Cilantro-Pear Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Photo: Oxmoor House
Making your own breakfast sausage is easier than you might think. Pear adds a subtle sweetness to this spiced breakfast side. Serve with eggs and fruit to complete the meal.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 patties)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 192
Fat 5.3 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 27.1 g
Carbohydrate 9.2 g
Fiber 2.3 g
Cholesterol 46 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 375 mg
Calcium 18 mg

Ingredients

1 pound ground turkey breast
3/4 cup diced unpeeled pear
3/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil, divided

Preparation

1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a medium bowl. Shape into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 patties; cook 4 minutes. Turn patties over, and cook 3 minutes or until done. Remove patties from pan; drain on paper towels. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and remaining patties.

Note:

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Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook

August 2011