Homemade Vegetarian Smoky Breakfast Sausage Links

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I haven't tried this, but it looks so good! Adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine! These sausages were a hit among Vegetarian Times vegan staffers, who loved the idea of homemade veggie links. They are a snap to make in a 2-layer bamboo steamer, but you may use a metal steamer in a large saucepan, you may just have to do several batches.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare bamboo steamer(or use steamer in a large saucepan), and lay out 25 sheets of foil, each about 5 inches square.
  2. Mash beans with fork in a bowl until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Roll walnut sized pieces of bean mixture into small links(they don't have to be perfect). Wrap each link in foil, and twist both ends so it looks like a tootsie roll.
  4. Place wrapped links in steamer, cover, and steam 30 minutes. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Warm gently in the oven or toaster oven 8-10 minutes if not serving immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

Terrific little sausages. Very easy to make the 'dough' (if that's the right term). After a couple attempts at the tootsie roll thing I got the hang of it and they went together pretty fast. I made them the night before and cooked them in the morning. I did half in the steamer basket and half in the oven. (The three oven baked ones are in the back of the photo.) The oven ones were a little browner but more chewier. So I think I liked the steamed ones slightly better. I checked the nutrition information, and if anyone is interested, vital wheat gluten adds about 25 calories a link. Thanks for posting!

I will be trying these soon!