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4.16 from 13 votes

Tempeh Veggie Burgers

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 243kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Put the cooked onion and carrot mixture into a food processor with the steamed tempeh, nutritional yeast, oat flour, flaxseed, balsamic vinegar, tamari, coconut sugar, garlic powder, chili powder and paprika.
  • Pulse until everything is chopped and combined — just don’t over-process the mixture because you want the burgers to have a little texture.
  • Transfer the tempeh mixture into a large bowl and let chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  • 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.
  • Put the burgers on a bun and serve with condiments of your choice. I used spicy mustard, onions, lettuce and ketchup.

Nutrition

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