I’m really not pleased with the snow outside, so I decided sharing a completely original recipe would help distract me! For those of you completely confused by the title of the blog post, I’m going to give it all away upfront.
These are “Meat” “Muffins”.
I included the packaging from the Field Roast sausages to help you understand what I used to make these, and so you can look for them in stores!
I recently was able to go to a Whole Foods and knew I needed to pick up some “new to me” foods. I was also blessed with a week by myself to use the weird ingredients in any way I decided. I picked up the Field Roast Chipotle Sausages certain that a few of my favorite blogs used them all the time. And when I got home and started searching, I couldn’t find any recipes that called for the chipotle flavor I had bought!
I also had some wonton wrappers in my fridge that needed to by used, and figured a wonton cup “lasagna” or “taco” could work. After more internet searching I gave up and decided to just do whatever I wanted! Here’s my idea of the recipe.
You need: wonton wrappers (at least 12, I used 24), chipotle sausage (or other “meat”), 8 oz tomato sauce, 1/2 cup diced yellow or white onion, and cheese! (I will never judge you on how much cheese you use).
Start by removing the casings of the sausages, slice and dice into pieces (you’re choice how big or small). Also slice and dice the onion.
Add ingredients to a large saute pan or skillet, once onion is softened, add tomato paste (I used a big can and had lots of leftovers).
In a muffin tin, spray lightly so nothing will stick, layer 2 wonton sheets in each cup so wontons come up on all sides, but more importantly make sure the bottom is covered! Spoon sausage/onion/sauce mixture into each cup. Top with cheese of your choice. Baked until cheese is melted and cups are slightly crispy at 400 degrees.
Remove from oven and give each cup a spin in the muffin tin to ensure that they aren’t sticking. Once the pan is cool enough to not burn your fingers, remove cups from muffin tin and enjoy!
The chipotle sausage has a lot of kick to it, so adding extra spices isn’t necessary. However you could add black beans, or corn, or other veggies to boost the nutrients. I would recommend otherwise serving with a salad.
For those of you who are still reading, I will let you in on a secret, the sausages are vegan! You can learn more about them at the company’s website. So depending on what kind of cheese you use, this can be a vegan meal (wonton cup isn’t vegan, but a kale leaf could work instead), vegetarian meal, or just a normal meal that you serve and don’t tell people that they aren’t eating meat! (I personally love to trick people).
What do you think? Would you eat this?