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Veggie Breakfast Sausage Recipes

dylanpm Jun 3, 2012 08:25 PM

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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    antennastoheaven Jun 5, 2012 10:44 AM

    These are awesome: http://www.theppk.com/2011/05/smoky-m...

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      Beach Chick Jun 5, 2012 11:06 AM

      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..

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        John Francis Jun 15, 2012 11:59 AM

        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
          Divamac Jun 24, 2012 11:26 AM

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

        2. Divamac Jun 24, 2012 11:25 AM

          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.


          1. jes7o Jun 24, 2012 03:51 PM


            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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              Divamac Jun 24, 2012 05:17 PM

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

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                jes7o Jun 24, 2012 05:19 PM

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

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              auntkat67 Sep 4, 2012 07:05 PM

              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. MplsM ary Sep 7, 2012 05:04 PM

                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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                  auntkat67 Sep 8, 2012 07:22 AM

                  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!

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                    MplsM ary Sep 8, 2012 03:11 PM

                    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.

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                      auntkat67 Sep 9, 2012 06:36 PM

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

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                  NoFortuneCookie Sep 18, 2012 11:09 AM

                  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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                    APK_101 Sep 18, 2012 05:01 PM

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

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