The best homemade vegan burger patties recipe with beets, brown rice and protein loaded soy curls or TVP crumbles. Easy, meaty and hearty, skip the oil and make it totally whole foods plant based compliant.
1/3cupbread crumbs (whole wheat, panko or vital wheat gluten if you want the patties to be firmer and more grillable.
In a mixing bowl combine the TVP (soy crumbles) and hot water and allow to soak for 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Drain any excess water and fluff with a work.If using soy curls instead make sure to give them a buzz in the food processor before soaking, so that the texture is similar to that of TVP or panko bread crumbs. You want a nice texture not powder.
Add the cooked brown rice and the soaked soy to the bowl of a food processor together with the soy sauce, smoked paprika, beets and all the spices including the tapioca. Use the pulse button to gradually mix everything until combined. DO NOT over process, make sure to keep the nice texture in there, a few quick of pulses is enough.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and fold in the panko bread crumbs. Sometimes I use them sometime I don’t, best for you to use them if making these for the first time. If you want a firmer burger pattie that holds tighter together you might wanna use vital wheat gluten instead of bread crumbs or just up the bread crumbs until firm to your liking. Try both variations and see which one you like best.
Wet or lightly oil your hands and form the mixture into patties. You can make 6 to 8 depending on how big you like them to be.
Pan sear each burger in a hot cast iron skillet for a couple of minutes on each side until golden brown. ( I sprayed my skillet with a little oil just enough to keep the burgers from sticking).
Alternatively you can cook them inside of a toaster oven and allow to cool off for a few minutes before serving.
How to Freeze the Veggie Patties:
Follow the above recipe then place each pattie on a small sheet of parchment paper. Layer 3-4 patties on top of each other (with parchment paper in between) and place in a glass freezer safe container covered with a lid. When ready to eat you can place the patties directly inside of a toaster oven and cook until golden brown on both sides flipping half way.
To make this recipe WFPB and Plantricious compliant make sure to omit the oil in the recipe and use soy curls not TVP.