Yield
4 servings

Tempeh comes in different varieties, such as five-grain, three-grain, and soy-rice. We like these burgers made with soy tempeh. Chill the tempeh well before slicing so it will be less apt to crumble.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

Prepare grill.

Step 3

Place buns, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted.

Step 4

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. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons ketchup and 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard evenly over each bun top. Place 1 lettuce leaf on bottom half of each bun; top with 2 tempeh pieces, 1 tomato slice, 1 onion slice, and top half of bun.

Ratings & Reviews

mandofan's Review

mandofan
December 11, 2012
Meh... It's good but not great. Definitely marinate overnight.

Leiann2u's Review

Leiann2u
September 21, 2011
If you are vegetarian or Vegan I wouldn't use the Ketchup (too much sugar and preservatives) nor the vegetable oil - bad for you. I keep Coconut oil on hand. The flavor was good with my substitutions and then I made it with Spicy Tempeh and it was fabulous!

kwkollins's Review

kwkollins
September 02, 2009
I liked it, husband didn't. It was incredibly easy and fast which is always nice. I didn't grill the tempeh, just pan fried it.