Savory Mushroom Sausages
8 ounce mushrooms, thinly sliced
3/4 cup onion, diced
2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for frying
1/4 cup raw walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
3 large cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups whole wheat bread crumbs
1. In a large nonstick skillet, place mushrooms, onion, and 2 teaspoons
olive oil, and sauté over medium heat, stirring often, for 3 to 4 minutes or
until soft. Add walnuts, sunflower seeds, garlic, thyme, sage, salt and
black pepper, and sauté for 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and set
aside to cool for 2 minutes.
2. Transfer mushroom mixture into a food processor fitted with an S blade.
Add vinegar and maple syrup and process for 1 to 2 minutes or until
3. Transfer mushroom mixture to a medium bowl and add breadcrumbs and stir
Well to combine.
4. Divide mixture into 12 balls and flatten into patties. In a clean
skillet heat about 2 tablespoons of oil and cook patties for about 2 minutes
Recipe Source: Adapted from “The complete idiot’s guide to Vegan Cooking”