Check out these best vegan burger recipes from around the web. Delicious fillings including chickpea, seitan, falafel and more!
Do you miss the taste of a big, juicy burger, but don’t like the meatiness? Who could blame you! Burgers are the perfect mix of condiments, veggies, bread, and protein that make them deliciously hearty. If only they were vegan and tasted good! Is that too much to ask? Some people would say yes, but they’re wrong. That’s right– those friends of yours that insist that they could never be vegan because they would miss the meat too much have never tried these recipes.
Have you ever wished that you could get your hands on a delicious vegan option that didn’t taste like cardboard? Well, you’re in luck! As you read through this list, you are going to be shown eleven different recipes that we think are absolutely worth it, drool-worthy, and will leave you wanting more.
Walnut & Chickpea
This burger is delicious! Hearty, grillable, and filling, this burger will keep you feeling satisfied. With a blend of chickpeas, walnuts, couscous, and vital wheat gluten, these burgers stick together! These ingredients are high in protein, and the burgers keep well for a couple of days in the fridge for easy leftovers.
Soya Bean & Beetroot
Want a burger that looks and tastes great? The meaty texture of this burger comes from soya mince and vital wheat gluten, while brown rice miso and marmite create a wonderful umami flavor that is hard to beat. Plus, paired with vegetable suet, you get a juicy taste without the grease.
Black Bean, Cashew Cheese & Red Onion
Black beans are a phenomenal substitute for meat in many dishes, and this burger follows that pattern. With plenty of corn, carrot, garlic, and onion, added to the cooked black beans with oregano, chili powder, and cumin, this burger packs a punch that fries up nicely.
Falafel & Tahini
These burgers may look a bit different, but they still taste fantastic. They have a chickpea base with a falafel flavor profile. One of these will keep you satisfied. With chickpeas, seasonings, and a binder, you get a great burger with tahini dressing to finish it off.
Seitan & Porcini Mushrooms
These juicy burgers form by combining vital wheat gluten with many other plant-based ingredients to create a delicious seitan dough that eventually becomes your burger patty after simmering. Thanks to the balsamic vinegar, you combat the wheat flavor typical for seitan dishes.
Quinoa, Black Bean & Salsa
With just a handful of ingredients, you can create a delicious vegan burger substitute. With black beans, quinoa, and salsa, you get a delicious flavor while breadcrumbs help to bind the patties together. Toss the ingredients into a food processor and combine, then form grillable patties.
Beet & Aquafaba
Usually, you drain out your beans before you make them– but draining them is wasting that valuable aquafaba. This recipe makes use of the aquafaba to blend your oats, bread crumbs, beets, chickpeas, and seasoning, giving them the power to stay together through frying.
Smoked Tofu & Sweet Potato
Blending cashews, tofu, and sweet potato may seem like a strange mix, but putting them together is so satisfying. The seasoning, onion, and garlic load it with flavor, and the burger is coated with mustard-seasoned breading. Topped with a cabbage slaw and vegan mayonnaise finishes it nicely.
Lentil Patty with Mustard & Maple Syrup
Lentils are so healthy, and yet, they are often overlooked in the land of vegan burger preparation. This recipe only requires four ingredients to create your perfect burger– lentils, walnuts, raisins, and bread crumbs. Compliment the sweet earthiness with maple mustard sauce to finish it off.
Monster Pea & Sweetcorn
This vegan burger combines corn, peas, and beans, alongside seeds, flour, and seasonings to create a delicious meal. Paired with vegan mayo, and a side of beet and sweet potato chips, this is burger can be mixed and fried up in a little over an hour.
Black Bean & Sriracha
If an hour is too long, try these burgers that are ready within 20 minutes. Combining black beans, onion, bell pepper, garlic, and seasonings, binding it together with breadcrumbs and cornstarch, it is simply delicious. Barbecue sauce and sriracha finish this burger perfectly.
Portobello Mushroom & Walnut
This vegetarian burger is also vegan-friendly as long as you only select plant-based items for your toppings. Use a combination of ingredients to build your patty, including mushrooms, flaxseed, and plenty of seasonings.
The key to helping the patty stick together is sticky brown rice and panko bread crumbs. Combine the ingredients in a food processor, form into patties, and chill for one hour. Then, grill and top with your favorite toppings. Get the full recipe here.
Gluten-Free Sunflower Mince
This burger recipe is accommodating of many dietary restrictions because it is gluten-free and soy-free in addition to being vegan. If you are serving a crowd with different food needs, this recipe is a great addition to your arsenal.
The base for this burger includes flaxseed, sunflower mince, beans, rolled oats, and broth. Start by soaking the flaxseed and sunflower mince while sautéing onions and garlic. Then pulse all the ingredients in a food processor and shape into patties. Get the full recipe here.
BBQ Pulled Mushroom
This great sandwich combines the best flavors of a burger and a BBQ pulled pork sandwich without a trace of meat. The key is to use portobello mushrooms, which mimic the flavor and texture of meat and pull apart just like pork.
To make this recipe, start by shredding the mushrooms and sautéing them with onions and spices. Add BBQ sauce or make your own using tomato puree, maple syrup, and vinegar. Serve the BBQ mushrooms on buns. Get the full recipe here.
Tofu, Onion & Soy Sauce
Many people treat tofu like a joke, but there is a reason it has been a staple of vegan cooking for decades. This versatile ingredient even makes delicious vegan burgers if you prepare it properly.
Start by draining the tofu and getting rid of excess moisture. Then, mash it into crumbs and combine with diced onions, scallions, garlic powder, and soy sauce. Add flour to help the mixture hold together and shape into patties. Get the full recipe here.
Mushroom & Black Bean
These burgers are packed with protein and flavor, thanks to two vegan powerhouses — mushrooms and black beans. Other ingredients such as cooked brown rice, bread crumbs, and chia seeds help to pull the mixture together.
To make mushroom black bean burgers, sauté the mushrooms in a skillet along with other vegetables such as onion and garlic. Stir together with the beans, chia seeds, and other ingredients until nearly impossible to mix, then chill. Get the full ingredients and recipe here.
Chickpea Flour & Lentil
Lentils were one of the staples of old-school vegan cooking back in the 1960s, and these burgers play an homage to the classic while updating it with fresh, vibrant flavors. Lentils, onions, garlic, and more seasonings combine to make the flavorful patty.
This recipe comes together in a snap if you have a food processor. Use the food processor to chop the vegetables, then combine them with cooked lentils, a flax egg, vegan Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings in a bowl. Get the full method here.
Beet & Seitan
Seitan may have a scary name for non-vegans, but vegans know that this meat alternative made out of wheat gluten makes excellent textured and flavorful meat replacements.
To make this recipe, you will need cooked lentils, beet, water, soy sauce, nut butter, and seasonings. Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor, then add the wheat gluten. You have to steam these burgers for best results and then prepare them as you would a normal burger. Get the recipe here.
Seitan & Button Mushroom
This recipe adds a twist to seitan burgers by adding earthy mushrooms, which enhance the flavor. The preparation is very easy as long as you have a food processor. Pulse mushrooms, tomato paste, and spices in a food processor, then add the wheat gluten. Mix together and steam the patties in broth. Finish by grilling or searing the burgers. Get the recipe here.
This burger is a take on a regional specialty from Oklahoma that is packed with thinly sliced onions for a flavorful patty. Instead of meat, use your favorite replacement meat. Form your vegan meat into patties and start frying. Top the patties with onions and smash them, making sure to mix the onions with the meat. Get the full recipe here.