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Vegan Sausages

These homemade Vegan Sausages are incredibly flavorful and quite meaty in texture! No need to buy expensive and (sometimes) hard-to-find commercial vegan sausages. Here's my easy-to-follow recipe for delicious homemade sausage links!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: German, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 12 sausages


  • oil for cooking
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can 15-ounce Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed can be subbed with pinto or black beans
  • 120 grams vital wheat gluten
  • 180 grams vegan mince

Seasonings and Spices

  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce can be subbed with low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste or ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Heat oil in a pan, and cook the onions, garlic and mushrooms on medium heat for 3 minutes. Turn heat to low, and add all of the seasonings and spices. Cook for 2 more minutes until fragrant. Set aside.
  • Add Cannellini beans to a food processor and blend until smooth. If difficult to blend, add 1/2 tbsp of water. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add the sautéed veggies, vital wheat gluten, and vegan mince to the bowl. Mix by hand to combine all the ingredients well. (No need to knead the mixture, just combine well)
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  • Mold the mixture into sausages. Wrap each sausage loosely in parchment paper or aluminum foil, and twist the ends like a candy wrapper. Be sure not to wrap too tightly, as the sausages need some room to expand.
  • Place the sausages in a steamer and steam for 35 minutes. Let them cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the wrapping.
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  • You can serve them immediately, or cook them in a pan or grill for added texture and crisp. Enjoy!
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