Vegetarian TVP Burgers

TVP burger
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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
174 Calories
1g Fat
31g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 349mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These TVP (texturized vegetable protein) veggie burgers are spiced with oregano, chili powder, and cayenne pepper to pack a bit of a kick. Feel free to omit the chili powder and cayenne if you prefer a milder veggie burger, or experiment with adding a few other "meaty"-tasting sauces and spices: a bit of barbecue sauce, a touch of liquid smoke or some vegetarian Worcestershire sauce. Note that these TVP burgers are vegetarian, but since they do call for an egg as a binder, they are not vegan.

TVP makes for a great vegetarian meat substitute as it is affordable, high in protein, versatile and readily available. If you've never tried using TVP to make veggie burgers, try this recipe. Use the TVP "flakes"—the larger "chunks" won't work as well in this recipe. 


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. First, combine TVP and hot vegetable broth in a large bowl. Set aside to allow TVP to rehydrate for at least 15 minutes, or until almost all of the vegetable broth liquid has been absorbed. Drain any excess moisture.

  3. Next, combine rehydrated TVP with remaining ingredients and stir to combine well. You may need to add a little more or less flour to get mixture to the right sticky consistency.

  4. Form mixture into patties and fry in oil over medium heat on each side until lightly browned, or grill on a lightly greased barbecue or indoor grill.

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