Thursday, October 23, 2014

smokey pumpkin tempeh veggie burgers

Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP
Regardless of the time of year, Justin and I love a good veggie burger. They are quick, easy and can be loaded with tons veggie goodness. 

When it comes to veggie burgers the possibilities are truly endless - homemade veggie burgers typically freeze well making it an awesome mid week go to when you don't have time to "cook". Make a batch over the weekend and freeze the rest to enjoy throughout the month.

Iv'e mentioned a few times my love for savory pumpkin dishes and this one totally fits the bill in both savory + pumpkin departments.

Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP
I still have a crap ton of greens growing in the garden- our Dino Kale is loving this cooler weather and is totally thriving. 
 Plus who needs an excuse for sneaking in greens wherever + whenever possible.
Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP
The seasonings are pretty straight forward, the star is the liquid smoke which ties everything together- I am a sucker for smokey tempeh anything!

All ingredients minus the breadcrumbs are added to a food processor and blended a few times- the breadcrumbs are then folded into the mixture and shaped into veggie burgers.

Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP
Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP
When it comes to veggie burgers or dogs I am all about the toppings- the more I can fit the better. However, this time around I opted to keep it pretty simple- caramelized onions ('cause they make everything better ) a good spreading of veganaise + broccoli sprouts. 

You could definitely spice up your veganaise by adding a hit of chipotle + maple syrup or sub in chipotle for sriracha.

Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP

Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP
Our burgers are never complete until the fries or chips join in- a good cold beer is usually in order too. Magic Hat Wilhem Scream is a pretty amazing Seasonal Craft Brew that would pair amazingly well with this veggie burger.
Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP
Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP
I'm sorry/not sorry for so many veggie burger pictures- I really could not help myself.

Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP
Do you load on the toppings or go for the bare minimum when it comes to your dogs + burgers?

Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Burgers // SMBP
Smokey Pumpkin Tempeh Veggie Burger
makes 6 burgers

you will need:
  8 oz tempeh - roughly cut into pieces
2 cups lacinato (dino) kale shredded- stems removed
 2 cloves garlic - peeled + crushed
5 medium baby bella mushrooms- cut in half
2 tbsp chives
1/3 cup pepitas
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cumin 
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp liquid smoke 

2 tsp Sriracha or to taste

(1) 15 oz can canned pumpkin 

1 cup panko bread crumbs*

broccoli sprouts
caramelized onions

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees

Place Tempeh, kale, garlic + mushrooms into a bowl of a food processor and process for a minute or so until mixture begins to form. 

Add chives through sriracha and process until all large pieces of mushrooms, tempeh + garlic are broken down into smaller bits. 

Pulse in Pumpkin until well mixed.

Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl, fold in bread crumbs . Working with a heaping 1/2 cup at a time form mixture into patties. Place patties on a lightly oiled rimmed baking sheet. Continue until mixture is gone, you should get 6 veggie burgers.

Bake for 10-15 minutes , until bottoms begin to brown then flip and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Remove from oven + serve with your favorite toppings!

To make caramelized onions- thinly slice 1/2 a large onion into rounds, add to a small saute pan with 1 tbsp of vegan butter. Cook over medium/low heat stirring occasionally until caramelized. About 15-20 minutes. Great to make while the burgers are cooking!


*to make gluten free simply use gluten free bread crumbs


  1. Totally with you. A good veggie burger should be enjoyed all year 'round! These sound super tasty!

  2. I never would have thought about putting pumpkin in there, but it looks so perfect!

  3. This burger sounds delightful! Maybe it is time to actually get a food processor. :) I tend to go for lots of sauteed mushrooms and onions on my burgers -- so good!

  4. I love savoury pumpkin dishes but haven't done it with a burger yet- and you added tempeh (my fav) so now I have to try these!

  5. Your burgers look so delicious, I love pumpkin in my veggie patties!

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  6. I made these burgers last night (topped with a garlic vegenaise spread) and they were delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. That makes me so happy to hear! The garlic veganaise sounds perfect :) !!!

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