Basic information

Savoury vegetarian burgers


4 tsp
 Olive oil, divided
4 tsp
 Taco seasoning mix
 Hamburger buns, toasted
333333333333 c
 Minced green onions
3/4 lb
 Firm tofu
2 Tbs
 Nutritional yeast
2 Tbs
2 Tbs
 Finely minced parsley
2 Tbs
 Sesame seeds
125 tsp
 Cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp
1/4 c
 Wheat germ
1/2 c
 Whole wheat flour
1 medium
 Clove garlic, peeled and
1 c
 Finely grated carrot
1 c
 Finely chopped green cabbage
 Forced through a press
 Several grindings freshly
 Ground black pepper
 Assorted condiments


1. Drain the tofu and slice thinly. Place on a paper towel-lined baking sheet and a couple of cans to weight down. Let drain for 45 minutes. 2. In a nonstick skillet heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, cabbage and garlic; saute 5 minutes. Cool slightly. 3. Process the drained tofu in a food processor until creamy. Add the flour, yeast, ketchup, parsley, sesame seeds, taco seasoning, cayenne, salt and pepper; process until smooth. Add the vegetables and process until the vegetables are finely chopped and incorporated. 4. Form the mixture into 4 patties and dredge in wheat germ. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the burgers and cook 5 minutes. Turn and add another teaspoon oil; continue cooking 4 minutes, or until heated through. (Serve on toasted buns with condiments.) Note: Nutritional yeast can
be found in health food stores. If unavailable substitute 2 tablespoons wheat germ.