Saturday, November 26, 2016

Ginger, Pear Turkey Sausage

These are incredible!  The combination of pear, scallions, jalapeno, cilantro and ginger root is so fresh and amazing!  This will make 4 servings (8 patties total) for only about 190 calories per serving.  Not only are they a great healthy alternative to regular breakfast sausage – they are DELICIOUS!  You might even consider making these as burger patties.  I think they would be remarkable!


1 lb lean ground turkey breast
1/2 cup diced ripe pear
4 scallions, bulbs removed, white and green parts finely chopped
1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves, chopped
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger root
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
3 tsp safflower oil, divided


In a medium bowl, combine turkey, pear, scallions, jalapeño, cilantro, ginger, salt, pepper flakes and 1 1/2 tsp oil. Shape mixture into 8 patties (each about 2 1/2 inches in diameter).

Heat remaining 1 1/2 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium. Add patties and cook for 4 minutes per side or until lightly golden and no longer pink in center.