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Two vegan minced meat patties on a plate

Minced Meat Patties

A classic German minced meat patty made with tofu and tvp granules instead.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Servings 7 patties
Calories 186 kcal


  • 30 g small TVP granules (½ cup) (textured vegetable protein, soy granules)
  • 120 ml hot vegetable broth (½ cup)
  • 80 g bread roll or 3 slices of baguette
  • 2-3 handful fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion (80 g) chopped
  • 150 g firm tofu (5.3 oz)
  • 80 ml water (1/3 cup)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour or soy flour
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika plain or smoked
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp oil for frying


  • Preheat the oven to 100°C.
  • Tear the bread roll into small pieces and place them on a baking tray.
  • Bake and dry them for about 15 - 20 minutes or until stale. Check after 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile reconstitute TVP granules in hot vegetable broth and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl combine soaked TVP, bread, parsley and onion.
  • Add water and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix very well.
  • Form into patties and heat a frying pan.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of oil and fry 4 of the patties if they fit your pan.
  • Fry them for about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  • Add another two teaspoons of oil and fry the remaining patties.


I did not have stale bread, so I tore apart a fresh roll and dried it in the oven. You can also do this step a day in advance: Tear a fresh roll into bite-sized pieces and let it sit on the counter over night.
Keyword easy, meat alternative