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Fat-Loss Sausage

sausage patties


What? This sausage will help you lose fat? Well, that’s not entirely true, but eating plenty of lean protein and limiting your fat intake is one of the ways to lose fat . . . remember, healthy foods aren’t necessarily fat-loss foods. Not that you’d think sausage is a health food. You wouldn’t think that, right? But if you know me off-blog, you know I love sausage. Even from those vendors outside sporting events, or on the streets of NYC. Yup, I’d go there. Spicy, juicy, greasy . . . all the way up to homemade, couture sausage in little restaurants where everything is locally sourced. Yes, I’ve dined along the whole sausage spectrum and enjoyed every lip-smackin’ minute.

But right now I’m trying to keep my physical gains and take them further, and sausage is not on the list of foods that’ll get me there. Until now.

Enter this recipe. I’m amazed at how sausagey and delicious it is. You can dial the red pepper up or down, depending on your spice preferences. You can brown the turkey & spices for a sausage crumble (how amazing would this be with refried beans & cheese, rolled up in a tortilla??), make it into little breakfast-sausage-sized patties, form it into burger-sized disks (this is what I did), make it into meatballs. Whatever. It’s damn good and is sure to satisfy a hankering for sausage, without blowing your plan. Enjoy!

Fat-Loss Sausage
  • 1 lb. ground turkey breast
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 heaping t. ground sage
  • ¾ t. red pepper flakes (or to taste, this does give a kick)
  • ½ t. celery salt
  • ½ t. ground cumin
  • ½ t. Kosher salt
  • ½ t. freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Form into patties, meatballs, etc. or place in a skillet and break it apart to brown. Cook until no longer pink.
If you want to make little breakfast patties to have on hand, you can form them, place them raw on a cookie sheet, and freeze. Then transfer the frozen patties to a plastic freezer bag – voila! Remove however many you need the night before and defrost in the fridge.



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  • http://gigieatscelebrities.com/ GiGi Eats Celebrities

    YUM! I am loving the seasonings in that, I definitely am going to be making these bad boys! :D I actually bought a muffin tin, so maybe I will make these into MEAT MUFFINS :D

    • http://www.semisweetonline.com/ Semi-Sweet Sarah

      I’m a big fan of the meat muffin, GiGi – try it and let me know how it turns out! Would make a great, portable breakfast or snack . . . . Enjoy!

      • http://gigieatscelebrities.com/ GiGi Eats Celebrities

        The meat muffins = PHENOMENAL! :D

        • http://www.semisweetonline.com/ Semi-Sweet Sarah

          Yes! Now you’re inspiring me to make some of these – would be good to have on hand during these hectic holiday weeks. Glad you liked ‘em!

  • sarahinchey

    I love sausage as much as you do! I only buy chicken or turkey sausage, since I am the only one in the family who eats pork. But it is hard to find them without pork casings! So, I think I will have to try this recipe.

    • http://www.semisweetonline.com/ Semi-Sweet Sarah

      Try it out, Sara, and let me know what you think! I just had to buy a new bottle of dried sage b/c I’m making these so often.

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