House Sausage

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 1 hour


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons Grade B maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and wrap tightly with plastic wrap.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
  3. When ready to cook, form the mixture into small patties about 1/4-inch thick and 3 inches wide.
  4. Cook in a skillet over medium-high heat, turning once, until golden brown and completely cooked through, about 8 minutes total. Transfer the sausage to a serving dish and serve warm.