Apple Turkey Sausage
NOVEMBER 29, 2016 by OLIVIA NEELY, RDN, LD
Enjoy this no-fuss sausage any time of day: as a good breakfast protein (make sure to get those neurotransmitters working for you first thing in the morning – you’ll be thankful when it comes bedtime!), a mid-day snack or an accompaniment to your dinner meal.
- 1 pound ground turkey, or ground pork or chicken
- 1/4 onion, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and coursely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground sage
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- In a small food processor, puree onion and garlic. Add apple pieces and pulse until apple is broken up into tiny pieces but not pureed.
- Saute apple mixture in the coconut oil over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, until it softens and begins to brown a bit. Allow to cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, cooked apple mixture, and the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly with a spoon or with your hands.
- Shape the mixture into patties. You can make about 8 small ones or make about 5-6 slightly bigger ones.
- Cook them in a skillet with a little coconut oil for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.
- You can freeze any sausages that you want to save for later. If freezing them in layers, use parchment paper.
- You can also freeze the patties uncooked the same way in parchment paper.
TIP: The original recipe has maple syrup in it. If you want the sausage sweeter, you can add a bit of honey or maple syrup if you can eat it (not autoimmune-friendly). You can use pear in place of the apple.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Per Serving: 222 Calories; 13g Fat (52.8% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 90mg Cholesterol; 577mg Sodium.
adapted from allergyfreemenuplanners.com