Turkey Apple Sausage Patties (Inspired by Aidell's)

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On the many Whole30 Instagram feeds I follow, I often see people posting about Aidell's Chicken & Apple Sausage.  I always check the price at my grocery store, but it seems so expensive (at over $6 for a 4-pack)!

So when I found this recipe for Bruce Aidell's Apple & Chicken Sausage (from my girl Martha), I was PUMPED to try it.  I did change some things, but the fundamental flavors remain, and they turned out SO WELL!  I made a double batch so I could stock my freezer, and they are sadly all gone :(  Looks like I'll have to make another batch!


Turkey Apple Sausage Patties

[Whole30 - Paleo - Gluten Free - Grain Free - Dairy Free]

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Ingredients:

40 oz ground turkey
1 apple, finely diced
1/2 onion, finely minced
1/2 cup dried apples, chopped
scant 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup almond meal
2 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sage
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients loosely (with a fork, or my favorite kitchen tool, your hands)
  2. Using a 1/2 cup scoop, portion meat mixture out on to a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  3. Form each scoop into a patty.

TO FREEZE:

  1. Arrange patties in a single layer on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet.
  2. Put entire cookie sheet in the freezer until patties are solid.
  3. Place each patty in a zip lock bag, remove air, and freeze, OR, vacuum seal and freeze.

TO SERVE:

  1. Thaw patties overnight in refrigerator.
  2. Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side or until heated through.
  4. Serve on a bed of lettuce (or on a bun if you so choose!)

Notes:

  • The mixture will be pretty wet, so I prefer to cook the patties in a skillet instead of on a real grill.
  • These patties are delicious served with a side of roasted cabbage, or chopped up in a stir fry!
  • I used dried apples from Trader Joe's, cut the "core" bits out, and chopped them up.  A food processor might make this step even easier.