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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Add oil to a skillet, when hot, add the patties. Do not overcrowd the skillet otherwise, the patties will fall apart.
Assemble your burgers using your favorite dressings, vegetables, and cheeses, and enjoy!
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.
2. If you don't have liquid smoke or powdered smoke, add smoked paprika and eliminate the sweet or hot paprika in the recipe.