Makes approximately 16 breakfast sausage patties
Total Time: 45 min
1 lb Ground Turkey* If you have extra time, try food-processing 1 lb of skinless chicken thighs ahead of time.
1 apple, peeled, cored, chopped into quarters
1 small onion, peeled, chopped into quarters
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
¼ cup maple syrup
3 T olive oil. * Reserve an extra ¼ cup for frying
1 tsp fennel seed
1 tsp dry sage
1 ½ tsp salt
Pepper to taste
Place apple, onion, garlic, maple syrup, olive oil, spices and salt into food processer and pulse several times until ingredients blended together (small chunks are okay). Add ground meat in 3 parts, and pulse until combined with apple mixture. Use a wooden spoon to fold meat into the bottom of the blender if needed. *Sausage mixture is to be cooked without casing, so it may resemble thinner consistency than expected. (It will firm up while cooking). Heat 1 T olive oil in large frying pan on medium heat. Use a large soup spoon to transfer 2-3 T of sausage mixture to the fry pan. Use the spoon to flatten and shape mixture into 4 circular patties (approximately 2-3 inches in diameter). Brown on both sides. Cook patties at least 5 min on both sides. Make 4 batches, for a total of 16 breakfast sausage patties.