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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]
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
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients loosely (with a fork, or my favorite kitchen tool, your hands)
- Using a 1/2 cup scoop, portion meat mixture out on to a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
- Form each scoop into a patty.
- Arrange patties in a single layer on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet.
- Put entire cookie sheet in the freezer until patties are solid.
- Place each patty in a zip lock bag, remove air, and freeze, OR, vacuum seal and freeze.
- Thaw patties overnight in refrigerator.
- Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat.
- Cook burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side or until heated through.
- Serve on a bed of lettuce (or on a bun if you so choose!)
- 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.