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The Best Vegan Burger
The Best Vegan Burger
Recipe by Debi Pedersen


1 c. water
2 t. granulated onion
2 t. McKay’s Beef Style Instant Broth & Seasoning
3 T. Bragg Liquid Aminos™ or low-sodium soy sauce
2 t. food yeast flakes
3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 ½ c. quick or regular oats
¼ c. finely chopped walnuts
½ t. dried sage
¼ t. dried marjoram
¼ t. dried thyme

1 finely grated large carrot (or 2 small)
2 T. instant potato flakes
3 T. chopped fresh parsley
1 14 - 16 oz. pkg. medium firm regular tofu, drained, pressed dry, crumbled
Olive oil, for frying


Bring first six ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the oats, walnuts, sage, marjoram and thyme. Cover and let stand for ten minutes.
Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the oat mixture and mix well (mixing with hands works great). Press into a 1/3 cup measuring cup or scoop. Tap out onto a piece of foil (I prefer nonstick), and press down and shape into a bun-sized patty.
Heat a small amount of olive oil in large nonstick skillet. Peel foil from patty, transfer to skillet and fry on each side until very golden. Do not be tempted to turn before patties are really browned and crispy. Repeat with oil and remaining patties. Serves 10

About Debi Pedersen

Debi Pedersen enjoys using her cooking experience to help you include meatless recipes in your meal plans. She knows the tastes you're looking for and how to make meatless cooking appealing, nutritous and easy. With a Master's degree in home economics, Debi's done many things — from catering events large and small to teaching vegetarian cooking classes. As an author of two meatless cookbooks, she loves changing meat dishes into meatless versions as well as creating new recipes. Debi also serves as trust officer for the Northern California Conference Planned Giving & Trust Services/Property & Risk Management Department. In addition to cooking and baking in her spare time, she appears on Lifestyle Magazine on Trinity Broadcasting Network, sews, and travels with her husband, Pastor Jim Pedersen. For more nutrition tips and recipes from Debi, visit her website.