I stumbled upon these delicious, smoked apple, sage sausages a few days ago at my local Dillons grocery store, and have to say I believe they might be my new all time favorite! The folks at Field Roast have nailed the perfect breakfast link, and for the vegans out there, these delectable ingredients come entirely from plant sources.
Field Roast sausages are made using traditional, tried-and-true sausage-making practices with their version of a grain “meat” made with apples, Yukon Gold potatoes, onions and garlic and other seasonings. I have to say that I found it quite amazing how meat like these sausages are considering they are made largely from apples and potatoes. You could serve these up to a meat loving carnivore, and they would never know they were munching down an entirely meat free sausage. I am a carnivore at heart and I love these sausages!
You can cook these sausages on an outdoor grill which would be a real treat, or you can do as I did and brown them in a skillet over a medium low heat in a little bit of olive oil. Just be sure to remove the casing before cooking.
One note of caution, when cooking these sausages, you need to be attentive and not walk away from them as they brown quickly and it would be quite easy to burn them if you are not paying attention. However, the fact they cook quickly is a positive benefit in my world, I live a very busy life with a 60 plus hour work week on top of my work building and writing on my website and still dedicating at least 8 hours per week to strength training.
As you can see in the picture above, these “meaty” sausages browned nicely and were a nice pairing with scrambled eggs topped with habanero hot sauce. The flavor and texture is actually very meat like and the apple brings out a sweetness that was a perfect compliment to my hot sauce.
One of the features I like about these vegan sausages over actual meat sausages is the fact they are not in the least bit greasy. Some meat sausages are entirely too greasy for my belly so I tend to avoid them because of this.
Filtered water, vital wheat gluten, expeller pressed safflower oil, unsulfured dried apples, Yukon Gold potatoes, yeast extract, onion powder, barley malt, garlic, natural hickory smoke flavor with torula yeast, spices, sea salt and rubbed sage.
Now for the only downside I see to this product. At 220 calories per link, I like the fact they provide 23 grams of protein, but you would think a vegan product would at least provide a fiber component, yet there are 0 grams of fiber in these sausages. The fat content is good, but for those who need to watch their sodium intake, these might not be for you as they provide 560mg of sodium which is 24% of the recommended daily allowance, therefore not much better than a good meat counterpart.
I bought this product for $5.19 US for a package of 4 links. At approximately $1.30 per one link serving. The price is quite a bit more affordable than taking your kids to your local fast food restaurant and cost you less frustration and time!