These won't make anyone think that they are real sausage, but they are real tasty! I like to freeze them and take them out one at time to make a quick, microwaved breakfast sandwich that I can eat in the car.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 40 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 patties
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put pinto beans and lentils into two separate pots of water; bring both to a boil, turn off heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour.

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  • Drain and rinse beans.

  • Prepare a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat; cook and stir mushrooms, onion, and bell pepper in hot skillet until onion is soft and mushrooms are darkened, 25 to 30 minutes. Spread mushroom mixture onto a platter to cool.

  • Process pinto beans, egg, sage, rosemary, basil, marjoram, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in a food processor until smooth; transfer to a bowl. Mix lentils, cooled mushroom mixture, oats, Cheddar cheese, and sunflower kernels with the processed pinto bean mixture until somewhat evenly mixed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  • Prepare a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Divide and shape mixture into 16 patties.

  • Cook patties in batches in hot skillet until browned and heated through, about 7 minutes per side.

Cook's Notes:

Use a smoked cheese in place of cheddar for added flavor.

Use red, yellow, or orange bell pepper.

Cook time is per patty, patties will need to be cooked in multiple batches.

Nutrition Facts

91 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 12.1g 4% DV; fat 2.6g 4% DV; cholesterol 13.9mg 5% DV; sodium 166.3mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2015
No I did not change it I followed the recipe the first time. Got to say that I'm not a veggie but I have to say it was very nice. I will be making it again I even stuffed the veggie Saugsage mix into skins and I have say they turned out really well. I made them into six packs and sold them at a bring and buy sale at the local school. I have been asked for the recipe by quite few people. I have even put fresh mint in them. I'm a sucker for fresh mint and I have to say it turned out really nice as well. Dont be afraid to play around with different herbs. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/21/2018
Dry and tasteless! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2015
No I did not change it I followed the recipe the first time. Got to say that I'm not a veggie but I have to say it was very nice. I will be making it again I even stuffed the veggie Saugsage mix into skins and I have say they turned out really well. I made them into six packs and sold them at a bring and buy sale at the local school. I have been asked for the recipe by quite few people. I have even put fresh mint in them. I'm a sucker for fresh mint and I have to say it turned out really nice as well. Dont be afraid to play around with different herbs. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/21/2018
Dry and tasteless! Read More
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