Around this time of year as you get really excited to eat your Thanksgiving meal, it’s important to tide yourself over with some Thanksgiving-flavored treats.
One way would be to drink some Thanksgiving dinner soda (and possibly throw up after). Another way is to work the Thanksgiving flavors into other meals.
In the past I have made meatballs and ravioli that were filled with Thanksgiving flavors, and this week I took it to the next level with this Thanksgiving sausage recipe.
Step one is to make the stuffing and cranberry sauce. Sweat out some onion, celery, and carrot, then add thyme and sage.
Followed by cranberries and breadcrumbs. YUM!
Mix that with the ground turkey and put it through your sausage stuffer. I actually had some trouble with this sausage breaking through the casing, but I think it was the casing I bought and not the fault of the sausage meat.
These sausages were very pretty.
Honestly, the flavor of these was fantastic, but the texture was a bit off. I have made a lot of sausages in my day, and haven’t had this issue before, so I’m not really sure where i went wrong. I changed the final recipe a little to create a better texture.
New and creative twists on traditional Thanksgiving favorites from bacon breadsticks to whipped sweet potatoes.
The turkey mixture would also be great as meatballs, a ravioli filling, or even formed into burger patties.
Dan Whalen’s first Tablespoon post was sausages. He has been blogging for over 3 years at The Food In My Beard; check Dan‘s Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!