work out in nature and turning it into something delicious and healthy!

There are so many benefits to preparing your own food and meats at home. First and most important is the health and quality aspect. When you buy prepared meats from the store, we have no idea what type of preservatives or other ingredients are in them. When you do it yourself, you know exactly what you are eating and can choose what to put into your recipe. Another great benefit, especially when you are raising a family, is the cost. The cost of fish or meat can range greatly according to the time of year, where you live, and what kind of sale the grocery store has to offer. When you hunt or fish, the only “cost” is your time. What better way to spend your time than enjoying nature? Our favorite benefit of preparing our own food at home is that it is a great way to spend time with the family! Of course creating recipes and making food at home takes time, but everyone can contribute and we have fun doing it.

Today I am going to share with you how easy it is to process your own meats into something you can eat for breakfast every morning!

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Using the LEM Big Bite® Grinder – 0.5 HP, we made some awesome maple breakfast sausage patties with Backwoods Sausage Seasoning. The LEM Big Bite® Grinder is so easy to use you will be whipping up homemade sausages, burgers, and grinding meat all of the time!

The LEM Big Bite® Grinder comes with all stainless steel accessories including:

  • 1 Meat Pan/Hopper
  • 1 Stuffing Plate, 1 Course Plate
  • 1 Fine Plate
  • 1 Knife
  • 3 Stuffing Tubes to make sausages/hot dogs
  • 1 Meat Stomper

Compared to other meat grinders we have used in the past, the LEM Big Bite® Grinder was so much more efficient. It was very quiet, very fast, and never clogged. Due to the Big Bite Technology the augur that grinds the meat is spaced out and pushes the meat through faster and effortlessly. We grounded up 5 pounds of meat in less than one minute!

Homemade Maple Breakfast Sausage

The only thing you need to do to get started once your grinder is assembled is to decide how coarse you would like the ground meat. Select the plate you would like to use, attach it, and the screw on the collar and you are good to go. Considering all of the stainless steel parts and accessories that the LEM Big Bite® Grinder comes with, clean up was a breeze. You can either wash by hand or toss all of the parts right into the dishwasher.

What you will need  to make your own homemade breakfast sausage:

  • LEM Big Bite® Grinder
  • 5lbs Meat of Choice (pork, venison, beef, or combination)
  • Sharp Knife
  • 1 packet of LEM Sausage Seasonings, we used the Backwoods Maple Sausage Seasoning

How to make Homemade Breakfast Sausage:

Step 1: Trim meat and cut meat into strips

How to make breakfast sausage
Step 2: Load the meat on to the Meat Pan/Hopper on the LEM Big Bite® Grinder

Making Breakfast Sausage

How to use a meat grinder

Step 3: Feed the grinder with the meat

Making maple breakfast sausage
Step 4: Season meat with the Backwoods Sausage Seasoning according to package.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties
Step 5: Shape meat into patties

Step 6: Freeze or cook from fresh!

Homemade sausage breakfast sandwiches
We made about 30 breakfast patties.

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Homemade Breakfast Sausage

How To Make Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Make your own homemade breakfast sausage using the LEM grinder and LEM sausage seasoning. We used the Maple Backwoods Sausage Seasoning.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Keyword: homemade, lem sausage seasonings, sausage
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 30
Author: Tracy


  • 5 lbs Meat of Choice pork, venison, beef, or combination
  • 1 packet of LEM Backwoods Sausage Seasoning we used Maple Breakfast Fresh Sausage Seasoning


  • Trim meat and cut meat into strips
  • Load the meat on to the Meat Pan/Hopper on the LEM Big Bite® Grinder
  • Feed the grinder with the meat
  • Season meat according to package instructions
  • Shape meat into patties - we just used our hands
  • Freeze or cook from fresh
  • Enjoy!


When cooking your sausages be sure that they are cooked thoroughly before enjoying.
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Are you ready to start meat processing at home too?  Visit and check out the extensive line of LEM meat processing products such as: The Big Bite® Grinder, Sausage Stuffer, Dehydrator, or Vacuum Sealer.

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Why choose LEM™ Products?

Simply because they are the best.  We actually own the Sausage Stuffer as well, and we love it.  LEM is a family owned company, passionate about bringing innovation to game processing. They believe in this grinder so much that they extended the warranty to 5 years.

Using meat grinder to make breakfast sausage

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4 thoughts on “How To Make Homemade Breakfast Sausage

  1. 5 stars
    Great Christmas present for anyone especially hunters! Has the word my husband loves POWER and looks easy to operate! I would love it if he could use this when he brings home a deer! Quick and done! Definitely checking this out!

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