2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds bulk maple pork sausage
18 dinner rolls, split and lightly toasted
In a large bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, apple, blue cheese and red onion. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over coleslaw mixture; toss to coat. Chill until serving.
In a large bowl, combine the walnuts, onion, thyme, salt and pepper. Crumble sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into 18 patties.
In a large skillet, cook patties in batches over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°.
Top each bottom roll with a burger and 2 tablespoons coleslaw mixture. Replace roll tops.