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Vegan Tempeh Burger

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If you read the title, then you know my secret ingredient to the BEST vegan veggie burger. That’s right–it’s tempeh. I’ve tried to make a good veggie burger for years (no exaggeration). I’ve used so many different ingredients as the base, and it always either falls apart or is too dry. But I’ve finally done it! This vegan & gluten-free veggie burger stays together, is super flavorful and has plenty of protein. And it makes the perfect compliment to this Miso Slaw.

If you’re unfamiliar with this soy protein, you’re in luck. This fun video talks about my new fav ingredient and shows you how easy it is to make a delicious homemade veggie burger from scratch!

Ingredients to make a Vegan Tempeh Burger

To make this, you’ll need:

  • 8 oz tempeh
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 pepper chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1/4 shallot
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons oil, any kind

Ingredient Swaps & Substitutions

  • Smoked paprika: If you don’t have smoked paprika, you can swap with any other kind of paprika you have on hand
  • Sriracha: Sriracha adds an element of spice to this dish, so any kind of hot sauce could be used to replace it if you don’t have sriracha

How to make a Vegan Tempeh Burger

You won’t believe how easy these Vegan Tempeh Burger patties are to make! You can also make these patties ahead of time and cook them when you’re ready to eat.

Here’s how to make them:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Using your hands, form four patties.
  3. Brush patties with oil and bake for 20 minutes or sautée for 5-7 minutes on each side.

Serving Suggestions

You can enjoy these vegan tempeh burger patties as a traditional plant-based burger option, but some of my other recommendations of how you can serve these vegan patties include:

  • Eat in a lettuce wrap for a low-carb option
  • Serve with a miso slaw
  • Enjoy with a variety of sides– such as sweet potato fries or a green salad
  • Top with slices of creamy avocado 
  • Chop it up and serve it as part of a salad or grain bowl

Vegan Tempeh Burger

Servings 3 burgers
Calories 318 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces tempeh
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 pepper chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1/4 shallot
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons oil any kind

Instructions

  1. These veggie burgers can be made in the oven or on the stovetop. If you're baking in the oven, preheat to 400 degree F.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. You may have to stop and scrape down the sides.
  3. Using your hands, form four patties. Brush each one with oil and cook thoroughly. (Bake for 20 minutes, flipping the pattie halfway through the cooking process OR Sautee for 5-7 minutes on each side in a skillet.)
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Tempeh Burger
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 1119mg49%
Potassium 596mg17%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 7579IU152%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 141mg14%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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