By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

For a milder flavor, use 1 teaspoon rosemary instead of the sage, black pepper and red pepper flakes. For an Italian flavor, try 1 teaspoon of basil and 1/2 teaspoon of fennel instead of the sage and red pepper flakes.

Number of servings

Serves 6


    1/2 pound lean ground pork loin
    1/2 pound ground turkey breast
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon dry mustard
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon sage
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Form the mixture into 12 patties.

Spray a large, nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add the patties and cover. Cook until browned and juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side. If using a thermometer, cook until internal temperature reaches 165 F.

Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :2 patties

  • Total carbohydrate 2 g
  • Dietary fiber trace
  • Sodium 44 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 36 mg
  • Protein 17 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 1 g
  • Calories 102
Feb. 02, 2010