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Veggie Pecan ‘Sausage’ Patties

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Veggie Pecan "Sausage" Patties

A vegan alternative to breakfast sausage that doesn't skimp on flavor or texture! Also a great snack to have around for kids and adults alike.
Servings 12 patties

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 1/2 cups raw pecans
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounce package tempeh cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium Tamari sub soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • sea salt to taste optional

Instructions

  • Place flax meal in a bowl with 6 tablespoons water. Set aside.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Add rosemary and pecans to a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until fragrant and slightly darker in color. Remove and set aside to cool.
  • Heat a skillet to medium-high heat and add olive oil. When oil is shimmering, add tempeh. Allow to sear without stirring, for 2-3 minutes. Turn cubes to brown another edges. When most sides are browned, add maple syrup and tamari. Stir to coat, then turn off heat and set pan aside to cool.
  • When tempeh has cooled for 20 minutes, place in a food processor with pecans + rosemary, flax meal "eggs" and remaining ingredients. Taste for salt and add accordingly. Pulse until ingredients are incorporated but not pureed.
  • Turn mixture into a bowl, cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Remove from fridge and keeping fingers wet with lukewarm water, form 3 inch balls.
  • Heat a cast-iron or non-stick skillet to medium heat. As you place balls of dough onto the skillet, smash gently with the back of a wooden spoon or spatula to 1/2" thickness. Cook for 3-4 minutes until bottom is golden-brown, then flip and do the same for the other side. Serve immediately or refrigerate and re-heat in an oven for 10 minutes at 250.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, healthy, plantbased, Vegan, vegan meat, Vegetarian, veggie sausage
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