Hemp Burgers

These delicious burgers are packed with goodness!  They are high in protein and calcium, and also contain cancer-preventing antioxidants and cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.  They are delicious served in a bap with all the trimmings, and a side dish of roasted veggies, or sweet potato chips and salad.

Serves 8 (freezable)
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 block firm tofu (approx. 400g / 14oz), drained
150g / 5¼oz / 1 cup shelled hempseeds (these can be bought in health food stores and online).
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato purée
130g / 4½oz / 1 cup herb stuffing mix (I use sage & onion)
wholegrain breadcrumbs
wheatgerm for coating

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4.
  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan (skillet) and sauté the onion and garlic, until the onion has softened.
  3. Using a blender or food processor, blend together the tofu, hempseeds, onion, garlic, soy sauce, tomato purée and stuffing mix. If the mixture feels a little wet, add some wholegrain breadcrumbs to firm it up.
  4. Form the mixture into burger shapes, using a burger press* or your hands. Coat each side of the burger in wheatgerm and place on a baking tray that has been lightly sprayed with oil. Lightly spray the top of the burgers with oil and cook in the oven for 10 minutes on each side.

* I highly recommend buying a burger press to make you burgers look professional.  They are so easy to use and can be bought cheaply online.  I bought mine from Ebay for less than £4 and I’m really pleased with it 🙂

 

3 thoughts on “Hemp Burgers

  1. Are you planning to do a hemp burger without soy etc? I love hemp too and a burger is another welcome addition to the small amount of recipes I have with this.

    1. Hi! I haven’t made a hemp burger without soy before but I’m definitely up for the challenge. I’ll put it on the ‘to do’ list for 2018. Thanks for the suggestion and Happy New Year! xx

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