Okara Veggie Burgers (Vegan)

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on February 15, 2012

This is an extermely inexpensive way to eat a veggie burger.   You can make these burgers for a fraction of the cost of regular veggie burgers.  I came up with this recipe because students in my vegetarian course were complaining about the cost of vegetarian convenience items.  I used okara, which is the pulpy fiber that remains after making soy milk.  I usually buy it at Marukai in Gardena, but I heard it is also at Meiji Tofu, also in Gardena.  Recently, I bought a small bag at Tozai foods in Rosemead. Sometimes I use 25% dried Okara (bought in the package) amd 75% fresh okara because the addition of dried okara  seems to help the burger bind a little better.


  • 2 cups okara (soybean pulp  I buy it at Marukai in Gardena)
  • ½ cup steel cut oats
  • ½ cup diced veggies (I used mixed colored bell peppers)
  • 2 TB imitation bacon bits (optional)
  • ¼ Cup plus 2 TB Teriyaki sauce (I used Soy Vay)
  • ¼ cup water

Combine all ingredients and press firmly into patties;  place on a lightly greased baking pan and bake at 350 degrees – approximately 15 minutes on each side.  Since these burgers contain no egg, they are somewhat fragile, so be careful when turning them.

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7 responses to “Okara Veggie Burgers (Vegan)

  1. Sharon Cebolski

    Oh, this sounds great, I am sure I will like this. I was not able to find any thing that came even close to this recipe. Thanks so much for your hard work. I am looking forward to more great recipes.

  2. Jennifer

    Great. I just made a batch for my vegetarian course. Feel free to request recipes and we will do our best to find one that matches your request or try to make one up ourselves like this one. 🙂

  3. That’s such a cool recipe, I’ll definitely be giving it a try. Thanks for sharing with This Week’s Cravings! Hope to see you again next week!

  4. Thank you for purchasing Meiji Tofu Okara!
    Okara (soy fiber) can be purchased at most of Marukai (Gardena 1, Gardena 2, Torrance, and West LA), Nijiya Market (Torrance, Puente Hills, San Diego, and Rolling Hills.)
    Also, Granada Market in WLA on Sawtelle, Tozai Market in Montebello on Potrero Grande.
    Okara is a great substitute for red meat and is very inexpensive.
    Thank you for your great recipe.

  5. Eliza

    Hi! Just came across this as my local store stopped carrying the frozen patties I used to love. Do you have nutritional info for this recipe, especially carbs per patty? I am a type one diabetic. Thank you!

  6. Jennifer RD

    It is mostly protein and fiber but let me get back to you on that

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