Happy Herbivore Recipe

Italian Sausages

Servings: 5

I lived next door to Fenway Park in Boston. Outside every entrance to the park was a street vendor selling Italian sausages with onions and peppers and inside the park was the same story. You couldn’t walk more than ten feet without passing a sausage stand. The notion that a “hot dog” was the ballpark frank quickly disappeared from my mind - the Italian sausage is king! Here’s my take on the true ballpark frank. It’s healthier than the store-bought variety and super easy to make, too!

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Additional Info

Recipe added on May 28, 2010 by


 Crush fennel seeds into a powder using mortar and pestle, set aside. Pulse beans a few times in a food processor or mash manually with a fork until no whole beans are left. Combine beans with all dry ingredients (add red pepper flakes to taste, a little goes a long way) and soy sauce in a large bowl. Mix with your hands to ensure even distribution.  Add water and then knead dough about 10 times and set aside. Grab 5 rectangular shapes of foil and prepare your steamer (turn it on and get it ready). Divide dough into 5 equal parts and, using your hands, shape it into a log on the tin foil. Wrap each piece tightly in tin foil, twisting the ends to close. Steam for 40 minutes.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Servings Per Batch: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 100
  • Fat 2.20g
  • Carbohydrate 15.70g
  • Dietary Fiber3.90g
  • Sugars1.70g
  • Protein5g


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