Tempeh probably isn’t the first ingredient that comes to mind when it comes to making veggie burgers, but this earthy and firm food can lend itself to some tasty patties. When it’s cooked, seasoned, and paired with the right combination of ingredients, it may just convince you that you’ve found your new go-to burger. Here are 8 tempeh burgers that will satisfy any palate.
1. Buffalo Tempeh Burger
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You’ll never have anything like this Buffalo Tempeh Burger by Florian Nouh. Meaty, savory, spicy, and sweet — yes, sweet — from Medjool dates, these burgers are covered with sauce and topped with onion rings or potato chips. These burgers will be your new best friend. They’re perfect for backyard barbecues, but you shouldn’t wait for a special occasion to dive right into this recipe.
2. Tempeh Burgers With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
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These Tempeh Burgers With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto by Kyra Howearth are delicious and packed with zinc-rich ingredients. Follow this recipe to make your own whole-grain bread rolls, too!
3. Tempeh Black Bean Burgers With Creamy Dill Sauce
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When mashed and mixed with other flavors it creates a texture that is unmatched by beans or tofu alone. These Tempeh Black Bean Burgers With Creamy Dill Sauce by Ashley Madden are perfected by mixing black beans and tempeh and it’s baked, not fried. Pair with the homemade creamy dill sauce for the perfect flavor combo!
4. Tempeh Bacon Portobello Mushroom Burger
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This Tempeh Bacon Portobello Mushroom Burger by Florian Nouh is incredibly easy to make – it only takes five ingredients and two easy steps to make. It makes the perfect base for you to add whatever your other favorite burger toppings may be. Plus, it’s grain-free so almost everyone can enjoy it.
5. Pumpkin Tempeh Veggie Burgers
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When it comes to making veggie burgers, the sky is the limit. Thes meaty Pumpkin Tempeh Veggie Burgers by Heather Poire are made from a combination of pumpkin purée, tempeh, and kale, so they’re packed with flavor and nutrition. The herbs are standard and could be substituted for whatever you like best because the real star flavor is liquid smoke. These burgers freeze fantastically, making them great options for a mid-week meal when you don’t necessarily have the time to cook.
6. Black Bean Tempeh and Oat Burgers
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This burger is a hearty, plant-based patty at its finest! Black beans, tempeh, and oats are combined, seasoned with garlic and nutritional yeast (among other things), and then baked until firm. Apart from being delicious, these Black Bean Tempeh and Oat Burgers by Anarki “AJ” Tjon Affo are also freezer-friendly, so go ahead and make a big batch!
7. Trifecta Burger
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The three Ts of soy (TVP, Tofu, and Tempeh) join forces to create a Trifecta Burger by Joni Marie Newman that will rock your socks off. Serve on a toasted bagel or toasted white bun with a generous schmear of Tangy Tahini Sauce, lettuce, tomato, and sprouts, as pictured. A big helping of steamed veggies would also complement this nicely.
8. Tempeh and Black Bean Burger
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This burger patty has a lot going on. Made primarily of tempeh and black beans, it’s a little sweet, salty, spicy, savory, and bursting with umami from the nutritional yeast. Sandwiched between two crunchy English muffins, this Tempeh and Black Bean Burger by Zsu Dever is unique!
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