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TVP Bean Burger
From: Sue

I have a very similar recipe which works well. I have tried many veggie burger recipes but these simple ones seem to stick better.

  • 1 cup TVP granules (soy protein product)
  • 1 scant cup boiling water
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 19 oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • Red kidney beans can be substituted
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • whole wheat flour for dusting
Pour boiling water over TVP and tomato paste in a bowl.
Stir and let rest for 10 minutes.
In food processor, combine TVP mixture and remaining ingredients except for flour.
Pulse until mixture is almost a puree.
Dust hands with flour and shape mixture into 6 burgers.
Dust them lightly in flour.
Layer the burgers with sheets of waxed paper and refrigerate for a least one hour.
Cook on a grill covered with foil for about 10 minutes on each side or fry in pan at medium high for about 5 minutes each side.