Summer Baked Tempeh Burgers

Tempeh burgers have been a recurring family favorite at our table this summer.

This version is particularly awesome, and becomes an easy weeknight meal with such minimal effort. The bonus is they’re so darn delicious.

I love these topped with my ratatouille (as you see in the photo), but simple avocado slices, or lettuce and tomato, or even pickles and mustard are all you need for a finishing touch.

These are good enough for special occasions or Sunday night dinners all summer long. For a beautifully abundant platter, just serve with air-baked fries and a green salad – or coleslaw and corn on the cob! 🙂

SUMMER BAKED TEMPEH BURGERS

1 clove garlic
1 8-ounce block tempeh
1 onion, roughly chopped
1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons Braggs Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
generous sprinkle Creole Seasoning

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Add garlic to the bowl of a large food processor and mince briefly. Remove processor lid, and add the rest of the ingredients.  Process until almost (but not entirely) smooth.

Empty contents onto a clean cutting board. Divide mixture evenly into 6 portions, and form into even burger-shaped patties. Place burgers on a nonstick baking sheet or oven-safe griddle. Bake for approximately 18 minutes, and carefully flip. Continue baking for an additional 7 minutes, or until golden brown.

Remove tempeh burgers from oven, and serve immediately on toasted sprouted whole-grain buns, along with your favorite flavorful toppings and condiments.

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