This sausage seasoning mix is a great way to add extra flavor to ground meat or to vegetable dishes. It stores well in an airtight container. If you’re ever at a loss for what to do with the vegetables in your box, try mixing up a batch of turkey sausage, browning the meat in a skillet and adding in a mixture of chopped vegetables. Cook until everything is as done as you like it and serve over pasta or rice.

We love the way this seasoning mix pairs with turkey from our friends at  Ferndale MarketTheir free range turkey is available at their  market in Cannon Falls, which specializes in locally grown and/or produced meat, dairy, produce and other grocery items. If you’re in the area, we recommend a stop at Ferndale Market, where you can pick up some of their delicious turkey for less than $2/lb. You can also find their ground turkey in the frozen meat section of most food co-ops in the Twin Cities.

1 T salt
1 T black pepper
1 T onion powder
2 t garlic powder
2 t crushed fennel seed
2 t sugar
½ T oregano
1 t cayenne pepper
1 t allspice
1 t smoked paprika
1 t sage
1 t dry mustard
1 t cumin

Combine in a bowl, stir well to combine. Store in an airtight container in a cool place, out of direct light. To serve: Combine 1 T of seasoning mix with 1 lb of meat before cooking. Just mix it in with your hands until the seasoning seems evenly distributed.