Sausage doesn’t have to mean “bad.”
Neither does bacon, but that’s another post.
This sausage is 100% competition approved and 100% delicious. I actually like it better than “normal” sausage because it isn’t all processed and loaded with salt. And this strange spin still tastes good.
What I love about this dish is that it takes a fairly bland meat – ground turkey – and makes it full-flavored. It has all the spice of sausage, depth from the liquid smoke, and adds some extra with the fresh herbs. Note: You could always use dried herbs if you don’t have fresh on-hand.
If you don’t eat meat, I’m thinking this would be a great place to use a bean-based patty!
Turkey Breakfast Sausage
- 1/2 lb ground turkey
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp fenugreek
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1 T fresh sage, finely cut
- 1 T fresh rosemary, finely cut
- 1/2 tsp maple extract
- 10-12 drops liquid smoke
- 5-6 drops lemon liquid stevia
- Red pepper flakes, to taste
Mix all ingredients together with your hands and form small patties.
Warm a pan over medium-high heat on the stove top. Spray with PAM (olive oil or coconut oil work too) and place patties into pan.
Saute patties until just cooked through, about 3 mins on each side (this will vary depending on thickness of your patties).
Makes 3-4 servings.
How have you enjoyed making co-workers, friends, or family stare with strange but good creations this week?
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As of the time of publication, I am just 6 servings of asparagus away from my competition. Woo hooooo!!!
Do you like meat at breakfast? It's grown on me!
Are you doing anything strange or exciting this weekend?