Bonnie’s Beer and (Vegetarian) Sausage Sliders!



It’s that time of the year again! The BIG GAME is coming up and the gang is getting together to watch.

You may be wondering to which game I’m referring. Sport’s Widows the world over know: no matter where you are or what time of year it is, there is ALWAYS a Big Game.

Snacks are a must. I’m pretty sure there’s some kind of rule that when you watch a sporting event, you must eat. Just watch the commercials before a championship game – enthusiastic friends cheering their team on while consuming vast quantities of food and drink.

Just as sports and food are a natural combination, so are beer and sausage, especially Australian beer. Anyone who loves beer as much as I do will understand how amazing this combination is. Give it a go if you haven’t already, then you’ll see what I mean. So I created a vegetarian slider using beer bread as the bun, and imitation sausage patties as the insides. I also throw in some jalapeño jack cheese for good measure.

FYI, when I use quotation marks around any meat item, it means FAUX (that’s fancy for ‘imitation’)!

BEER & “SAUSAGE” SLIDERS are so tasty even my carnivorous brother raved about them. (I decided not to enlighten him about the sausage being fake – why rock the boat!) One thing I really like about these sliders is the beer bread, sausage, and cheese bond together as they bake, so you don’t have to worry about them falling apart. This feature makes them perfect for grab-and-go eating.

If you’d like to see my video on how to make these, click on BEER & “SAUSAGE” SLIDERS.

NOTE: BEER & “SAUSAGE” SLIDERS freeze well, so make extra!

BEER & “SAUSAGE” SLIDERS – makes 12 sliders

  • 1 bottle beer at room temperature (any kind is fine, just make sure you like the flavor since it will be prominent)
  • 3 T sugar
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 12 imitation sausage patties (I LOVE Morningstar brand!)
  • optional: 12 cheese squares (1″ x 1″ x ¼”) (I use jalapeño jack, but you can use any kind)

Preheat oven to 375º Fahrenheit.

Bake the sausage patties for a total of 15 minutes, flipping them after 7 minutes. This can be done ahead of time.



In a medium bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Pour in the beer and stir until the flour is incorporated. No need to knead. (Yes, pun intended!)


Put a rounded tablespoon of batter on the bottom of each greased muffin cup. Add the cheese squares, if using, and smoosh them into the batter to spread it out. Layer on the cooked “sausage”. Then top with the rest of the batter. There’s exactly enough batter for 12 sliders, so divvy it up accordingly.

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Pop them in the already heated 375º Fahrenheit oven and bake for 25 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Remove from pan and serve!


These BEER & “SAUSAGE” SLIDERS are not only great for snacking, but for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, too! WIN!!!

Check out my blog at VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR CARNIVORES BLOG for more tasty recipes.

Bonnie Antonini

I’ve been cooking from scratch ever since I can remember. Frugal by nature (okay – cheap!), I just can’t see buying pre-made food when it’s so easy to make it yourself. Plus, when you prepare your own food, you know what’s in it. Since I’m also skeptical by nature (okay – a bit paranoid!), I worry what germs, bugs, and unpronounceable ingredients my family and I are eating. As an actress, I decided to merge my love of cooking with my love of being in front of the camera, creating an online show called VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR CARNIVORES ( – a show for people who like meat but want to eat vegetarian. The next step was blogging (, followed by tweeting (@vegcooking4carn). Geez – where does it end? I don’t preach vegetarianism – I’m just there for those of you who want good vegetarian food (which also includes desserts, by the way).