If you're feeling like a hearty, get your hands dirty kind of burger, you've come to the right recipe! These soya mince burgers are filling, easy to prepare and delicious. You can use any soy mince, but be sure to read my soya tips down below!
This soya mince burger recipe has been a roller coaster to perfect. Some days the patties held their shape, and were just amazing. Other times I want to start crying because they just aren't cooperating! But, I believe I have created the best burger recipe now, after much trial and error!
Here are some other soy recipes you might enjoy!
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💭 TOP TIPS
How do I keep my veggie burgers from falling apart?
- The consistency of the mixture should be sticky yet still a bit crumbly for the perfect burgers.
- If your mixture is too sloppy, simply add more breadcrumbs.
- If the mix is too dry and falling apart you can add 1 tablespoon of water. (Or add another flax egg)
- I use a round mold to form my patties so they are all exactly the same shape and size. Doing this also gives the patties a better chance of holding it together.
- You can refrigerate your patties for about 15 minutes before cooking in a non-stick pan.
- Not all soy is the same. And that is okay - buy whatever you can! But I have found that the smaller, drier pieces of soy mince are better. So if you buy larger mince, just pulse it in the blender to get it all into smaller, finer pieces that will stick together.
How do you make soy burgers taste better?
- Seasoning - Seasoning is your friend. Seriously! Just like meat burgers, vegan burger patties also need some extra spice and flavouring. This soya patty recipe includes ingredients like Marmite, soy sauce, cumin and coriander to make it a flavourful meal.
- Condiments - This is here you can let your mind go wild and work with the flavours you love. And what will suit the burger patties - for this recipe I drizzled BBQ or sweet chilli sauce on them in the last minute of cooking.
How do you make soy burgers from scratch?
- Pulse your pre prepared soya mince into really small bits.
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Form 4 patties by pushing the mixture firmly into a round mold.
- Cook and serve!
How do you eat a hamburger without a bun?
Bunless burgers can be delicious! I love using a large mushroom or just a simple bed of lettuce. Of course this makes it almost impossible to eat with your hands 😉
Enjoy your soya mince burgers with a side salad or some potato fries!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is mince made of?
Textured soy protein, also known as texturized vegetable protein, is made from soy flour. Soybean flour is mixed with water and then formed into the desired product. You can buy mince dehydrated or pre prepared in most supermarkets.
Do you need to soak soya mince?
If you buy the dehydrated mince, then yes. Be sure to follow the packets instructions. You can also buy ready to use soya mince that will be in the fridge or freezer at your local supermarket.
How do I store soya patties?
Leave your "raw" patties in the fridge for up to 2 days in an airtight container.
Store leftovers in an airtight container and reheat before eating.
Soya Mince Burgers
- 4 White buns or lettuce wraps
- Using a blender, pulse your soya mince into small bits.
- In a bowl mix all of the ingredients together.
- Form 4 patties by pushing the mix firmly into a round mold.
- Optional step - Leave them in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up. This can help them hold their shape.
- Fry up your burger patties in a pan (with oil) over medium heat for about 3 minutes each side. Drizzle your favourite sauce over the patties in the last minute!
- Assemble the burgers the way you like them.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Leave your "raw" patties in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container and reheat before eating.
- If your mixture is too sloppy, you should add more breadcrumbs.
- If the mix is too dry you can add 1 tablespoon of water.