Are you ready to make vegan burgers? If so, then you’re in luck. Making vegan burgers is easy and delicious. You’ll require a few ingredients, yet the final product will be rewarding – perfectly cooked patties with your preferred garnishes. To get you started on your own vegan burger creations, we’ve put together this guide to help you create the perfect patty. So let’s begin our journey of creating these tasty treats – what are we waiting for? Let’s learn how to make vegan burgers!
Table of Contents:
- Gather the Ingredients
- Prepare the Patties
- Cook the Patties
- Assemble the Burgers
- Enjoy Your Vegan Burgers
- FAQs in Relation to How to Make Vegan Burgers
Gather the Ingredients
- Burger buns – Choose your favourite vegan-friendly buns, whether it’s a classic white bun or something more adventurous, like pretzel rolls.
- Patties – Vegans have a plethora of options for burger patties to choose from. You can make your own using lentils and quinoa, pick up some store-bought ones such as Beyond Meat Burgers, or use readymade frozen vegan burgers like the Gardein Ultimate Plant-Based Burger Patties.
- Toppings – Get creative with toppings. Try adding lettuce, tomato slices, onion rings, avocado slices and any other veggies you love to your burger. For an extra kick of flavour, try adding some vegan cheese sauce or BBQ sauce.
- Condiments – Don’t forget the condiments. Vegans have plenty of options here, too – from mustard and ketchup to mayonnaise and relish – so get creative with what you choose to top off your masterpiece.
- Fries (optional) – Make sure they’re cooked in vegetable oil instead of animal fat if you want them to be truly vegan friendly.
Having obtained all the necessary ingredients for making vegan burgers, we can now proceed to their preparation.
Gathering the right ingredients is essential to making a delicious vegan burger. Time to assemble the patties with your collected components.
Prepare the Patties
Shape the Patties
Shape your vegan burger patties into whatever size you like – a traditional patty shape or something more creative. For each patty, take about 1/3 cup of your vegan meat substitute and form it into a flat disc that’s no thicker than an inch. If you find that the mixture is too sticky to handle, try wetting your hands slightly with water before forming each patty. It should help keep things from sticking together.
Once you’ve formed the patties, spice ’em up with any flavourings or seasonings of your choice. You can also mix in finely chopped onions or other vegetables for added texture and flavour if desired. A few tablespoons of nutritional yeast flakes will give the burgers a cheesy taste without adding dairy products, while some smoked paprika will add a hint of smokiness to their flavour profile. Get creative with it – there are so many options when it comes to seasoning vegan burgers.
Make Them Sturdy
Once this step is done, your vegan burger patties are ready for cooking and assembling. Enjoy.
After forming the patties, it is important to make sure they are sealed and not falling apart before cooking. Subsequent to forming the patties, they should be heated so as to create a savoury dish.
Cook the Patties
Start by heating a large skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, add 1 tablespoon of oil and swirl it around to evenly coat the bottom. Brown the vegan patties in the hot skillet for around 4 minutes per side until golden and crispy. If you want extra flavour, try adding some minced garlic or onion while cooking.
Heat the grill to a sizzling 400°F before laying on your vegan burgers. Grease the grates with oil so that your patties won’t stick when you put them on. Then place your patties directly onto the hot grates and close the lid of your grill if possible – this will help create a smoky flavour as they cook. Grill each patty for 3-4 minutes per side until they are cooked through but still juicy inside.
When cooking either way, use a spatula or tongs to flip them rather than pressing down on them – this can cause all of their delicious juices to escape. Once cooked, let them sit for 5 minutes before tucking them in to give the flavours time to really sink into each morsel. Enjoy.
Once the patties are cooked, they should be taken off the heat and allowed to cool. Assembling the burgers is now a simple process that requires assembling all of your ingredients in an order that will create a delicious vegan burger.
Assemble the Burgers
Once your vegan patties are cooked, it’s time to assemble the burgers. To begin, prepare your vegan buns by purchasing them from the store or creating homemade rolls with flour and yeast. You can buy vegan burger buns from most supermarkets, or you can make them yourself with some flour and yeast. If you’re feeling adventurous, try making your own seedy rolls for a crunchy twist on the classic bun.
