turkey sausage with bacon

Love really good sausages? the ones with no fillers, no extra water, just the right spice? Make them yourself! Sausages cost far less to make than they do to buy, and you can adjust them suit your family's tastes.
In the fall, especially after thanksgiving, you can get some really good deals on turkey parts. Today I got three turkey legs for just $3. They had hardly any skin, so I added some of my home-made bacon for flavour & fat. Fried into patties with fresh biscuits, salad and steamed cauliflower was a perfect dinner. The organic cauliflower cost more than the sausages!

2 lbs turkey chunks
4 slices bacon
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp chopped sage
3/4 tsp dried, ground ginger 
1/4 tsp cayenne (to taste)

Mix the turkey chunks with chopped bacon and all the seasonings. Put them in the freezer for just a few minutes to make them easier to grind, then grind everything together using a medium-fine disk.
Form into patties and sauté until cooked right through. 

By the way, this can be done with pre-ground turkey, so long as you chop the bacon very very finely before adding it with the herbs & spices.



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