Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
If you like Boca burgers you will absolutely adore these yummy, homemade soy burgers. You can cook your own soybeans or find canned soy beans in the health food section of your grocery store. I make double or triple batches of these and freeze them for a quick lunch
- 1 (15 ounce) can soybeans, rinsed and drained
- 1⁄2 cup tofu, mashed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 -2 garlic clove
- 1 cup onion, minced
- 2 scallions, minced
- 1⁄4 cup parsley, to taste
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dried mustard
- 2 cups fine breadcrumbs
- Place everything except bread crumbs in a food processor or blender and puree until fairly smooth.
- Transfer to a bowl, and add the bread crumbs. Stir until well combined.
- Form into patties abut 4 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick, using about 1/2 cup of mixture for each patty.
- Heat a heavy, non stick skillet and brush with oil. When pan is hot, add burgers and turn the heat down to medium, and cook for about 10 minutes on each side. Watch them carefully so they get nice and brown but don't burn.
- Serve burger style.
This a basic recipe. It seems like you add anything you want as long as the water content is low enough to form patties. So first off, I used 15 oz (1.5 cups) of cooked lentils instead of soybeans and twice as much garlic. Anything to add more flavor will make these better like mushrooms or marinated tofu. I doused the uncooked patties with worchestershire sauce and let it soak in before cooking them. On two patties I tried an oyster sauce topping. In my opinion, they needed some color, they were looking like an unappetizing shade of yellow-green. Good basic recipe!