Vegan Roasted Capsicum & Red Lentil Sausages

This vegan sausage recipe was really tasty and easy to make, not to mention a great way to get some veggies into your diet. The great thing about sausages is that you can experiment with different flavours and spices and tweak things to your own personal taste. Add in as much or as little chilli as you want and experiment with different herbs such as thyme or rosemary if you prefer. This vegan sausage recipe will also taste great with some liquid smoke, particularly our Misty Gully Outback Campfire flavour. You could also add in some cheese (if not vegan) or a dairy-free alternative for an extra bite.

 

Prep time: 50 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 70 minutes

Equipment needed: Sausage stuffer, food processor

Makes: 12 sausages

Ingredients:

 

Method: 

  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil, reduce heat and simmer red lentils for 8-10 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add the cooked red lentils, capsicum strips, crushed garlic, paprika, oregano, onion powder, chilli flakes, parsley, Xanthan Gum, salt and pepper to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add the breadcrumbs. Mix together until the mixture thickens.
  4. Spoon the mixture into your sausage stuffer, making sure you push the mixture down to reduce any air bubbles. 
  5. Tie a knot at one end of your sausage casings and put the skins onto the nozzle of the sausage stuffer. 
  6. Squeeze the mixture slowly into the casings, making sure you place a little bit of pressure onto the casing with your thumb and forefinger to help guide the sausage as the mixture comes out. 
  7. Twist the casing when you have your desired size sausage and continue filling and twisting until you’ve used all the mixture.
  8. Tie a knot at the end when all mixture is used (you can cut the sausages to separate them or cook them while still together) 
  9. Heat a little oil in a medium frying pan and cook your sausages for a couple of minutes on each side until browned and slightly crispy. 
  10. Serve with your favourite sauce and enjoy. If you need a new sauce suggestion, check out our new Misty Gully Outback Campfire BBQ Sauce!