Grilled Tempeh Burgers

Grilled Tempeh Burgers
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 218.5
  • Total Fat: 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,160.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 15.2 g

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Steaming the tempeh first (about 15 minutes) makes it more digestible. Steaming the tempeh first (about 15 minutes) makes it more digestible.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 (8 oz.) pkg. tempeh, halved lengthwise, then crosswise into 4 pieces
    1/4 cup low-sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
    2 Tbs. mirin (Japanese rice cooking wine)
    1 tsp. garlic powder
    1 tsp. onion powder
    4 whole grain hamburger buns


Suggested Toppings: Grainy mustard, Cheese, Guacamole or avocado slices, sliced jalapeņo peppers, tomatoes, Butter or Romaine lettuce,red onion slices, sauerkraut, or sliced dill or sweet pickles.


Cut tempeh in half and steam in or over simmering water for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a small plate. Poke small holes in tempeh with a fork on both sides and set aside.

Mix tamari, mirin, garlic powder, and onion powder in a wide, shallow dish to make a marinade. Add tempeh, turning to coat, cover, and set aside for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.

Heat a grill over medium heat. Grill tempeh about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until browned with grill marks. Alternately, heat a small amount of canola oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook tempeh for 3 to 4 minutes on both sides, until browned.

Serve tempeh on buns with your choice of toppings.

Serving Size: Makes 4 burgers

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PAULSTGEORGE.

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