Dee’s Caramelised Onion “Sausage” Bites – Vegan Christmas Party Food

14 Nov

Serves 14 people – total recipe cost of €2.50

This recipe is a result of an experiment in my kitchen last night, it’s quite easy and very tasty AND is less than 100 calories per serving (that’s one skewer with 3 sausage bites).  Yes, it is a little early but recipe testing has begun for the holiday season!

500g of Tofu, I used the one from Dunnes which costs €2.00 (found in the salad section)

1/2 cup vegetable stock (drop of wine if you have it red or white will do)

80g brown rice flour (you could also use normal flour reduce to 50g)

100g of porridge oats

3 shallots (1 medium onion) diced finely

3 cloves of garlic (crushed)

1 desertspoon of marmite

1 teaspoon dried parsely

2 teaspoons dried sage

1 tsp mustard

1 tsp white pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp of toasted sesame oil


Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.  Combine tofu and vegetable stock in a blender, process until almost smooth.  This mixture will be quite wet.  In a pan add a drop of oil then add the sliced shallots (or onions) with the sugar and salt and cook at a low heat until brown add the crushed garlic towards the end of cooking.  Add this mixture to the blender and blitz again for 2 seconds.

Pour the wet mixture from the blender into a bowl, add all the other ingredients and mix until you get a doughy texture, .  The mixture will be quite soft but if you feel it is too wet to handle add in some more rice flour.
Cut a rectangular piece of tinfoil and brush with the toasted sesame oil/or normal oil.  Form the mixture into a loaf shape in the the centre of the foil and wrap with the tinfoil.
Place in the oven at 180C for 15 mins and reduce heat to 150C for 45 mins.  Leave to sit for a few mins before slicing.  Thread onto skewers  3 bites per skewer, and serve with a sweet chilli sauce.

TIP – Slices of this are delicious in sandwiches too with some cranberry sauce.




Calories 84.6 Kcal

Carbohydrate 10g

Fibre 1.3g

Sugar 0.4g

Total fat 3.4g

Sat fat 0.6g

The good: This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Manganese.

Vegan Christmas Party Food

Carmelised Onion Sausage Bites Vegan Christmas Party Food


5 Responses to “Dee’s Caramelised Onion “Sausage” Bites – Vegan Christmas Party Food”

  1. Linda November 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Not pushed on Tofu….any other suggestions? Im not vegetarian, so I am thinking possibly some good honest organic pork sausages?? Sunday farm ireland do theeee most amazing pork sausages, and sometimes pork and venison…. love the idea of it with cranberry sauce!

  2. John Sheehy December 4, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Just trying this now. Its in the oven. Next time I’m going to leave out the flour and use the mixture as a dip.

    • Dee December 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

      How did you get on?

      • John Sheehy December 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

        It turned out a bit of a mess. Think I used too much stock and I forgot to add the porridge oats. It was still nice but not pretty to look at. I’m going to try again.

        Dunnes store in Cork city don’t seem to be selling tofu any more.

      • Dee January 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

        Hi John, Sorry it didn’t turn out ok. The oats are an important part of the recipe as they help it to bind. Did you find the tofu in the salad section? Kind regards, Dee

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