Spicy Tempeh Burger

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: make 8 patties


  • 200g tempeh

  • 1 large white onion, finely diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced 

  • 2 tsp organic coconut sugar or honey

  • A quarter tsp of salt 

  • 1 tin of black beans, drained and mashed with a fork 

  • 1 tsp of  coriander, paprika, oregano, garlic powder

  • ¼ tsp of chilli powder

  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseeds or an egg

  • 2 tbsp of tomato puree

  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil 




  1. Slice the tempeh into 1 inch slices and steam for 10 minutes

  2. On a low-medium heat, sauté the onion in the coconut oil until they have gone clear. Add the garlic and other spices and cook for 1 minute.

  3. Add all of the ingredients together in a blender and pulse until the ingredients are mixed thoroughly but there is still texture in the mix.

  4. Make into 8 patties and bake for 20 minutes 

  5. Serve as a burger replacement or with your salad of choice.


Nutritional-2-pennies: I love tempeh, it is arguably THE BEST vegan source of protein (19% protein). There are so many benefits of tempeh, so if you’re interested I recommend you read this.