Don’t get me wrong. I love me some bacon. Bacon bacon bacon. I have bacon cook books, bacon calendars, and even bacon toothpaste, thanks to my awesome roomate Tom. I’m down for bacon in almost any form…except for this:
This is where I draw the line.
As much as I love bacon, there are times where I could use something a little different. And when you’re looking for a protein source in the morning, eggs can get boring, smoked salmon just doesn’t taste as good without a bagel, and Jimmy Dean sausages don’t exactly make it on the my meal plan.
Thus, in an effort to come up with a quick, yummy and convenient breakfast option, I thought, “Hey, why don’t I make my own sausages?”. Then I thought, “Hey, that’s a great idea!”. And then this recipe happened. Enjoy.
- 1 lb. ground organic turkey
- 4-6 sprigs of thyme
- 4-6 sprigs of rosemary
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- ½ tbs. sea salt
- ¼ red onion
- Chop a bunch of parsley, like a good handful of parsley. Probably about ½ cup.
- Remove the thyme and rosemary from their twigs, and choppity chop chop into really fine pieces.
- Dice up the red onion.
- In a big mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey meat, the parsley, thyme, rosemary, red onions, and sea salt.
- Mix together as if you were making meatloaf.
- Form 1” meatballs by rolling them in your hands and then flatten them out until they almost cover the size of your palm.
- Place them neatly on a cookie sheet.
- This mixture will make about 14-16 patties.
- Put an oven rack to the highest slot and turn your oven broiler on high. Yes, we will use the broiler for this so they get crispy and golden brown.
- Place the cookie sheet in the oven and cook for about 4 minutes, take out the cookie sheet, flip the sausages over and cook for another 4 minutes.
- After about 8 minutes they should be done, but it’s always a good idea to check first. The juices should run clear and the turkey should not be pink.
**A note about cooking with the broiler. Since the purpose of the broiler is to mimic the effects of cooking on a grill, you will need good air supply into the oven, so when you are cooking the sausages be sure to leave the oven door slightly open. You will not be able to walk away when you cook these. As a saftey precaution, keep your eye on these suckers. Unlike boiling water, these will cook up fast.**
Cinnamony Coconutty Pears Recipe
- 1 organic ripe Bosc pear
- 1 tbs. coconut oil
- Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
- While the pan is heating, cut the stems off the pear, cut in half and scoop out the seeds.
- Slice the pear into ¼” thick slices.
- When the pan is hot, place the pears in the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side.
- Sprinkle cinnamon over the top side and then flip over, cooking for another 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle cinnamon on the first side.
- Flip over one last time for about 1 minute.
- Serve with your favorite breakfast protein and a side of carrots.