Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Bring the water to a boil, turn off heat, stir in TVP. Cover and let sit while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
In a large bowl whisk together the wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Set aside.
In a measuring cup mix together the vegetable broth, soy sauce, liquid smoke, Worcester sauce, and avocado oil.
Toss the soaked TVP with the dry ingredients until completely coated. It should look like gravel. Pour in the liquid mix and stir using a heavy spoon. Mix until no dry spots remain. The dough should stick together and it is normal for some TVP to not stay in the dough.
Roll dough out on counter until it forms a log. Divide into 16 equal pieces. Roll and then flatten each piece into a 4" diameter patty. Place the formed patties on the baking sheets. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil (that step is crucial) and bake for 15 minutes. Carefully remove foil, flip the patties, bake for 10 minutes longer.
The burgers are now grill ready! You could enjoy them as is or grill them for a couple minutes on each side, make sure to oil your grill grates, or you can lightly fry them in a pan to get a crisp exterior.