Black Soy Bean Burgers

  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

Use black soy beans and TVP (textured vegetable protein) to make a vegetarian burger. Shop for black soy beans in the canned foods section of your local health food store.

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Soy Foods Council


  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth or 3/4 cup water plus 1 vegetarian bouillon cube, crushed
  • 1 cup TVP
  • 1/4 cup cooked or canned black soybeans, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons corn meal
  • 1 packet (1 1/4 ounces) taco seasoning mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons soy oil

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan bring vegetable broth or water and bouillon cube to boiling. Add TVP and let stand 3 minutes.

  2. In a medium bowl, mash half the beans with a fork.

  3. Add remaining beans, onion, flour, cornmeal and seasoning mix. Add eggs and mix well.

  4. Form into 4 patties.

  5. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook until firmed and browned on one side, about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn and brown second side.

  6. Serve your black soy bean burgers on buns with your favorite veggie burger toppings.