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Tempeh Veggie Burger Recipe

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Veggie burger with salad
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These zesty little tempeh veggie burger patties make a delicious first or main course. Serve with Mock Tartar Sauce, and a light salad for a perfect spring meal

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 -8 ounce package 3 Grain or Wild Rice tempeh
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra to oil the pan for frying
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet or red onion
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped fine
  • 1 clove garlic chopped fine
  • 1 shallot, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup sourdough or whole grain breadcrumbs
  • 2 ample pinches of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon mild paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme


Cut the tempeh into 8 slices and steam for ten minutes.

When cool enough to handle, crumble into a mixing bowl.

Heat olive oil in a saut� pan over medium heat, and cook onion, celery, garlic, and shallot 5 minutes, or until soft.

Add vegetables to tempeh along with the remaining ingredients, and stir well.

When the mixture is cool enough to handle, make 8 patties.

Cook burgers over medium high heat in a lightly oiled skillet, 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Serves 4

Copyright 2009 by Jen Hoy

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 5 out of 5
Best recipe for veggie burgers I've found so far, Member bornelk

These are wonderfully flavorful, have great texture and don't fall apart. I am constantly searching for new & better veggie/tempeh/bean burger options, and this is my favorite so far. Even my carnivore veggie-hatin' friend ate one and admitted that they were delicious! With a toasted whole-wheat bun and sliced avocado, this is my family's new go-to meal.

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