Tempeh Burger Recipe

This Tempeh Burger Recipe is a nutritious vegetarian choice you can make for lunch or dinner.
By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors
September/October 1977
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This Tempeh Burger Recipe makes for a delicious vegetarian meal.
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This Tempeh Burger Recipe is a great vegetarian option for lunch or dinner.

Tempeh Burger Recipe

Cut a bun-sized square of tempeh about one-half inch thick. Place it in an oiled skillet and fry one side until it's brown. Add one-half tablespoon of water (be careful when mixing water with oil . . . it splatters!) to the patty, cover the skillet with a lid, and steam the square of tempeh until the water evaporates. Repeat with another half tablespoon of water. Then turn the patty, fry until brown, and steam twice again. (This whole procedure will take about 15 minutes in all). Serve on a sesame seed bun with onion, mustard, ketchup, and lettuce or sauerkraut. Tempeh burger is also great with tartar sauce.

Copyright, 1977 The Farm, Summertown Tennessee, U.S.A. All rights reserved. Publication in THE MOTHER EARTH NEWS® by permission.

Read more about making and cooking tempeh: How to Make and Cook Tempeh.

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1/11/2008 7:25:52 PM
Please help me to use tofu pulp,from making milk out of soybeans,,what else can i do from the pulp,,so wont be wasted and probably can make food out of it,,thanks i enjoyed your website,,very helpful,GOD bless

7/16/2007 5:43:20 PM
Very good instructions here. Thank you very much. God bless, Martin, in Tasmania (I am happy to correspond, but please don,t add me to a mailing list)

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