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Breakfast Sausage

Ingredients

12 ounces ground turkey (can use very lean)
4 ounces lean ground pork
1/3 cup very finely chopped tart apple
1 tablespoon very finely minced onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (1 tablespoon dried parsley)
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika


Instructions

Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix as for meatloaf - mixing thoroughly to distribute the seasonings evenly. Unlike ground meat for burgers, which should not be over mixed, it is important to completely mix the meat and seasonings. Shape into ten patties of equal size (about 1-3/4 ounces each, 1-1/2 to 2 inches in diameter). This may be done the night before, or sausage may be made ahead and frozen.
The sausage may be cooked using either the open or closed griddle position. For closed griddle cooking, preheat the Griddler to High setting. Arrange the sausages evenly spaced on the hot griddle plate. Using the closed griddle, cook the sausages for 4 to 5 minute, until they have reached an internal temperature of 170°F. This is a great, quick way to cook sausages for sausage biscuits or other breakfast sandwiches.
To cook the sausages on the open griddle, preheat the Griddler to 375°F. Using the open griddle position, cook the sausages for 12 to 15 minutes total, turning once after 6 minutes. Using the open griddle position allows you to cook eggs or pancakes to accompany the sausages either on one side or when finished cooking the sausages. .

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Servings

Makes 10 sausage patties (about 1-3/4 ounces each)

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

75 calories (36% from fat) • carb. 1g • pro. 11g • fat 3g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 27mg • sod. 166mg • calc. 13mg • fiber 0g


This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Griddler®