I HAVE MADE A TEMPEH BURGER!

And it was superb!

I know, I know. You have tried tempeh before but it's just not your cup of tea. I get it, tempeh is today what tofu used to be in the past. A bit too challenging but if treated the right way it can turn into a superstar ingredient and that's exactly what I have done on this burger recipe. So follow it and I promise you, you will change the way you see tempeh forever and it will become a must in your kitchen!

Enough chitchat! Here is the recipe!

• 1 large potato - peeled, diced then pureed
• 1 cup of tempeh (200 g), minced
• 1 cup of cabbage (200 g), minced
• 1/3 cup (or more) of oatmeal flour
• 1/4 cup of pecans, finely chopped
• 4 tablespoons of soy sauce)
• 1 teaspoon of molasses
• 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
• 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
• 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
• 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon of sweet or hot paprika
• 1/4 teaspoon of powdered smoke or liquid smoke - or smoked paprika
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 1/2 teaspoon of grill seasoning
• Salt to taste
• Pepper to taste
• A few drops of lemon
• Oil for frying

Instructions

  • 1.
    Add oil to a skillet, when hot, add the cabbage. Sauté in medium heat until golden brown. This might take some time (about 10 minutes) but it will be totally worth it.
  • 2.
    On a separate skillet, add oil, when hot, add the tempeh, then add the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and the molasses, sauté for about 4 minutes or until the liquids have evaporated.
  • 3.
    When the sautéed ingredients have reached room temperature, add them to a bowl along with the remainder of the ingredients, except for the oil. Mix well until everything is incorporated.
  • 4.
    Cover the mixture with a paper towel and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes or in the freezer for 15 minutes. This will help the patties to get a super crispy crust.
  • 5.
    Remove the bowl from the fridge, and with either damp or oiled hands, make the desired shape patties. Place them on a non-stick silicone baking sheet.
  • 6.
    Add oil to a skillet, when hot, add the patties. Do not overcrowd the skillet otherwise, the patties will fall apart.
  • 7.
    Assemble your burgers using your favorite dressings, vegetables, and cheeses, and enjoy!
  • 8.
    IMPORTANT:
  • 9.
    1. The amount of oatmeal flor will vary, so add more or less to your mixture, since it is supposed to be firm, holding together, and yet moist.
  • 10.
    2. If you don't have liquid smoke or powdered smoke, add smoked paprika and eliminate the sweet or hot paprika in the recipe.
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