Smoky Mushroom and Tempeh Veggie Burgers

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Smoky Mushroom and Tempeh Veggie Burgers
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Prep: 20 mins Cooks: 10 mins

Ingredients (Serves 4)

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  • 150 g white onionfinely diced
  • 4 garlic clovesfinely diced
  • 200 g chestnut mushroom2cm cubed
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 tbsp porridge oats (rolled)
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 200 g plain tempeh2cm cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

To serve, optional

  • 4 burger bun
  • 160 g baby gem lettuce
  • 50 g red onionoptional
  • 200 g tomatoesfinely sliced
  • 100 g cheddar cheesefinely sliced (optional)

If you want to cut back on red meat, have a veggie friend coming to a barbecue, or want to convince a plant-based sceptic, this recipe is guaranteed to please. Tempeh is an excellent source of protein and prebiotic fibres. Combined with mushrooms we think it makes these plant-based burgers taste unbelievably meaty and super good for your gut microbes!

Prep: 20 mins Cooks: 10 mins

Ingredients (Serves 4)

Metric
Imperial

  • 150 g white onionfinely diced
  • 4 garlic clovesfinely diced
  • 200 g chestnut mushroom2cm cubed
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 tbsp porridge oats (rolled)
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 200 g plain tempeh2cm cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

To serve, optional

  • 4 burger bun
  • 160 g baby gem lettuce
  • 50 g red onionoptional
  • 200 g tomatoesfinely sliced
  • 100 g cheddar cheesefinely sliced (optional)

Gather ...

Gather and prepare your ingredients.

Heat ha...

Heat half the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and a light sprinkle of salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes until softened and translucent.

Add the...

Add the mushrooms to the pan and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes, until reduced. Then add the tempeh, paprika, tomato puree and tamari and cook, stirring often, for a further 5-6 minutes, until everything is darkened, sticky and caramelised. Remove from the heat, stir through the oats and allow to cool slightly.

Place t...

Place the mixture into a food processor and mix until you have a coarse paste. It should hold together when you squeeze it and have some larger chunks remaining.

Shape i...

Shape into 4 equal sized balls and then flatten into patties, about 10cm in diameter and 1.5cm thick.

To cook...

To cook, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, until nicely coloured all over the surface.If you are using cheese add it now, turn down heat to low, cover and allow to melt, 1-2 minutes.

Serve i...

Serve in burger buns, if desired, with your favourite toppings with your favourite toppings of ketchup, mayo, mustard, etc.

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