Beef Burger Substitute (Low Fat)


1 cup TVP granules (this is a textured vegetable protein.
It is a soy protein product that is available in most
health food stores)
1 scant cup boiling water
1 Tablespoon tomato paste or ketchup
1 16 ounce can pinto, kidney, or other beans, drained
1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 Tablespoon tarmari or soy sauce
1 teaspoon sweetener
Salt and pepper to taste
Whole wheat flour for dusting


Pour boiling water over TVP and tomato paste in a bowl. Stir and let
rest for 10 minutes. In food processor, combine TVP mixture and
remaining ingredients except for flour. Pulse until mixture is almost
a puree. Dust hands with flour and shape mixture into 6 burgers.
Dust them lightly in flour. Layer the burgers with sheets of waxed
paper and refrigerate for at least one hour. Cook on a grill covered
with foil for about 10 minutes on each side.

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