Tempeh Veggie Burgers

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3


A delicious veggie burger that’s made with tempeh and holds together so well you can cook it on the grill! Added bonus, it’s packed with plant-based protein.


  • 1 8 oz package Garden Veggie Lightlife tempeh
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion

  • 1/4 cup grated carrots

  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast

  • 2 Tablespoons oat flour

  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed

  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 Tablespoon tamari

  • 1 Tablespoon coconut sugar

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • nonstick cooking spray

  • buns and toppings of your choice


  1. Cut block of tempeh into 4-6 pieces and place in a pot with water and a steamer basket. Steam for about 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat with ½ Tablespoon olive oil. Once oil is warm add the onion and carrots into the skillet and cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Let cool.

  3. Put the cooked onion and carrot mixture into a food processor (affiliate link) with the steamed tempeh, nutritional yeast, oat flour, flaxseed, balsamic vinegar, tamari, coconut sugar, garlic powder, chili powder and paprika.

  4. Pulse until everything is chopped and combined — just don’t over-process the mixture because you want the burgers to have a little texture.

  5. Transfer the tempeh mixture into a large bowl and let chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

  6. Once chilled, form mixture into 2-3 patties. Heat grill to medium heat. Spray grate with nonstick spray and add the patties. Cook each side until browned, about 6-7 minutes total.

  7. Put the burgers on a bun and serve with condiments of your choice. I used spicy mustard, onions, lettuce and ketchup.

  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 burger without toppings
  • Calories: 243
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 19g