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0 Easy Turkey Sausage

Sep 04

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Next time you're at the supermarket and you even think about picking up a package of fresh sausage DON'T! You can make a great one at home for a fraction of the cost and the extra bonus is that you know what ingredients went into making it. When I say 'sausage', I'm not talking about the cured variety that has been hung and dried for month...this recipe is similar to the "Jimmy Dean" style sausage patties that you can find in the freezer section of your supermarket. This sausage recipe is so versatile: use it for breakfast as I've done with a little drizzle of maple syrup, or try it in in your pasta recipes or even as kebabs with some mixed vegetables on the grill.

Easy Turkey Sausage

On 04/09/2011 (Sunday) at 10:38 pm by Benny.
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  • Prep Time:
    15 min
  • Cook Time:
    10 min
  • Ready Time:
    25 min


10 servings


  • 1.5 half pound ground turkey meat if you can get 90% lean the better most will be all lean
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh sage you can use pretty much anything, basil, rosemary, fennel, thyme
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine plus one tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoon pork fat can be rendered bacon fat
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


For this recipe, you can use just about any ground meat you want: chicken, pork, beef, duck or a combination of your favorites to render a flavor and texture profile that is uniquely yours. The goal here is to make the end result something that you will enjoy over and over again.

Begin by adding all of the ingredients together in a smal bowl and mix well. The most important ingredient for sausage is the SALT, so make sure to use a good quality Kosher salt or sea salt and stay away from the iodized varieties that add a metallic taste. Once you have mixed everything together make a little tester patty and fry it up in the pan with a little oil until it is fully cooked. Let it rest and then taste to make sure it's what you want. Maybe you prefer a little more wine, more sage, or perhaps you may want to add some apple or even a splash of maple syrup. Remember that a recipe is only a guideline and it's up to you to fill in the specifics based on what you enjoy. 

Once you have adjusted the recipe and are happy with the taste, you can now form it into patties, kebabs, or even stuff it into a casing if you want to be that adventurous.

I guarantee that for a fiver you can make enough patties that would have cost you $20 at the store, and it will be a heck of a lot better for you and the family. 


NOTE: The sausage will be even better the next day because all of the flavors will have had a chance to really meld together. If you are going to store it in the refrigerator, remember to cook them within 3 days since there are no preservatives. If you will not be using them all right away, then I recommend freezing them. This will not affect the product in any way. Make sure to form the patties, then freeze them on a tray. Once frozen, place them into a freezer bag for long term storage. Doing it this way is called IQF (individually quick frozen).

About Benny

MY BIO Benny Doro is a successful New York based businessman with over twenty years of experience in venture capital, early stage financing, entertainment media management and financial payment software development. In 2002, Mr. Doro became a partner in Marketview Financial Group, Inc. a private investment banking firm based on Wall Street. Mr. Doro has been instrumental in developing a number of projects from fruition thought funding through to taking them public. Mr. Doro is also a co- founder and Vice-President at Universal Vision Group, a leading provider e-commerce software providing international multi-currency pre-paid cards to both corporate users and consumers offering a complete Tier 1 pre-paid card issuer processing infrastructure. The company is also a e-commerce Payments Systems Provider with multiple banking relations and clients across America and internationally. Mr. Doro serves on the Board of Directors at Pyramid Media, Inc. (Pyramid Records), an entertainment company with multiple artists that provides major distribution through INgrooves Fontana and Universal Music Group Distribution, the largest distributor of music in the world. In 1995, Mr. Doro founded NextLevel Productions Inc., a multi-media advertising and marketing company. As CEO of the company, he managed multiple clients including negotiating content deals with artists such as Madonna, Van Halen, U2, KISS, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, and Sony Fanfire. In 2001, NextLevel merged with Wiremix Media Inc., and became the largest digital advertising company in the online gambling industry with over 65 clients. In 2002, Mr. Doro negotiated the sale of NextLevel to a publicly traded company. From 1985 to 2000, Mr. Doro performed in and managed a Rock and Roll band under the tutelage of Paul Stanley from KISS, which saw him performing in venues world-wide, while providing him with priceless insight into the entertainment and music industries

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