Veggie Sausage

  • Yield : 9 Patties
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 25m

Total cost: approx. 45 cents a patty

When I first switched to a plant-based diet in 1995, you couldn’t just run down to the grocery store and pick up some faux meat products and make a big homestyle breakfast.  You had to do it “the old fashioned way”. 17 years later and I still think these hold up well.

I too was skeptical – Sausage?  Made from lima beans?  Gross.  But honestly, give it a try.  You don’t even taste the lima beans.  Just breakfast-y goodness.  It’s quick, easy, and healthier than sausage!


  • 10 oz. bag of frozen lima beans, thawed
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary leaves, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 4 + 2 tablespoons of cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons of neutral oil


Step 1

In a blender, or using an immersion blender, chop up the lima beans in the vegetable stock. Don't over do it! The beans should remain somewhat chunky.

Step 2

In a medium saucepan, heat the lima bean mixture, sage, rosemary, salt and pepper until bubbling.

Step 3

Add in 4 tablespoons of cornmeal, stirring until the mixture becomes thick and bubbling. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Step 4

Use your hands to flatten into small patties, cover with the remaining cornmeal, and fry on medium heat until both sides are browned, approximately 5 minutes a side.


Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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