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Store bought turkey sausage is often highly processed, full of nitrates, and other chemicals. And the good stuff tends to be a little pricey. So, why not make homemade sausage?

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Enjoy these savory patties with eggs or my Mini Greek Frittatas at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Crumble patties, and add to other dishes like spaghetti sauce or soup.

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Make up a batch or two, and store in the fridge or freezer to conveniently reheat. A flavorful mix of seasonings, unsweetened applesauce and olive oil create a juicy, healthy side dish. An easy and delicious way to add lean protein to any meal.

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Turkey Breakfast Sausage
gluten & dairy free
makes 12 patties

• 1/4 cup UNSWEETENED APPLESAUCE
• 3/4 tsp SEA SALT
• 1/2 tsp BLACK PEPPER, GROUND
• 1/2 tsp SAGE, GROUND
• 1/2 tsp CUMIN, GROUND
• 1/2 tsp GARLIC POWDER
• 1/4 tsp ONION POWDER
• 1/4 tsp CAYENNE PEPPER, GROUND (optional)
• 1/4 tsp CRUSHED RED PEPPER FLAKES (optional)
• 1 1/4 lb LEAN GROUND TURKEY, 93/7
• 2 tsp OLIVE OIL, EXTRA VIRGIN

1. In a large bowl mix together first 9 ingredients with a fork. Add ground turkey and mix just until spices are incorporated (careful not to over mix or meat will become tough).

2. Form turkey mixture into 12 patties (about 1/4 cup turkey in each) and cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat with a little cold pressed grapeseed oil. Makes 12 small patties. May cool and store in refrigerator or freezer to reheat for later use.

NUTRITION INFO (PER SAUSAGE PATTY): Calories 70, Total Fat 2.5g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 25mg, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 11g

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