If you're buying pre-packaged sausage patties from your local grocery store, there's a pretty good chance you're getting a lot more than you bargained for. MSG, BHT, nitrates and high fructose corn syrup are common ingredients and who knows what's actually being sold as meat these days. If you truly want to know what's in your sausage patties, you're much better off making them yourself.
These homemade sausage patties are easy to make and can be stored in the freezer. Make a huge batch and freeze them and you'll have a healthier alternative to the junk sold by most stores.
Homemade Sausage Patties Recipe
Servings: 12 patties Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes
2 pounds ground pork
1 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon parsely, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Chili powder, to taste (start with 1/4 teaspoon)
Red pepper flakes, to taste (start with 1/4 teaspoon)
- Combine the onion, garlic, parsley, sage, oregano, sea salt, black pepper, chili powder and red pepper flakes in a bowl and mix them thoroughly.
- Add the ground turkey and sausage to the bowl and knead them together. Work the seasonings into the meat as you knead it.
- Shape the ground turkey into a log and slice the log into patties.
- Place the patties on a baking sheet (or another flat surface) and place the baking sheet in the freezer.
- Once the patties are frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or stack them in an airtight container.
- To cook, remove the patties you want to cook from the freezer. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a skillet over Medium-High heat and cook the sausages until they're browned on both sides and are cooked all the way through.
*NOTE* You can make this recipe into maple syrup sausages by added a couple tablespoons of maple syrup to the meat and kneading it in.