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Heartland Burgers

No recipe image available.Onion-flavored burger patties with the addition of economical textured soy protein.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup textured soy protein*
1 cup water
1 pound ground beef, turkey, chicken or pork
1 (2.4-ounce) package dry onion soup mix
1/4 cup dried onion flakes
2 cups fresh bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add water and textured soy protein. Let stand 10 minutes to absorb water.
  2. Combine hydrated textured soy protein with remaining ingredients; mix well. Form mixture into patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Broil or grill to taste. Top with cheese or salsa.

Makes 8 servings.

*Textured soy protein (TSP) is made from soy flour or soy protein concentrate that is compressed and processed into granules or chunks. It is sold as a dried, granular product, usually at health food stores. When hydrated, TSP has a texture similar to ground beef or other meat products.

Tip: Most recipes call for TSP to be hydrated before it is used in recipes. Read the package directions for re-hydration. When using TSP in soups and sauces, you do not have to rehydrate it before use, just be sure the recipe has enough liquid in it.