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Soybean Patties

The fat in these patties, unlike the kind in beef burgers, is largely plant-based and unsaturated ("good") fat.

  • Servings: 4
Soybean Patties

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2006


  • 1 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup frozen shelled soybeans, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower or canola oil
  • 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Lettuce, for serving


  1. Put toasted sesame seeds, rice, soybeans, flour, salt, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, and the eggs into a large bowl; season with pepper. Using your hands, gently combine mixture. Shape into 4 patties.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook patties, flipping once, until beginning to brown and cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side.

  3. Stir remaining teaspoon soy sauce with mayonnaise. Serve patties on buns with lettuce and mayonnaise mixture.

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