Author: Canadian Living

My husband, David and I very much enjoy eating as do lots of people but we have a golden rule - no junk food. We eat healthily, we love recipes using fresh vegetables and eat lots of fruit. I am constantly looking for new vegetarian recipes which have a different spin on the usual rather dreary choices available. I was inspired to create this recipe as although I know that soy is especially beneficial to pre and post menopausal woman, I can not tolerate the taste or texture of tofu. I experimented with these burgers until I obtained this taste and lovely nutty texture. The burgers can be served to children with the usual fix-ins (they don't need to be told that they are not made of meat!) They can also be served as a main dish together with vegetables, I have tried sauteed red peppers and green beans or ratatouille, okra sauteed in tomato sauce, and potatoes, lovely new ones boiled in their skins or bigger potatoes cut up small, drizzled with oil and sprinkled with sweet paprika and then roasted. The variations are endless.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : ydav freeman



1. Soak soy flakes in enough warm water to barely cover in large bowl for about one hour. 2. Line about 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper. 3. Finely chop carrots, mushrooms and onion (use electric chopper if preferred but not food processor) and saute with a little oil in skillet. 4. Strain excess water from soy flakes and add sauteed vegetables, a little tomato paste and the seasonings (try a little of the mixture and adjust seasonings to taste). 5. Add egg and enough bulgur wheat and chick pea flour to make a smooth, fairly pliable consistency, adding more if necessary. 6. Shape mixture into about 30 medium-sized burgers and place on prepared baking sheets. 7. Freeze the burgers on the sheets as the burgers cook better from frozen and are easier to flip. 8. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. 9. When burgers frozen remove from freezer, drizzle a little oil over the burgers and bake until nicely browned on one side and then turn over. 10. To serve, heap burgers on to warmed serving dish.
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Soy Burgers