Vegan Tempeh sausage-easy

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You'll need a food processor
1 - 8oz package of tempeh (Trader Joes is cheapest)
3/4 cup walnuts
Combine and pulse till broken down a bit
1/2 cup oats
1 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 teas black or red pepper
1 teaspoon ground (or whole) fennel seeds
Add and pulse to just combine
1/2 cup water
2 teas liquid smoke
2 Tablespoons maple or agave syrup
1 T oil (optional)
Add and pulse till all together

Play with spices as you like. I'd add garlic or/and onion powder if I had them. I like to add at serving because some here like with eggy black salt
Now you can wrap in a log and refrigerate and slice, or form patties and either bake at 375 (or 350) for like 10 minutes each side, or sautee in oil till browned each side.
These brown up nicely and can then be crumbled to use in recipes. Great for dirty rice!
Also if you use gluten free oats they're gluten free!

I quess many would say steam the tempeh first - but I just rinse. Any comments on that would be appreciated!
 

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Two tablespoons syrup or sugar is too much. I've been adding one at most
I also like to add 3 T gluten and up the water to 3/4 cup
 
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That looks like a great recipe. I'm going to try it when life settles down a bit. I like that, unlike seitan based sausage, you don't have to steam it.
 

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I made about 8 patties and had plenty left for 'dirty rice'
I chopped half an onion, added the sausage, and cooked on high breaking the sausage down to small chunks. I added cooked brown rice that was cooked in better than boullion no beef broth. So very good! I like this with peas or greens
 
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