Grilled Tempeh Veggie Burgers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

This protein-rich vegetarian (vegan) recipe is from "Cooking Light Magazine". Chill the tempeh well before slicing so it will be less apt to crumble. This recipe requires at least 3 hours of marinating, the longer the better. Serve with whole-grain burger buns, and whatever toppings you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Split tempeh in half horizontally with a sharp knife; cut each piece in half crosswise. Place tempeh in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Combine water and next 5 ingredients (water through garlic) in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Pour over tempeh; seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator 3 hours to overnight.
  2. Prepare grill.
  3. Remove tempeh from marinade, reserving marinade. Place tempeh on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned, basting frequently with reserved marinade.


Most Helpful

This was simple and had a great taste! I love the marinade! Next time I will let it marinade longer (I only waited about 2 1/2 hours). I will definitely make these again!

Dominick & Amanda June 06, 2010

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