I have been a vegan for nearly three years, and in that time I have tried tons of different veggie burgers, both homemade and from the store. So many burgers crumble in my hands, are mushy, or are just so obviously vegetables. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good veggie burger. A smoky sweet potato and black bean burger was one of my go-to recipes in my first year of veganism, but it was not long before I just wanted a burger. I looked for something properly meaty that would hold it’s shape and stand up to toppings without flattening like a pancake. Enter: textured vegetable protein and these classic TVP burgers.