Pork Sausage Seasoning - Add Superb Flavours
and Aromas to Your Sausages & Burgers

With its tasty mix of spices and dried herbs, this pork sausage seasoning recipe is just the blend for the homemade sausage and burger maker. In fact it will work with any recipe that uses ground pork. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 8 tablespoons)

2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp fennel seeds
4 tsp coriander seeds
4 tsp dried sage
2 tsp paprika powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp salt (see note 2 below)
2 tsp onion powder

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Coarsely grind the coriander and fennel seeds, salt and peppercorns
  • Once ground add to a bowl
  • Add the cayenne pepper, paprika and onion powders to the bowl and combine
  • Finally, crumble in the dried thyme, sage and basil and combine again

Store your pork sausage seasoning in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before making up a fresh amount.

Note: To draw even more flavours and mouthwatering aromas from the ingredients, dry toasting the coriander and fennel seeds and peppercorns before grinding and combining is worth doing.See the grinding page for further info on toasting and grinding. (Link opens in new window)

Note 2: I recommend using a quality sea/rock/kosher salt. However, if you only have table salt to hand it's fine to use that. 

Ingredient Note: If you don't have whole peppercorns, coriander or fennel seeds, just use quality pre-ground powders and reduce the amount the recipe says by about half. So for 4 teaspoons of coriander seeds you would use 2 teaspoons of pre-ground coriander. Reduce any other ingredients you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

How to Use Your Sausage Seasoning

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...Per pound of meat, I recommend using 2 tablespoons...

So this recipe will be enough for 3 pounds of ground pork. A good idea is to take a little of your meat and combine with a little of the seasoning and then pan fry.

This way you can have a quick taste and see if it's to your liking. i.e you may need more salt or a little more cayenne etc. Note: If you have a lot of meat to prepare, you can double or treble the amounts of each ingredient.

A Step-by-Step Instructional Video

Here's a video of how I made a version of the above pork sausage seasoning. The ingredients and quantities may be very slightly different but the process is exactly the same. If you enjoyed it, you can click the subscribe button in the bottom right corner in the video, OR click the subscribe link below the video...

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