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Recipe: Lean country-style breakfast sausage

Updated: 02-02-2010

Dietitian's tip: For a milder flavor, use 1 teaspoon rosemary instead of the sage, black pepper and red pepper flakes. For an Italian flavor, try 1 teaspoon of basil and 1/2 teaspoon of fennel instead of the sage and red pepper flakes.


Serves: 6

1/2 pound lean ground pork loin
1/2 pound ground turkey breast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Form the mixture into 12 patties.

Spray a large, nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add the patties and cover. Cook until browned and juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side. If using a thermometer, cook until internal temperature reaches 165 F.

Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 102
  • Total carbohydrate: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 36 mg
  • Dietary fiber: trace
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1 g
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Sodium: 44 mg
  • Total fat: 3 g
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