Breakfast sausage losing flavor

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by theoldman, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. theoldman

    theoldman Fire Starter

    Been making breakfast sausage for quite some time with excellent results, grinding pork butts and using Sausage Maker breakfast sausage spice mix, then vacuum sealing and placing in the freezer. Worked so well, last batch, we decided to go large, and not have to make it so often. Sausage was very good for 3-4 months, then seemed to have lost its spice. Fries up nicely, but tastes like ground pork, not sausage. We always add extra sage and red pepper flakes. Any body else ever experience this flavor loss? Does the spice mix lose it's flavor after extended freezer time? Did we just not add enough seasoning?
  2. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    Are you sure you are getting the seasoning mixed in with all the meat?
  3. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Try adding some Amesphos to the mix. It helps preserve flavor in frozen meats.
  4. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    An additional thought to CJ's question about thorough mixing..........I add my spice mix to the meat and mix good just before I grind the sausage. Works for me.
  5. lancer

    lancer Smoking Fanatic

    I've also noted that sage seems to fade with time in the freezer.  So far, either using it more often or jacking up the sage seems to help.

  6. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

     I agree that after 3-4 months that sausage loves a lot of flavor so I try  not make up too much at once
  7. castiron

    castiron Newbie

    Once vacuum packed and frozen havnt had any issues.
    But i have left it in the firdge after thawing it to long and it loose flavor.

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