Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
This is modified from http://hellyeahitsvegan.com/?p=755, which has some lovely step-by-step photos. My meat-eating husband said, "In some ways I like these better than real sausage." They definitely wouldn't fool anybody, but they will satisfy any craving you may have for breakfast sausage without harming pigs or raising your cholesterol, and they taste MUCH, MUCH better than any vegetarian sausages you can buy in the freezer of your health food store. Enjoy with hash browns, fruit and Scrambled Tofu Mix (Vegan) for a vegan breakfast feast! You might want to double the recipe, though.
- 1⁄2 cup textured vegetable protein
- 1⁄2 cup boiling water
- 1⁄4 cup whole wheat flour (or gluten-free flour)
- 1⁄4 cup flax seed meal
- 1⁄4 cup oat bran or 1⁄4 cup wheat bran
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed sage
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground fennel
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
- 3 tablespoons Braggs liquid aminos or 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1⁄4 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
- oil (for frying)
- Stir together tvp and boiling water and set aside to soak for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix flour, flax, bran, and dry spices; stir to incorporate. Stir in tvp. In a measuring cup, measure out water; add liquid smoke directly to the cup and stir, if using (this way the smoke will be evenly distributed). Stir in other liquid ingredients, then add wet to dry; mix well. With your hands, form mixture into 2" balls and flatten slightly into patties.
- Fry in oil in an uncovered frying pan on medium heat, about 2 minutes per side (or until browned).
- Freeze leftovers (if you have any) and microwave 1-2 minutes to enjoy on busy weekday mornings.
These are perfect. I've been looking online for a recipe to mock Morningstar veggie sausages because they are so darn expensive. I love them, but they are also filled with some garbage ingredients. I altered this recipe by using a sausage spice mixture from the website, but otherwise I made them like the recipe. Delicious! Thanks!
I absolutely LOVED these. I had all the ingredients on hand, and they were really simple to make. I did make them the afternoon before, portion them out into 2" balls and refrigerated them until the next morning. I followed the recipe exactly, except for the fennel seed (don't have that on hand) black pepper & cayenne. Instead, I used about 1 tsp of the Penzey's Breakfast Sausage spice blend. I read the other reviews and decided to cook the patties for maybe 3-4 minutes on each side. They browned nicely, and the centers were not mushy at all. I will say I am VERY excited to have found this recipe. I've had the "tube" of vegetarian sausage that they sell in the stores (Gimme Lean??) and we think it's pretty awful, tasted like SOAP! This will be on the brunch menu from now on!!
I just realized I hadn't reviewed this recipe and I've been making it regularly for a while now. It's quick and easy and everyone likes it! Definitely a winner.