Rainy day in the camper so the perfect time for indoor games. I’ve been wanting to try out this recipe for vegan sausages…a bit more effort and time than I would usually take….so why not today? And I’m doing it off-grid-ish.
The original recipe requires a food processor so am using my little hand powered processor. Takes up so little space. Not a lot of cleaning up either.
A small can of pinto beans was the main ingredient. Some ground oats, mushrooms, seasonings with hydrated flax meal to bind it all together and I had a very tasty mix ready to form into little sausage links.
I didn’t have room in my camper fridge to let them chill a bit so covered them and set aside on the counter so the mixture could get acquainted before forming and steaming.
My two-layer steamer basket was perfect to fit the 16 links, set over a pot of simmering water for about 30 minutes to firm up and ‘cook’.
I was anxious to try them out, so once steamed, fried up a couple of these babies and oh my, were they ever tasty.
Very meaty in texture and so full of flavour!
They freeze really well so I packaged the rest and stashed them away for when we are on the road again. I’m thinking some mashed taters, a little mushroom gravy, these guys and a little apple sauce on the side would be just perfect. Yum! Oh, and wouldn’t these be good as meaty patties with toasted burger buns…or in a tasty Salisbury steak. (Salisbury steak)
Homemade Sausage (meatless)
- Small food processor
- Mixing bowl
- bamboo steamer (a collander placed over a saucepan of simmering water will do)
- Fry pan
- 3 tbsp flax meal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 14 oz can pinto beans
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup mushrooms
- 4 cloves garlic
- 3 tbsp Bragg aminos better than soya sauce and so much less sodium
- 1 tbsp fennel seeds
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne more or less to taste
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup walnuts finely chopped
- neutral oil for cooking avocado or grape seed oil
- In a small mixing bowl, stir flax meal and water together and set aside while you process the rest of the ingredients
- Drain the can of beans and dry on a clean tea towel or a couple of layers of paper towel
- Place oats in food processor and proceed to grind until you have a powdery flour result
- Add oats to mixing bowl
- Add beans, mushrooms and garlic to processor and pulse till only a few pieces remain. You want some texture.
- Add mixture to same bowl with oat flour. Stir in seasonings, walnuts and hydrated flax meal.
- Taste and adjust seasonings if required then set aside in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. (See Galley Kat Notes below)
- Form mixture into links and layer out on a piece of parchement paper. I found it easier forming them with dampened hands.
- Lay links in the steamer and set over simmering water for about 30 minutes or until they feel firm to the touch.
- Package for freezing once cooled for future use or brown in a touch of oil.
Galley Kat Notes:
Thanks for stopping by and please let me know your impression of these little plant-based critters.
…peace and love…