Tempeh Veggie Burgers


That pretty much sums up what’s going on in my mind right now. Or to put it in layman’s terms: TOO. MUCH.

Still can’t share all the details yet, but this week has been one anxiety-filled, indecisive week. Oh yeah, and my half marathon is in 8 days. I’m pretty pumped for that though. So this whirl wind I’m in explains my lackage of posting yesterday.

Currently digested a wonderful FRIDAY breakfast:



Couldn’t imagine a better post-workout Friday way to break my fast 😉

Last night I got home an hour earlier than intended since a client cancelled on me, so I decided to actually make a dinner! (A novel concept in my household as of late ;))

So a dinner I did make!

I’ve had a half a block of tempeh sitting in my fridge for the past few days. The first half was used here and there – in wraps, in casseroles, and in salads. But the each time I ate it, I thought, next time I’m going to get creative with it. I made…




Tempeh Veggie Burgers

These burgers were insanely delicious! And soooo super easy. It honestly took me about 15 minutes to prep and cook. The texture of tempeh has always reminded me of cold ground (cooked) turkey. It hadn’t occurred to me to turn it into a burger until last night!

Ingredients (makes 4 burgers or 3 Paige sized burgers)

  • half a block of tempeh, cubed
  • 1/2 can black beans
  • 1/2 vidalia onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 T. w.w. flour
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 T Braggs or you could use soy sauce


Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with oil. Then place all ingredients except for the salt, pepper, flour, and sauce into the food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds.



Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse again several times. Form the mixture into three patties, and cook on the grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side.


I topped mine with some avocado and ketchup and ate it ontop of an unseen piece of Millet toast (told ya the burgers were Paige-sized :)) and a side salad of spinach, romaine, zuke, shrooms, and a dressing of balsamic + Dijon + stevia + salt+ olive oil.



I bet it would also taste wonderfully with hummus! Or even some tahini! Mmmm 🙂


Happy Friday everyone! Got any big weekend plans? For once I have a semi-free weekend! Got a few clients to train here and there and my LAST long run before the big half marathon next Saturday, but other than that, it’s all about the catching up. Love it.

Hopefully I’ll get back on the regular blogging cycle soon… thanks for sticking with me guys!


Clarabelle says peace out!



17 Responses

  1. I love the last pic; you caught your cat in the move! I’m also going grocery shopping today, and brussel sprouts are now on my list. Have a great day:-)

  2. My Dad’s birthday is this weekend so I’m looking forward to the family party. Hope you have your much deserved relaxed weekend!

  3. YUM that oatmeal looks so delish! i am not a huge fan of tempeh so I am thinking these tempeh burgers may be right up my ally since they are combined with other ingredients!

  4. I’ve never thought of using tempeh in any form other than a big ol block haha. Those burgers sound great!!

    I feel ya on the ;sldhg;sidfh sentiment 😉 Hope things calm down for you soon!

  5. those look AWEEESOME! especially w. brussel sprouts-my fav! LOVE tempeh 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for this recipe. I just bought my first package of tempeh this week and used half of it. I liked it, but was wondering what other ways I could use it.
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Where did you get your coffee cup in the first picture? I bought a Starbucks one similar to that one a while back and now my hubster wants one and I can’t find them anywhere. 😦

  8. “hfglskjdhglsdhg;sldfhg.” — my mind speaks the same language to me quite often. in fact, it is right now, busy weekend coming up…

    dinner looks great! enjoy your weekend 🙂

  9. Awww, hope the anxiety has been taken down a notch and things are getting figured out! Are you running the full 13 before your half marathon?

    Funny, the only tempeh I can get here is in burger form! They don’t sell plain block of it here, I wish they did!

    Have a faaantabulous weekend! xoxo

  10. Aw I hope things calm down soon! How exciting to have your half marathon next weekend- I didn’t realize it was so close! Niko is soooo cute btw. Love her! I’m helping my husband pack up our apartment in Virginia this weekend… he’s being deployed to Afghanistan soon. Def a blah weekend for me.

  11. These look so tasty, just added some tempeh to my grocery list for the weekend! I don’t have too much planned since the bf and I have had work filled stressful weeks as well…can’t wait to hear how the half marathon goes!

  12. I love tempeh! It is the best!!

  13. delicious looking recipe! hope you get to relax this weekend!

  14. […] made a supah good dinner I want to share with ya’ll tonight, but first…my tempeh veggie burgers had to make a second appearance on the blog. But this time, in the form of a […]

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