· 2 lbs ground pork (at room temperature)· 1.25 lbs ground turkey (at room temperature)· 1/3 cup pureed or finely chopped onion . (puree or chop first in blender or food processor)· 2 tsp finely minced fresh parsley (or dried if you don't have fresh)· 2 tsp fine Celtic sea salt· 1 tsp ground sage· 1/2 tsp dried thyme· 1 tsp chili powder· 1 tsp black pepper· 1 tsp dried basil· 1 tsp dried oregano· 2 tsp pure maple syrup (optional)· 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
Step 1Combine all the seasonings and mix until well blended. Add in ground meat, syrup and onion, using your hands to combine thoroughly. If cooking right away, shape into patties and cook over med-high heat on heavy skillet or griddle sprayed lightly with oil. Cook until nice and brown and no longer pink in the middle, a few minutes on each side.Step 2To shape patties you can either use your hands or do what I did. Take some meat and place between two layers of plastic wrap. With a rolling pin roll out meat to desired thickness. Remove top layer of plastic wrap. Take a round cookie cutter or top of a drinking glass, and press down to cut out nice round sausage patties. Transfer to hot griddle or baking sheet to be frozen.