Contributed by: DeliciousImperative

Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, this substitute for breakfast sausage faithfully recreates those tantalizing flavors that make a potato and veggie skillet into a hearty start to the day. This recipe was not tested by Bob’s Red Mill.


  • 2 cups TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein)
  • 2 tsp Vegetable Bouillon powder or paste
  • 1/2 tsp dried Sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1/4 tsp powdered Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Tbsp pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 cups Water


Combine all ingredients except TVP in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Boil for 5 minutes to help rehydrate the spices and blend flavors.
In a heatproof bowl, pour the boiling broth mixture over the TVP and stir to combine.
Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.


This mixture makes great breakfast tacos when mixed with a little salsa, or you can enjoy it as we do in a skillet with home-style potatoes, diced onions and green peppers, and salsa.
Makes 12 servings


Serving Size: 1/12th of recipe (~1/3 cup)

Calories 57.7
Total Fat 0.1 g (Saturated fat: 0 g; Unsaturated fat: 0 g)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 11.7 mg
Potassium 3.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.7 g (Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g; Sugars: 2.0 g)
Protein 8.0 g