The benefits of soy meat are many, including reduced fat and ample protein content. Since soy meat is a “mock meat,” it lacks animal ingredients and is used widely by vegetarians as a substitute for meat. Soy meat can be found in many varieties such as chicken, sausage and bacon, but one of the most popular and familiar varieties of soy meat is the soy burger. Simply made and good for you, homemade soy burgers are a tasty alternative to hamburgers for vegetarians and nonvegetarians alike.
Things You'll Need
Soak soybeans in water to cover overnight.
Boil soybeans in a pot with vegetable stock or water for about 2 1/2 hours or until thoroughly cooked.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly grease a skillet and sautee garlic cloves, onions, carrots, celery and green pepper until soft (about 5 minutes).
Using a spoon or similar utensil, mash the soybeans in a mixing bowl with the brown rice.
Add all other ingredients to the bowl and mix thoroughly.
Form the mixture into patties using your hands.
Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil.
Bake patties in preheated oven for 30 minutes, then serve.
You can cook more soybeans than you will need for your recipe, then freeze the extra portions for later use. Soy sauce makes an excellent substitute for tamari. The soy patties can also be made as instructed, then fried until crisp in a well-oiled skillet for about 5 minutes on each side.