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Soya Burger Crumbles

An economical hamburger substitute, these soya burger crumbles, can be made quickly and added to any recipe that calls for hamburger. Use TVP bits (textured vegetable protein) or TSP bits (textured vegetable protein). Both are names for the generic soya mince called for in this recipe.Soya Burger Crumbles

Makes about 3 cups.


  • 1 c water
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dry minced onion
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp season salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 c soya mince (TVP granules)
  • 2 Tbsp gluten flour
  • 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil (divided use)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, soy sauce, dry onion, paprika, season salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat. Cool ten minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the soya mince, gluten flour and nutritional yeast. Add this mixture to the saucepan and stir well.
  3. Add one tablespoon of the oil and the beaten egg and stir well.
  4. In a large skillet or griddle, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over a medium flame. Drop the soya mixture by spoonfuls in the hot oil and brown a few minutes. Turn and brown the other side. Remove to a bowl and break up to the size desired. Cool and use in any recipe calling for hamburger.

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