This recipe is a savory vehicle for condiments on a bun. Nutburgers can be grilled, baked, or pan-fried.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, bring the water, bulgur, and soy sauce to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and set aside for 10 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed.

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  • Grind cashews and sunflower seeds in a food processor to a fine meal.

  • In a large bowl, mix the cooked bulgur, ground cashews and sunflower seeds, eggs, chili powder, garlic, and hot pepper sauce. Cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours to blend flavors.

  • Prepare the grill for medium heat.

  • Form the bulgur mixture into 6 patties. To prevent the patties from crumbling, spray a piece of foil with cooking spray, and place on the grill. Grill the patties 10 minutes, turning once, or until heated through and browned. Cooking time may vary according to thickness of patties and heat level.

Nutrition Facts

249 calories; protein 11.7g 23% DV; carbohydrates 24.6g 8% DV; fat 12.9g 20% DV; cholesterol 169.5mg 57% DV; sodium 487mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2004
These are juicy and delicious. Refrigeration is very important to this recipe as I found out to my chagrin the second time I made them. This recipe takes flavor additions very well - we have made it with minced jalapenos and onions and with Cajun seasonings. I like it best served on a bun with lettuce leaves and slices of tomatoes red onions and avocado and sauteed mushrooms and Jack cheese melted on top. Read More
(15)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2004
These are juicy and delicious. Refrigeration is very important to this recipe as I found out to my chagrin the second time I made them. This recipe takes flavor additions very well - we have made it with minced jalapenos and onions and with Cajun seasonings. I like it best served on a bun with lettuce leaves and slices of tomatoes red onions and avocado and sauteed mushrooms and Jack cheese melted on top. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2008
I'm going to give this four stars because this recipe prepared as a burger didn't impress me much and I would have given it maybe one star but I used the leftover mix (I didn't want to waste it)as a base for vegetarian wontons and it was FABULOUS. I added some onion carrots snowpeas oyster sauce ginger and a little flour and it made a wonderful filling. I took them to work and NOT ONE PERSON could tell they were meat free and they were begging me for the recipe. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Be sure to dampen hands with cold water before handling mixture to prevent mixture for sticking to hands very hard to remove from hands. Will add extra soy sauce and spices on next batch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2010
Please clarify 1 1/8 cups of eggs. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2007
These are great! I think they are some of the best veggie burgers I've had. They can come out kind of dry so they are good served with lots of mayo and mustard. Also I refrigerated the mix for a couple of days and it still turned out good. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2007
These were so tasty but I had trouble with them falling apart and being slightly dry. This may have been my fault for overcooking a bit or because I used less cashews and added some almond butter in place as that was all I had. The flavour was great though-I will make again. These seem to freeze well too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2006
These burgers were delicious! I didn't have sunflower seeds so substituted some ground chick peas. The flavour was really nice and they formed nice patty shapes. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2012
Made these exactly as written and they are delicious! Reminds me of Nature's Burgers I used to have when I was a kid. These will definitely become a staple for when we are going veggie...or just as a lighter alternative to a regular burger. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
Michael I have been trying to find ways to substitute grains for meat and this recipe is perfect. I was concerned that the burgers would give me trouble in the tin foil so I decided to place my very large cast-iron skillet on my gas grill and use that to cook the burgers. I also thought fresh pita bread would make a good substitute for buns in case the burgers fell apart. With this approach I didn't even worry about making them into perfect burgers; instead I just dropped clumps of the refrigerated mix onto the very well preheated skillet (with olive oil) and I also had a wood chip smoker box going to give a little mesquite smoked flavor to the burger clumps. To dress the pita wraps I chopped some fresh tomato and scallions and had wedges of lemon handy to squeeze onto the mix. My wife added fresh spinach as well. This is very healthy! Thanks a million for this recipe. The burgers are so delicious but subtle so I don't recommend putting too much stuff on them. I also found that this is a very low-salt meal if you use the low-sodium soy sauce. My only caveat is to not overprocess the nuts and seeds too much or you get peanut butter which is very good but not easy to remix into the bulgur. Really wonderful. Mike Read More
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