Vegan sausage and egg mock muffin

A delicious vegan sausage patty sandwiched with vegan cheese and and an ingenious tofu faux egg make for a jaw-dropping likeness of a regular egg muffin, no animals required!

  • 35 mins cooking
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion (200g), chopped finely
  • 250 gram (8oz) packaged microwave short-grain brown rice
  • 400 gram (12½oz) can black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup (35g) plain (all-purpose) flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 300 grams (9½oz) silken tofu
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 English muffins (130g), split
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, extra
  • 2 slices vegan cheddar (36g)
  • tomato sauce (ketchup), to serve


  • 1
    Heat olive oil in a medium frying pan over high heat; cook onion, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes until browned. Transfer to a food processor with rice, beans, paprika, onion and garlic powders, barbecue sauce and flour; season. Pulse until mixture comes together.
  • 2
    Line a tray with plastic wrap. With damp hands, shape ⅓-cup amounts of mixture into six 8cm (3¼in) patties. Place on tray; freeze for 20 minutes or until firm (see tips).
  • 3
    u in half horizontally to make two 1.5cm (¾in) thick slices. (Take care with cutting the tofu as it is fragile.) Using an 8cm (3¼in) cutter, carefully cut one round from each tofu slice, reserve offcuts (see vegan hacks). Combine vegan mayonnaise and turmeric in a small bowl.
  • 4
    Preheat grill (broiler) on high. Place muffin halves, cut-side up, on an oven tray; place under grill until lightly toasted.
  • 5
    Heat half the extra oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Lightly dust patties with extra flour. Cook patties for 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Top toasted muffin bases with patties and a slice of cheese; place under grill for 30 seconds or until melted.
  • 6
    Heat remaining oil in same pan; cook tofu rounds for 2 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden. Place on cheese-topped pattie.
  • 7
    Place a tablespoon of turmeric mayonnaise in the centre of each tofu round to resemble an egg yolk. Add tomato sauce to taste and top with muffin lid.


This recipe makes 6 patties but you'll only need 2 to make this recipe; freeze the remaining 4 patties in an airtight container between sheets of baking paper for up to 2 months. To use, cook from frozen.Tofu off cuts can be added to a fruit smoothie for an added protein hit.

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