Sure, these sausages look great sliced on pizza, but they also stand up to the bun test magnificently. These are easy to make and taste far better than anything you can buy ready-made from the supermarket. They are far healthier for your kids too! The texture is freakishly sausage-like, and you can braai them after they have been steamed.
– makes 6 sausages
½ cup pinto or sugar beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup cold vegetable broth
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, grated
(or very finely minced)
1¼ cups vital wheat gluten
¼ cup nutritional yeast
1½ tsp fennel seed, crushed
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
Several dashes fresh black pepper
Before mixing your ingredients, get your steaming apparatus ready, bring water to a full boil. The rest of the recipe comes together very quickly.
Have 6 sheets of tin foil ready. In a large bowl, mash the pinto or sugar beans until no whole ones are left. Throw all the other ingredients together in the order listed and mix with a fork.
Divide dough into 6 even parts. Place one part of dough into tin foil and mold into about a 5 inch log. Wrap dough in tin foil, like a tootsie roll. Don’t worry too much about shaping it, it will snap into shape while it’s steaming because this recipe is awesome.
Place wrapped sausages in steamer and steam for 40 minutes.
Feed to hungry kids on hotdog rolls with tomato sauce and mustard, with a side of fries and salad.