In our on going effort to eat healthier and cut back on processed foods we have created several recipes that can take the place of some of our not so healthy favs. This is one of them.
This is good for breakfast with an english muffin, biscuit or mini bagel. It can also top a pizza or calzone and is excellent in spaghetti, lasagne or any other recipe you would use sausage in.
This recipe doubles very easily. We generally do 3-4 lbs at a time and freeze it to use later.
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
1 lb lean ground turkey (we can only get the 1.33 lb pkgs here, they work just fine)
*fresh ground pork can be subbed in for the turkey
1 1/2 t of sage
3/4 t of salt
1/2 t black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 t cayene pepper (depending on how kicked up you want the sausage to be)
1/2 t brown sugar
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t paprika
1/4 t thyme
Mix everything together. Form into patties or crumble.
Cook on inside grill or in skillet sprayed with cooking spray.
Cook until no longer pink in middle.