No need to buy expensive veggie sausages anymore! These Homemade Vegan Sausages are easy to make and delicious. Thanks to two tricks, they are not tough and rubbery like seitan often is.
Veggie sausages like all the other meat alternatives and processed vegan products are quite $$$. Making your own vegan sausages at home can be quite daunting. I get it. I’ve been there. It took me a couple of years of being vegan to finally figure out a vegan sausage recipe that I’m happy with.
These vegan Seitan Sausages are
easy to make (soften the onions and garlic, then add all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse, form the sausages, roll them in parchment paper and aluminum foil and steam – no need to knead seitan until your arms hurt!)
quick to make (you’ll only need about 20 minutes of preparation time to make these, then steam)
super versatile (you can use them in any dish you would have used regular sausages in)
soft and firm (if you’ve had rubbery and tough seitan before, you know what I’m talking about. These do not have the texture of a rubber mallet!)
1/2 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 large white onion chopped
1 garlic clove chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/4 cup cooked chickpeas
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup sparkling water
3/4 cup vital wheat gluten
In a large pan with canola oil, sautée the chopped onion and garlic cloves until soft. Add the cumin and fennel seeds. Let it cook for another minute until the spices are toasted.
In a food processor, add the chickpeas, onion-garlic-spices mixture, tomato paste, salt, thyme, smoked paprika, soy sauce, and sparkling water. Pulse until it’s saucy. Then add the vital wheat gluten and pulse again until it comes together in a ball.