Monday, June 30, 2008

On Grilling Tempeh Burgers

So maybe you are planning to do some grilling this holiday weekend (July 1st for us Canadians, July 4 south of the border). And maybe you would like to grill up a few tempeh burgers. I thought I would take a trial run and see what the results were. My advice is this: don't use the grill as the primary method of cooking these burgers. Although the burgers hold up well on the grill, they dry out too much. I would suggest cooking them as usual on the stove, keeping them in the fridge, then reheating on the grill.

8 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, look at those grill lines!! Perfection.

Peace, Love and Veganism said...

Oh yeah - non-vegans always want to grill me up some veggie burgers and they totally get too dry. Yuck. Way better in the microwave! Although, that is only for frozen ones. Haven't tried homemade ones on the grill because they always fall apart.

CeciLiA said...

Hi there VeganDad, regarding your cookbook ... when are you publishing it? And do you think you can send them to Aus for me? I'll pay for the postage :0)

Nicole said...

WOW. I just started reading your blog and I'm impressed with the burgers. What a great consistency. I've made similar burgers but mine never looked so good. I'm definitely trying your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Nikki Douglas said...

Since we are having veggie burgers for our 4th - I was wondering about this and I am so glad you did the walkthrough for me! Thanks Vegan Dad!

Vegan Dad said...

cecilia,
I am exploring a bunch of possibilities. I may go with someting as easy as a .pdf download so that everyone can access it and won't have to pay for shipping.

Cravin' Veggies said...

Happy Canada Day!!

I think that I am going to make these burgers to take to a 4th of July cookout. Perhaps they will entice a family member or two to try them...?

I attempted a lentil/bulgar burger last week that just crumbled. Good for sloppy joes maybe, but definitely not grillable.

Erin said...

Agreed on this being the best method. I made black bean burgers last week, cooked them fully in the pan then reheated on the grill. I've found for frozen store bought veggie burgers it works better to thaw them first, then grill. I had the juiciest veggie burger of my life by doing that on accident!