Soy Veggie Burgers in a Lettuce Wrap

An Asian-inspired veggie burger made with pink beans, Asian veggies and Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce marinade, then grilled and served in a lettuce wrap.

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Recipe by Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • 2 cups pink beans, drained and washed
  • 1 cup chopped green cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Kikkoman® Rice Vinegar
  • ⅔ cup panko
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves


Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to a large saute pan and heat for 2 minutes. Add the peppers and scallions and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the veggies from the pan and set aside to cool. Add the beans to a food processor and process until smooth. In a large bowl, combine the cooled pepper and scallion mixture, mashed pink beans, cabbage, soy sauce, garlic powder, rice vinegar, panko and egg. Stir the mixture until well combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. After the mixture is chilled, use your hands to form burger patties (about 4-inch diameters). Heat a saute pan over medium high heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the patties to the pan and cook over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes and then flip and cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes. Serve each on a piece of romaine lettuce. Serves 4.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 burger

CALORIES 278; TOTAL FAT 9g; SAT. FAT 2g; CHOL. 46mg; SODIUM 335mg; CARB. 39g; FIBER 6g; SUGARS 3g; PROTEIN 12g

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Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD is a NYC-based media Dietitian, food and nutrition writer and owner of Nutrition ȧ la Natalie. Natalie writes for many national publications such as Parade, Eating Well, and Runner's World. She has also appeared on local TV segments and is frequently quoted in national publications. Natalie is very honored to have won the award for Top Food & Nutrition Feature Article in 2017 for “Decoding Food Label Claims: The Lowdown on Package Promises”, as well as the 2016 Stone Soup Blogger of the Year award. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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