Homemade Sausage Recipe -- an Easy Healthy Paleo Meal

This homemade sausage recipe can be varied according to taste. As patties or sausage-shaped, these are quick and easy to make.

Have fun!

Experiment with this recipe by adding or substituting any spices or herbs that you might prefer.

Make these tasty sausages or patties for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, using minced chicken, turkey, beefalo, beef, pork, venison, or lamb, in addition to a variety of herbs and spices.

The mixture will keep in the refrigerator for up to three days. To allow the full flavors of a homemade sausage or patty to develop.

Mix the ingredients several hours before they are needed. For example, if these are needed for breakfast make the mixture the night before and refrigerate until required.

The great advantage of making your own patties or sausages is that you can avoid all the additives, artificial flavorings, colorings, and carbohydrate fillers (such as sugar and starch) that store-bought sausages contain.

If you would like to read more in depth about low carbohydrate foods and recipes, or Paleo nutrition, see our "best self-help books" page (listed on our site map/index) or see our recommended reading list at the bottom of this page.

Homemade Sausage Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients for the homemade sausage recipe.

  • 12 oz of either minced venison, bison, beefalo, beef, chicken, pork, or lamb (preferably grass-fed or organic)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • ½ large red onion finely chopped onion
  • 1 large egg (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper according to taste

This recipe yeilds 4 servings. You can shape them as either 4 large patties or traditional sausage shapes. You may double or half the recipe ingredients if more or fewer sausages or patties are required.

Use organic ingredients as far as possible.

Homemade Sausage Recipe Method

Here is how to use the homemade sausage recipe.

Mix all the ingredient together thoroughly in a mixing bowl, making sure that the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Refrigerate until well chilled. This will make the mixture easier to handle and give the flavors time to develop fully.

When ready to use, separate into patties or traditional shaped sausages. Cook in a lightly oiled pan, or on a griddle, or in the oven, turning once so that each side is brown and the sausages or patties are cooked through. The cooking time will vary according to whether you make sausages or patties and how thick you make them. So, just use your own judgement.

This basic recipe will provide you with tasty homemade sausages or patties that are free of all additives. They are also low in carbohydrate and suitable for a Paleo diet. Feel free to experiment with the recipe and add you own favourite herbs or spices.


In case you decide to cook the sausages or patties in the oven, here is an oven conversion chart. This may also come in useful on other occasions.

The chart gives conversions for Fahrenheit, Celsius, Gas Mark, and the Terms Used. Print it out if you wish and use for reference whenever needed.

Oven Temperature Conversion Chart

Celsiuus Fahrenheit Gas Mark Terms Used
140 degrees °C 275 degrees °F 1 This is for very slow cool cooking
150 degrees °C 300 degrees °F 2 This is for slow cool cooking
165 degrees °C 325 degrees °F 3 This is warm cooking
177 degrees °C 350 degrees °F 4 This is moderate heat cooking
190 degrees °C 375 degrees °F 5 This is moderate heat cooking
200 degrees °C 400 degrees °F 6 This is moderately hot cooking
220 degrees °C 425 degrees °F 7 This is hot cooking
230 degrees °C 450 degrees °F 8 This is hot cooking
245 degrees °C 475 degrees °F 9 This is hot cooking
260 degrees °C 500 degrees °F 10 This is for very hot cooking

More about the homemade sausage recipe

Using the homemade sausage recipe rather than purchasing commercial sausage is a way of being kind to yourself (and your loved ones).

Although the risk is small, consumption of processed meats has been linked to pancreatic cancer. Most commercial processed meats have additives and fillers that are not natural ingredients.

Unfortunately, the foods that provide most humans calories today are not natural. They come from grains, potatoes, and legumes that our prehistoric, forager ancestors did not eat.

Although the First Agricultural Revolution greatly benefited civilization, it has had many deleterious effects on our health.

We have shifted away from eating and moving in the ways our prehistoric ancestors did. This shift created the widespread diseases of civilization such as coronary heart disease (the biggest killer), insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, some kinds of cancer, and other food related diseases.

If you will regularly eat more natural foods, you will reduce your changes of suffering and premature death from these diseases. That explains why using this and similar recipes can be very beneficial.

Web pages to help you further

Now you have the Paleo, low carbohydrate, homemade sausage recipe, if you would like our Paleo low carb meatballs recipe, please use the following link:

Low Carb Meatballs

Highly recommended books

If you want to gain more control to improve your weight loss and eating habits, the following books are highly recommended.

These are our top suggestions:



  • D. E. Bradford, HOW TO EAT LESS -- EASILY!

  • Bennett & Sinatra's SUGAR SHOCK!

  • L. Cordain, THE PALEO DIET

  • Braly & Hoggan, DANGEROUS GRAINS

The above books are in stock at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

From a Paleo homemade sausage recipe, to a two-part video about how to make a low carb Paleo meatloaf. Be warned, if you don't have much time to spare, this is rather a long video.

Hers is the link to the video for those who want to save it for their YouTube video list

This completes the homemade sausage recipe page. We do hope you enjoy the end product and that it helps you on your journey to weight loss.

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