This is an extermely inexpensive way to eat a veggie burger. You can make these burgers for a fraction of the cost of regular veggie burgers. I came up with this recipe because students in my vegetarian course were complaining about the cost of vegetarian convenience items. I used okara, which is the pulpy fiber that remains after making soy milk. I usually buy it at Marukai in Gardena, but I heard it is also at Meiji Tofu, also in Gardena. Recently, I bought a small bag at Tozai foods in Rosemead. Sometimes I use 25% dried Okara (bought in the package) amd 75% fresh okara because the addition of dried okara seems to help the burger bind a little better.
- 2 cups okara (soybean pulp I buy it at Marukai in Gardena)
- ½ cup steel cut oats
- ½ cup diced veggies (I used mixed colored bell peppers)
- 2 TB imitation bacon bits (optional)
- ¼ Cup plus 2 TB Teriyaki sauce (I used Soy Vay)
- ¼ cup water
Combine all ingredients and press firmly into patties; place on a lightly greased baking pan and bake at 350 degrees – approximately 15 minutes on each side. Since these burgers contain no egg, they are somewhat fragile, so be careful when turning them.