When I eat vegetable sausages, I often find myself wanting ones that taste more like vegetables, not those that try to mimic the flavor or texture of the meat.
The goal with this recipe is not to make an option that tastes just like the ones made with the meat, but rather one that has flavors inspired by the plant-based ingredients used!
So, without further ado, here is a vegetarian sausage full of hearty beans, plus all the flavor we associate with breakfast sausages like black pepper, onion, garlic, and cumin.
These sausages are great for those with food allergies. They can be gluten-free (if you use gluten-free oats) and contain no animal products.
What Is The Sausage Base?
I made these sausages with a base of canned beans, walnuts, oats, and chia seeds. The sausages are then seasoned with various spices to create a delicious vegan delicacy. Even non-vegans will enjoy this recipe!
These sausages are everything I love—they are hearty, healthy, and packed with flavor.
It’s just amazing what a few simple ingredients like beans, spices, and walnuts can do for creating meatless sausages.
Another benefit is that these sausages do not contain gluten, unlike most other vegan recipes. This recipe is perfect for people with gluten allergies. When making one, however, make sure to choose certified gluten-free oats.
Can I Change The Recipe?
These sausages are versatile and you can easily change these without having an impact on the texture.
Do you want these a little bit spicier? Or maybe you want your sausages to have a smokier campfire-esque flavor? No problem! You can easily adjust the seasonings to your desires.
For a nut-free recipe, you can omit the walnuts and increase the number of oats by half.
Also, I choose to brush the sausages with tamari sauce before searing them. If you want, though, you can brush the sausages with coconut aminos or your desired hot sauce.
Can You Make The Sausages With A Casing?
Yes, you can make these sausages with a casing to give them a bit more crispiness. Whenever I use a vegan sausage casing, I normally choose rice paper.
The great thing s that rice paper is gluten-free also, so it won’t affect your gluten-free diet and cause any allergic reactions.
To make the casing, dip the rice paper in lukewarm water for 5 seconds. Cut the paper into pieces and wrap each steamed sausage in the paper. Lightly fry the sausages for 7 minutes.
What Goes Best With These Sausages?
I love to serve my sausages with some fresh salad. I usually go with plain lettuce or watercress salad. Because the sausages are filling, I find this perfect as a serving option.
Still, if you want a larger meal, you can serve your sausages with some mashed potatoes, or even use them to make some vegan hot dogs!
The sausages can also be a great topping for pizza, casserole, or as an addition to a sandwich!
How To Make These Vegetable Sausages
Assemble your ingredients.
Make the chia eggs. Combine chia seeds and water and set aside for 5 minutes.
In a food processor, combine oats and walnuts. Process until you have a mixture similar to flour.
Add the rest of the ingredients: beans, onion, chia seeds, tomato sauce, tamari sauce, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, and cumin.
Process the mixture until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Shape the mixture into 6 sausages.
Wrap each in a piece of parchment paper and close with aluminum foil.
Refrigerate wrapped sausages for 20 minutes.
Steam the sausages in a steaming basket for 30 minutes. Once cold enough to handle, unwrap the sausages.
Brush the sausages with a mix of tamari and oil (1:1) and sear in the skillet for a crispy, browned finish.
Enjoy your delicious, warm vegetable sausages!
- 1 cup canned beans, rinsed, drained
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup walnuts or cashew nuts
- 2 tbsp onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp tamari sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- Make the chia eggs. Combine chia seeds and water and set aside for 5 minutes.
- In a food processor, combine oats and walnuts. Process until you have a mixture similar to flour.
- Add the rest of the ingredients: beans, onion, chia seeds, tomato sauce, tamari sauce, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, and cumin.
- Process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Shape the mixture into 6 sausages.
- Wrap each in a piece of parchment paper and close with aluminum foil.
- Refrigerate wrapped sausages for 20 minutes.
- Steam the sausages in a steaming basket for 30 minutes. Once cold enough to handle, unwrap the sausages.
- Brush the sausages with a mix of tamari and oil (1:1) and sear in the skillet for a crispy browned finish.
- Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 378mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g
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