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Mrs. Bruce’s Vegetarian Patties

1 cup ground nuts (such as pecans – finely ground) (also called
pecan meal)
1 large onion, chopped
3 oz pkg cream cheese (or Velveeta)
1 cup cracker crumbs
1 cup toasted bread crumbs
7 eggs
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon Accent
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all together and shape into patties. Brown in oil. Can eat them this way.

Or cover with 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1 small can evaporated milk. Bake till it bubbles.

You can also use tomato soup or cream of celery soup.

These patties, without the soup on top, would be great sliders.

THIS IS DELICIOUS!!!!! And great served with mashed potatoes.


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This is a recipe that I remember my great-grandmother fixing when I was just a little bitty girl.  My grannie learned how to make it from her and my mother learned it from my grannie – and yes, I learned it from my mother.  I tried several iterations of it and it never tasted quite the same, so I went back to the old tried and true recipe that my mother taught me.  You can, however, veganize the cornbread by using the egg substitute (I’d use the first one listed on that page) and alternative milk to make this.


Beth’s Family Cornbread Dressing Recipe

  • 1 recipe of cornbread (made WITHOUT sugar) (DO NOT USE A BOX MIX!!!! – it has sugar) (crumbled in chunks)
  • 8 slices toasted bread (crumbled fine)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large jar pimientos, chopped – drained
  • Chicken-style stock
  • 1 stick butter
  • Rubbed sage (ground will work, but doesn’t have quite the same *something* about it)
  • Celery salt
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Hot water

Prepare several days in advance one recipe of cornbread. DO NOT USE BOX MIX as this contains sugar & you do NOT want sugar in this recipe!!! Crumble into chunks. Toast 8 slices of bread – break in pieces. Place in a large bowl, cover loosely to allow air in so it can dry out. Set aside until the day you need it.

In another bowl, add chopped onion and drained pimientos.  Allow them to dry until needed.  (If you live in a humid climate, do not put the onions and pimientos in the same bowl with the cornbread/bread as the moisture in the veggies will make the breads spoil.  I learned that from firsthand experience. *sigh*)

To prepare: Preheat oven to 325. Now that everything is dried out after several days (I usually do it 4-5 days in advance), crumble toast pieces as finely as you can and crumble cornbread into finer chunks. Mix in the onion & pimiento.

Add chicken stock that you’ve melted one stick of butter in.

Add seasonings. An approximation would be 1-2 T. rubbed sage (use RUBBED sage if you can), 3 to 4 t. celery salt, 1 to 2 t. pepper. Do not add regular salt until you’ve taste-tested later.

Now, the key to keeping this stuff moist (and believe me, I’ve had some nasty dry cornbread dressing I wouldn’t feed to the dog!!) — add enough water to make this into almost like a soup. And I mean really pretty soupy (maybe just a little bit of water separated at the top – kind of like a gruel). You should be able to look at it and see the cornbread crumbles floating in the shallow layer water. But it’s okay. This will cook out, leaving a nice, moist dressing.

Now’s the time to taste. Don’t worry – if you like cornbread, it’ll be okay. If it tastes like it needs more salt (which it most likely will with all the water), this is when you add it. But be careful to add just a little bit at a time, because it can become very salty very quickly. You can also add more of the other seasonings at this time, a little at a time – but be sure to taste test after each addition. You should be able to notice a subtle flavor of sage in the mix.  If you don’t, add a little bit more of that.  I sometimes will add a little bit of onion powder at this point if it doesn’t have quite enough onion flavor for us.

Now, this recipe will make at least a 9×13 and a 9×9 pan of dressing. Be sure to spray well with nonstick coating. Bake at 325 for at least 1-1/2 hours. You know it’s pretty much done whenever the dressing starts pulling away from the sides of the pans and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

This is a great stuffing also, of course after it’s cooked.

I will try to add photos of this when it gets closer to Thanksgiving (when I usually make it most often) so you can see what it looks like in the process.

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A very dear friend (Onitta) gave me this recipe.  I have yet to make it up, but I do have all the ingredients for it.  I just need to find the time.  These steaks are absolutely delicious and can be used in many recipes.  Just use your imagination as to how and where you want to use them.


Do Pep Steaks

3 c Do Pep (vital wheat gluten)
3/4 c whole wheat flour (can use oat flour)
4 – 5 T. chicken seasoning (see NOTE below for using beef seasoning)
3/4 t. garlic powder
3/4 t. onion powder
4 T brewer’s yeast powder or flakes
3 c warm water
1/4 c soy sauce


Mix first six ingredients.
Add 3 c warm water to which has been added 1/4 c soy sauce. 
Mix quickly.
Knead and then roll into 2 or 3 rolls.  Place each in a plastic gallon bag.
Let stand 2 to 4 hours or overnight (can be frozen).


Cut across rolls into steaks and drop into 12 cups boiling water to which has been added the following:

1/2 c soy sauce
4 T brewer’s yeast
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t garlic powder

Boil gently for one hour.  Cool and drain.  Place in plastic bags according to needs.

NOTE: For that beefy flavored… add/substitute the following in steps 1 and 2
1.    Use George Washington broth and Sovex (or Vegex) in place of chicken seasoning.
2.    Increase onion and garlic powder to 1 t and add 1 t sage.

Onitta would make these up and freeze several bags of these at a time so that all she had to do was remove them from the freezer and cook them for whatever dish she was making.

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