Vegan Roughly-Chopped Soy Bean Hamburger

Vegan Roughly-Chopped Soy Bean Hamburger

Roughly chopped and boiled soy beans give this a ground-meat like texture, and green peppers, nutmeg, and sage make it absolutely delicious. This is our family's go-to hamburger recipe.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Soy beans (boiled and roughly chopped)
●Green peppers
1 clove
1 piece
1 tablespoon
◎Oatmeal (or wheat gluten)
4 tablespoons
◎Olive oil
1 tablespoon
◎Salt and pepper
to taste
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
◎Soup stock granules
1 teaspoon
For the hamburger sauce:
3 tablespoons
Japanese-style Worcestershire Sauce
3 tablespoons


1. Roughly chop the boiled soy beans, and finely mince the ● ingredients. If using a food processor, only use it in short bursts, taking care not to turn the soy beans into a paste.
2. Combine the ◎ ingredients with Step 1 and form into paddies. Cook in a frying pan coated with a thin layer of olive oil. Cover with a lid and cook each side for 4 minutes. Do not touch them until they've browned.
3. In the same frying pan, add the ketchup and Japanese-style Worcestershire sauce. Mix together and lightly heat, taking care not to burn it. Pour over the hamburger.
4. Try eating this a la hamburger style with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise between two buns. It's really delicious.

Story Behind this Recipe

I roughly diced soy beans in a blender, and mixed them with some okara from handmade tofu that I wanted to use up.
Chunky okara gives it a nice texture and can be used as a substitute for ground meat. It can also be stored in the freezer.