Vegan Burgers Made with Mushrooms, Chickpeas and TVP
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An easy to whip up, low fat, high protein and deliciously flavorful vegan burger, sure to delight both the vegans and omn's in your household.
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Recipe Type: Light Meals
Cuisine: Vegan
Number Servings: 10-12
What You Need
  • 2 cups textured vegetable protein
  • 8 ox package of mushrooms, chopped
  • ¾ can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained, rinsed, then mashed lightly
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 Tablespoon Not Chicken seasoning paste
  • ⅓ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup shallot, chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped white or yellow onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Bragg's liquid aminos, or tamari
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ⅓ cup vital wheat gluten
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Santa Maria seasoning or other seasoned salt
  • ¾ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ⅔ cup packed chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
How to Do It
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking sheet lightly with vegetable oil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the TVP, chopped mushrooms, seasoning paste and boiling water. Set bowl aside for 10-15 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet, place 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Heat over medium-high flame. When hot, add the shallot, red pepper, and onion..Sautee for about 5 minutes until union is translucent.
  4. Add garlic and saute another 30 seconds.
  5. Add tamari, cumin, oregano, seasoned salt, and black pepper, and cook 30 seconds more.
  6. Place the TVP mixture, onion mixture, fresh basil leaves,flax meal, and vital wheat gluten into food processor. Process just until mixture begins to bind together.
  7. Stir in the mashed chickpeas and mix thoroughly. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
  8. Use a scoop or measuring cup to measure even amounts of the mixture, placing on prepared baking sheet. Press into uniform patties about ⅓" thick. Spritz patties with vegetable spray.
  9. Place in preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Recipe by Blacks Going Vegan! at