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Maple Sausage Patties

Maple syrup, sage, thyme and a little liquid smoke lend comforting flavor to these hearty pork patties. I developed the recipe with help from neighbors who were willing taste testers. —Margaret Eid, Huron, South Dakota.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons liquid smoke, optional
  • 1 pound ground pork


  • In a large bowl, mix maple syrup, salt, spices and, if desired, liquid smoke. Add pork; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into eight 2-1/2-in. patties. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour.
  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook patties over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 4-6 minutes per side.
Health Tip: Try these with lean ground turkey. The patties will be slightly more delicate to work with, but they'll have the same savory goodness.
Nutrition Facts
1 patty: 128 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein.
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  • cynandtom
    Oct 1, 2018

    These are simple, delicious, and freezer d Friendly! Love them!

  • knollbrookcook
    Nov 29, 2016

    Made these yesterday and they were delicious. I used only half the cayenne pepper called for and no salt or liquid smoke. I served each one on an english muffin with a slice of cheese and a fried egg. Wonderful. Will definitely be making these again.