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Balsamic Sage Sausage-less Bites

These bad boys will make your mouth water!

(Inspired by Rachel Ray's Sage Sausage Bites)


1 onion , diced

2 packages of Light Life Vegan Gimme Lean Sausage

3 Tablespoons of chopped fresh sage

½ cup of Balsamic vinegar (good quality)

1 cup of Apricot Preserves

1/3 cup of spicy brown mustard

1/2 rounded cup of breadcrumbs

1-2 tablespoons of melted vegan butter

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Teaspoon Garlic Salt


Pre heat your oven to 375

Sauté your onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat, until translucent

Add in your vinegar, cook until reduced by half

Turn heat to low and add in your mustard and apricot preserves.

Mix well, sauce should be glossy and brown

In a medium bowl mix your sausage, breadcrumbs, sage, garlic salt, 3 tablespoons of balsamic sauce

Mix with hands and form into bite size balls

In a shallow foil lined baking sheet add your melted butter

Add in your balls and place dish into oven

Cook for 15-18 minutes

Shake pan or turn balls over every so often to get each side into the butter oil mixture*

Balls should be evenly golden/brown

Remove from oven and place onto paper towel to drain

Serve with dipping sauce. Feel free to use toothpicks or forks

You will have extra sauce, I like to use for a marinade/sauce for a future me-eat/tofu dish

*Since there isn’t much fat in the vegan sausage, important to get the balls into the butter/oil mixture.


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