Vegetarian BBQ Tempeh Cheeseburgers
Hearty and protein rich vegetarian tempeh cheeseburgers are a great meatless BBQ idea. These tempeh burgers are easy to make vegan – just omit the cheese or use vegan cheese.
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- 1 pound tempeh, cut into square patties
- 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, peeled, halved, and sliced
- 4 crusty rolls, halved
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
- 1 cup microgreens
- Place tempeh patties into a shallow dish and cover with BBQ sauce, turning to coat. Set aside.
- Coat a saute pan over medium heat with olive oil. Add sliced onion and cook, stirring occasionally until caramelized, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Coat grill with cooking spray and heat to medium high. Alternatively, heat oven to 400 degrees. Remove tempeh from dish and place on grill or bake right in the dish. Grill until dark grill marks appear, turning once, about 10 minutes total. If baking, bake for 20 minutes, turning once.
- Place rolls on grill with bottom half placed cut side down, and top half cut side up. Immediately place cheese on top half of rolls. Close grill and toast rolls until cheese has melted. Remove from heat.
- Assemble burgers by placing sliced avocado on bottom half of roll. Place tempeh on top of avocado. Top tempeh with microgreens, caramelized onions, and top half of roll.
- Serve with more BBQ sauce, if desired.
If you'd like more tender tempeh patties that absorb more flavor and less bitterness, steam the whole tempeh for 10 minutes, then drain and proceed with marinating in sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 burger
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 406mg Carbohydrates: 38g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 10g Protein: 27g