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Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

  • Author: Fresh. Out.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8-12 Patties 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove Top

Description

Homemade Breakfast Sausage


Ingredients

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  • 1 pound ground turkey (about 85% lean)*
  • 1 tbsp Swerve Brown Sweetener
  • 1 tsp dried rubbed sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon fennel seed
  • Pinch each of ground cloves and cayenne powder

Instructions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl. 
  2. Add turkey to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle evenly with spice mixture.
  3. Thoroughly mix using your hands and/or a rubber spatula until completely combined. Form a ball and turn onto a large piece of plastic wrap. Wrap tightly in plastic and refrigerate 30-60 minutes before forming into patties.
  4. After chilling, divide mixture in half, then in half again, for a total of four 1/4-lb balls. Depending on the size you want patties to be, divide each of the four balls into 2-3 equal balls then press flat into patties. 
  5. Cook a test patty and taste before cooking all of the sausage. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  6. Cook patties in a skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat about 3-5 minutes per side or until slightly browned on each side and no longer pink in the center. Serve hot. 

Notes

* Extra lean ground turkey (90%+) will turn hard when cooked, so use the 85% variety. We love hockey pucks, but don’t want to eat them. 

Grind the fennel seed and marjoram after measuring, if desired. 

To freeze, form patties and place on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer. Freeze long enough to set, then stack with the parchment between layers and wrap the stack in plastic. Store in a zip top freezer bag with excess air removed for up to 3 months.

Total time does not include chilling.

Keywords: BREAKFAST, SAUSAGE, TURKEY SAUSAGE, SOY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, SUGAR-FREE, NO PRESERVATIVES, FREEZER MEALS, MAKE AHEAD, KETO, PALEO, LOW-CARB

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