Burger Delight

Makes about 907g/2lbs


  • 2 cups *bulgur, medium or coarse cut
  • 4 cups tomatoes/1 large can/28oz/796ml
  • 1/2 medium onion, cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup walnuts (may substitute with sunflower seeds)
  • 2 tsp *mushroom powder, optional
  • 2 tsp salt

Step One

  1. Add the bulgur to a large sauce pan.
  2. If using can tomatoes, add enough water so it measures 4 cups.
  3. Add tomatoes and the remaining ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Add the blended ingredients to the bulgur and stir to combine. Bring mixture to boil, turn down heat, cover, and allow to hydrate. Stir occasionally. Depending on the medium or coarse cut it will take 25 to 45 minutes. All the liquid should be absorbed and the bulgur completely hydrated.

Step Two

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F.
  2. Spread the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes or until the mixture resembles loose burger.
  3. Stir occasionally. the outside edges will start to dry first. To prevent the outer edges from getting over dried, when stirring the mixture, bring the outer crumbles to the inside of the pan while pushing the inside crumbles to the outside. When the the drying process is complete, you are aiming for a texture that is not wet, but dry and crumbly and still has some moistness to the crumble.


  • For those of you who are taking my classes, I found the best bulgur selection at Elsafadi Supermarket at 11316-134 Ave or #208-10807 Castle Downs Rd.
  • To make mushroom powder, add dried mushrooms to blender and pulverize. Store mushroom powder in an air tight container.

About Burger Delight

This is a tasty meat free, burger and it’s freezer friendly. Use in chili, spaghetti sauce, tacos, burritos, or add a scoop to a salad. The original recipe can be found on page 40 in the Fort Myers CHIP Recipe Collection. CHIP is an acronym for the Complete Health Improvement Program which was developed by Dr. Hans Diehl over 40 years ago. He is in the top 20 super heroes who began advocating how a plant based lifestyle could prevent, and in most cases even reverse chronic lifestyle diseases.