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Veggie Breakfast Sausage Recipes

I have had a few store bought veggie breakfast sausages that were fine, but none of them have been particularly special. However, this one restaurant in my area makes amazing veggie breakfast sausage petties. I know it's not vegan (it has cheese) and that's not an issue for me, but other than that I don't know how they're made. Has anyone found any good veggie sausage recipes? It doesn't need to taste like meat obviously, but having a good taste and texture is important.

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    1. I'm addicted to the MorningStar veggies sausage links..
      I cook them up with a little drizzle of EVO and sea salt and then make a goat cheese frittata with cherry tomt's halved, green onions..
      I also poached eggs on a hash brown base with the veggie sausage links...so good
      Burritos with scrambled eggs, cheese, green onion, avo, veggie sausages cut up, hot salsa..

      1. Morning Star's original sausage patties are part of my breakfast several times a week. They're so good that I don't feel the need to try to make my own. Not vegan - they include egg whites.

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        1. re: John Francis

          Most of Morning Star's products are not vegan if that's a concern. I think they use egg whites as binder.

          1. re: Divamac

            Yes, that's in the ingredients list. Also wheat gluten, for those who're concerned about that. It's not claimed to be a vegan product. For those who want a low fat alternative to breakfast sausage or just not to eat meat, I recommend it.

        2. If a mix is OK, the Harmony Valley sausage mix is really wonderful and vegan. It's a good basic mix that can be spiced to your liking. I like it and the burger mix so much, I've put them both on auto-buy on Amazon.

          After 15 minutes of rehydrating, it can be used as crumbles or formed into patties or links. I love using them to make a potato and sausage hash and the burger mix works really well on the grill.

          http://www.amazon.com/Harmony-Valley-...

          1. http://www.theppk.com/2008/10/tempeh-...

            I make these all the time and LOVE them. The fennel and sage definitely give it a sausagy flavor. My husband has a similar recipe that uses tempeh and they form a patty, but I'm not sure what book it is from.

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            1. re: jes7o

              There is a tempeh sausage recipe in "Vegan with a Vengeance" that is OK.

              1. re: Divamac

                The recipe above is the same one in Vegan with a Vengeance.

            2. I too USED to like the Morning Star products. Until I read the ingredients. YUK! Morning Star uses a ton of preservatives and other not so appetizing chemicals. I've still been trying and looking for the best recipe, and when I figure it out I will post back!.

              1. The recipe Vegan Dad has looks promising, though I'd flatten 'em out and bake them. Who know, maybe the steaming is necessary - http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2008/03/...

                Off topic but I must say Vegan Dad sure seems like a super dad... just take a gander at the Hello Kitty cake for his daughter's birthday:

                 
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                1. re: MplsM ary

                  Vegan Dad is pretty awesome! I have made those before, steaming them, and they're pretty good. Just need to mess with the seasoning blend a little. Super cute cake!

                  1. re: auntkat67

                    I'd omit the syrup and nutmeg. It's pretty much the Seitan O' Greatness recipe with sausage-y seasonings and the tubes shrunk down to individual sausage size.

                    1. re: MplsM ary

                      I just made a log O' greatness yesterday! And I was thinking the same thing! Thanks!

                2. I like to use mashed black beans or a combo of black and pinto beans, rolled oats, sage, garlic, basil, parsley, and tumeric, nutmeg, ground cloves, marjoram and a pinch of brown sugar. I use egg for binder, but you could easily bind it with some flour instead. The mixture should remain somewhat moist. If it becomes dry, add some moisture, I like to use the liquid from the beans. Once it is all mixed, I like to let the mixture sit in the fridge for a couple of hours, the flavors really get to absorb that way. Then shape into patties or links, and they cook nicely in a bit of oil and will freeze and can be reheated.

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                  1. re: NoFortuneCookie

                    I live with my sister and her grown daughter who is vegatarian because meat upsets her system, not because she doesn't like flavors. This recipe sound promising, and I just bought a pasta machine with sausage attachment so want to try it out. Can it be extruded into sausage skins purchased at store?

                    1. re: RavensRose

                      I just saw this one the other day, but stuffing into a casing isn't necessary. I guess you could if you wanted to with either recipe but as far as i know almost all casing materials are animal based products.....
                      http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2014/07/...

                      1. re: Ttrockwood

                        Thanks for the reply. After reading your reply, I already decided that I would just extrude from machine, lay out on wrap and then roll up and freeze. I myself am not vegan or vegetarian, but my neice is and once in awhile try to think of something I can fix when I cook that she might like, like Lasagna, sauces, etc. After checking for casings online, pretty much decided I didn't want to mess with it. Just an extra cost also.

                        1. re: RavensRose

                          That's really wonderful for you to make her meatless sausages! She must really appreciate that- i know i would :) and yeah, the casings seem to be a hassle you don't really have to use.

                          1. re: Ttrockwood

                            Yeah, well - tried using pasta/sausage maker machine and it turned out totally worthless for making sausage. Me thinks it goes back. Another day maybe get a better one! Meanwhile, rolling by hand works. lol

                  2. I second the PPK recommendation; they really are delicious. I usually make the Italian version: http://www.theppk.com/2012/01/vegan_s....

                    1. Morningstar uses GMO's, I'm sorry to learn.

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                      1. re: RogerB45

                        Quorn, field roast, lightlife, and Yves are all brands that are GMO free and offer a range of vegan "sausage" options.
                        Field roast is my favorite, a concise ingredient list and excellent flavors. You can check here for where to buy if you're not near a whole foods
                        http://fieldroast.com/where-to-buy/

                        1. re: Ttrockwood

                          Yves isn't actually GMO-free. Their soy is but they specifically won't comment on other ingredients.

                          1. re: mendicity

                            Hhmmm. Not cool. For myself non GMO soy is the most important but they should really step up to the plate. I apparently just quickly read their non gmo soy label and didn't realize other ingredients would be....!

                      2. Morningstar uses GMO foods in all of its products as well as supporting groups that are trying to stop GMO labeling.