One of the first things I loved eating when I became a Vegetarian were Tofu Scrambles. I really like how easy and versatile they can be. Whatever veggies I have in the fridge I can throw them in my cast iron skillet, add in some firm tofu, some spices and like magic I have a hearty wholesome meal. I enjoy adding a little hot sauce, and rolling the filling into a warm tortilla for a nice burrito, or scooping it up on some warm bread. Of course straight out of the pan works too!
I decided to try a new “sausage” recipe. I have been meaning to try the one from the PPK, but never had the time. While the little ones were napping this afternoon, and the laundry was going, I decided I would tackle the sausages. Of course once I started, and was already committed, I realized I was short a few ingredients, but I forged ahead and only subbed (or left out) a few ingredients.
Let me tell you, these are delicious! Perfectly moist with a hint of sweetness. They would work beautifully alongside any breakfast/brunch meal. It bet you could even add them to some nice baked beans or along side some BBQ. Truthfully they are not hard to make, inexpensive and certainly more wholesome than the leading store bought veggie sausages.
Maple Sausage ( slightly changed from the PPK)
- 1/2 cup cooked pinto beans
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 3 gloves of garlic, finely minced
- 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
- 2 Tablespoon Grabanzo bean flour
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/ 1/4 cup vital whet gluten
Start a pot of water boiling with a steaming basket and lid.
In a miing bowl mash up the pinto beans until they resemble refried beans. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Divide the dough into 4-6 equal portions., and roll into logs. Wrap each log in aluminum foil and twist the ends like a tootsie roll. Place in steaming basket and steam for 40 minutes. The logs will expand against the foil and become firm. Remove and enjoy.