Unbelievable Sausage Success

Until now I’ve been terrified of sausages – how silly!

Now that I realise how cheap and easy they are to make I cringe to think how much I’ve spent on the store-bought kind. Sausages will cost anywhere from $7 to $10 in supermarkets, yet these cost about $3 to make.

Plus they can be seasoned any way you like. Throw in herbs, olives, sun dried tomatoes, soy cheese, soy bacon, capsicum/red peppers, onion – the list goes on! Simply steam, then fry. They’re perfect.

This recipe yields 12 sausages and is a modification of a sausage from Vegan Dad.

Served here with delicious peach relish (recipe also included) ♥


INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup cannelloni beans, drained (any white beans will do)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 & 1/4 cups wheat gluten
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
2 teaspoons mixed herbs
Sprinkling of pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

Drop all ingredients into the blender. Blend. Scoop a spoonful of the mixture into tinfoil, and roll into sausage shapes. Steam until springy (check intermittently, this usually takes about 30 minutes). Fry or keep in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to enjoy them!

TO MAKE PEACH RELISH

Use this recipe, but substitute beetroot for crushed, skinless peaches. Add a little extra sugar or balsamic to taste.

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9 Comments

  1. Help! Where do I get wheat gluten? What even is that?

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  2. Wheat gluten is readily available at the supermarket in the baking aisle, at the bulk food shop or at health stores.

    It’s a powdered wheat derivative, it looks like flour and it’s where the term “glutinous” comes from. It’s the naturally occurring protein in wheat that makes dough so stretchy and elastic, and it’s what makes bread so yum. It’s everywhere and pretty cheap.

    I got about 5 cups worth for around $5 from the bulk store today!

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  3. Simply marvelous! Wanna make some serious seitan. I got this killer can of beans for cheap cheap and need to use ’em pronto.

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  4. Thanks Jess! I’m gonna make a tonne of seitan with this massive can of beans I’ve got. Picked ’em up cheap and need to be used pronto… if I don’t get through the whole lot, what else can I use ’em for?

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  5. What kind of beans?

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    • Berlotti Beans. Two and a half kilos. What do?

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      • I’d do the following:

        • Use them in a minestra – recipe below.
        • Make them into burgers patties – use beans, flour, herbs & spices, then fry.
        • Put them in roast vegetable fry-ups and serve with cheesy sauce – fry up roast potato or kumara add beans, spinach, mixed herbs, onion, garlic.
        • Add them to rice to make rice & beans.
        • Use them cold in salads with vegetables, sprouts, pasta and balsamic vinegar.

        Borlotti Bean Minestra

        INGREDIENTS

        1 teaspoon dry oregano
        1 teaspoon dry basil
        2 bay leaves
        1 tin borlotti beans (pinto beans can also be used)
        1 tin tomatoes
        Salt to taste
        Pepper to taste
        Brown rice
        Vegan stock cubes
        Fresh coriander, chopped

        INSTRUCTIONS

        Mix oregano, basil, bay leaves, drained borlotti beans, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes on low, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile boil rice and add one stock cube. Before serving remove bay leaves from the minestra and serve over steaming rice with fresh, chopped coriander or fresh basil sprinkled atop.

  6. I have about 5 more suggestions but don’t want to give away all my tricks! 😀

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