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Grilled Soy Sausage Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions

So, it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon and you want something casual, as you wile away the day on the sofa with the paper. But you don’t want to sacrifice taste. This should do it for you.

Makes 4 sandwiches

Ingredient List: 

extra virgin olive oil
6-8 yellow onions, thinly sliced into half-moon pieces
sea salt
1 tablespoon barley malt or brown rice syrup
½ teaspoon caraway seeds
8 ounces vegan soy sausage, rolled into 3-inch logs

4-8 thick slices whole grain, sourdough bread
stoneground mustard
2 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced

Step By Step Instructions: 

Place 2 tablespoons oil and onions in a deep skillet over medium heat. When the onions begin to sizzle, sauté with a generous pinch of salt until they begin to wilt. Stir in sweetener and caraway seeds, season lightly with salt and cook until onions are quite limp and browned, as long as 25 minutes (depending on how dark you prefer them), stirring frequently.

When the onions are almost ready, prepare the sausage. Place a generous amount of oil in a skillet and turn heat to medium. Add sausage logs and cook, turning frequently, browning them evenly. Remove from pan and allow to cool slightly so you can handle them.

Lay bread on a dry work surface. Spread mustard on half the slices and lay tomato slices on top of the mustard. Slice the sausage logs in half lengthwise and lay them on top of the tomatoes. Mound cooked onions on top of the sausage. Lay remaining bread slices on top and cut in half diagonally.

Cook’s Tip: I like the Tofurkey brand vegan sausage or Field Roast brand as they are both made from whole ingredients with no processed plant protein in them.