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Spicy Hemp Breakfast Sausages

Masa harina, the corn flour used to make tortillas and tamales, holds these sausages together. The mixture can be shaped into patties or links and refrigerated three days or frozen up to six months.

Ingredients: 

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Spice Liquid

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2 Tbs. pure maple syrup
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2 Tbs. dried parsley
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2 Tbs. rubbed dried sage
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2 tsp. garlic powder
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2 tsp. liquid smoke
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1 ½ tsp. dried oregano
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1 ½ tsp. smoked paprika
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1 ½ tsp. black pepper, preferably coarsely ground
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1 ½ tsp. salt
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1 ½ tsp. dried thyme
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¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

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Sausage Mix

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½ cup plus 2 Tbs. masa harina
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1 cup hemp seeds
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1 tsp. olive oil, plus ¼ cup more for cooking sausages, optional
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1 15-oz. can pinto or kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Instructions: 

1. To make Spice Liquid: Place all ingredients in medium bowl. Stir in 2 cups boiling water. Set aside 5 minutes to steep and develop flavor. 2. To make Sausage Mix: Stir 1 cup warm Spice Liquid into masa harina. Let stand 5 minutes to rehydrate masa harina, then stir in hemp seeds. 3. Heat 1 tsp. oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup beans and 1/3 cup Spice Liquid. Using potato masher or back of spoon, mash beans into Spice Liquid. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until liquid evaporates, stirring frequently. Add 1/2 cup beans and 1/3 cup Spice Liquid, and mash and cook again, stirring. Add remaining 1/2 cup beans and remaining 1/3 cup Spice Liquid, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until mixture is thick and dry. 4. Stir bean mixture into masa harina mixture. Cool, or refrigerate overnight. 5. Use damp hands to shape Sausage Mix into 2-inch patties or small links. 6. Coat non-stick skillet with cooking spray, or heat 1/4 cup oil, if using, in skillet over medium heat. Cook sausages 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until deep brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels. Cool 3 to 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
73
Protein: 
4 g
Total Fat: 
3 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
Carbohydrates: 
8 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
173 mg
Fiber: 
<1 g
Sugar: 
1 g
Yield: 
Makes 24 sausage patties or links

Comments on this Recipe

Should they be frozen before or after frying?

Very good, my family loved them! I just wish the center would cook a little more

Great creation thank you

These sound great! I'm trying to limit my oil consumption and wonder if these could be baked?

Trish- I have baked them and they still turned out great!

These are great! We had them with a side salad and yam fries. Very sagey. Thank you!

What can I use in the place of hemp seeds?

Would it work with chickpea flour?

James will makes these YUMMMMM