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Cilantro-Pear Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 patties)
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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