Sweet Potato and Black Bean Sausage

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Sausage

1 1/2 cups sweet potato, cooked
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup chia seed meal (ground seeds) or whole-wheat pastry flour
4 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. rubbed sage
1 tsp. fennel seed, ground (use a mortar and pestle)
1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
1 tsp. Simply Organic All-Purpose Seasoning
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. cumin

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with a
silpat or silicone baking mat.

In a large bowl, mash beans with a potato masher. Add sweet
potato and mash until well combined.

Add the chia meal and spices. Stir well to combine.

To make patties and/or links, divide the bean mixture into 12
pieces and roll each piece into a ball and place them on the
baking sheet. If you want patties, gently smash them down onto
the baking sheet. If you want a link, roll the ball between your
two palms until it is a log shape.

Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, remove, flip them over, and
place back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven
and let cool in pan for a few minutes then enjoy!

These can be stored covered in the refrigerator and eaten warm or cold
or frozen and re-heated at a later time.

Makes 12 patties/links.