Next up is condiments – there are lots of vegan options available nowadays, including ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise. Why not experiment with concocting a homemade relish or chutney for an extra burst of flavour in your burger? For added zest, why not whip up a homemade relish or chutney?
Finally, it’s time for toppings. There are so many possibilities here that we could be here all day listing them all off – but some popular choices include grilled mushrooms, roasted peppers, avocado slices and crispy lettuce leaves. Feel free to experiment with whatever takes your fancy – after all, this is about creating delicious food that everyone can enjoy.
Once everything is prepared, just stack it up, however you like (or follow our handy guide below) before serving it with chips or salad on the side. To really take things up a notch, why not add some melted vegan cheese too? Whatever way you decide to serve these burgers, they’ll certainly hit the spot every time.
Once you have your ingredients ready, assembling the burgers is a quick and easy process. Time to savour the scrumptious burgers.
Enjoy Your Vegan Burgers
A delicious and nutritious way to enjoy a burger without the guilt of consuming animal products. But what do you pair with your vegan burgers? Here are some great ideas for sides and drinks that will make your meal even more enjoyable.
A side salad is always a great choice when it comes to pairing with vegan burgers. For a crunchy, flavorful accompaniment to vegan burgers, try adding cucumbers, carrots, peppers and leafy greens such as spinach or kale. For a bit of crunch and flavour, sprinkle in some nuts or seeds such as sunflower or walnuts. If you’re feeling adventurous, try making a homemade dressing out of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh herbs like oregano and basil.
If salads aren’t your thing, why not try roasted potatoes? Toss small red potatoes in olive oil, garlic powder and rosemary before baking them to a golden crisp – the perfect accompaniment for your vegan burger. And don’t forget about fries either; whether you go classic French style or sweet potato wedges, there’s nothing quite like dipping fried potatoes into ketchup while enjoying a juicy veggie patty.
No meal is complete without something to wash it down with, so why not grab yourself an ice cold beer? With craft breweries popping up everywhere these days there are plenty of options available that are suitable for vegans too – just check the label before buying if you’re unsure. Or how about an icy glass of freshly squeezed orange juice? Not only does this provide vitamin C, but it also helps cut through any greasiness from the burger itself – win-win.
Of course, no meal would be complete without dessert, so why not finish off your dinner with something sweet yet healthy such as fruit sorbet or banana ‘nice cream’ (a frozen treat made from blended bananas)? This way, you can satisfy both cravings while still staying true to your plant-based diet.
So next time you fire up the grill for some delicious vegan burgers, remember these tips – side salads paired with roasted potatoes plus refreshing drinks equals one satisfying meal that everyone can enjoy regardless of dietary restrictions. Bon appétit.
FAQs in Relation to How to Make Vegan Burgers
How do they make vegan burgers?
Vegan burgers can be crafted with an assortment of components, for example, beans, cereals, nuts and seeds. A vegan burger patty is typically made by combining cooked lentils or black beans with chopped onions and garlic, plus breadcrumbs to bind the mixture together. After combining cooked lentils or black beans with chopped onions and garlic, plus breadcrumbs to bind the mixture together, season the patties with herbs such as oregano or basil for flavour before baking them in an oven until crispy on the outside but still moist inside. For added texture and flavour, some recipes call for adding diced vegetables like mushrooms or peppers to the mix prior to cooking.
What is the best binder for vegan burgers?
The best binder for vegan burgers is vital wheat gluten. Vital wheat gluten, with its high protein content and texture-enhancing qualities, helps keep vegan burgers together during cooking while allowing other ingredients to shine. Additionally, its neutral flavour allows other ingredients in the burger patty to stand out more prominently. Vital wheat gluten can be found in most health food stores or online retailers that sell vegan products. With this simple ingredient, you’ll have delicious vegan burgers ready in no time.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe and have had success making vegan burgers. A few elements combined can produce scrumptious plant-based patties that all will savour. For more vegan burger inspiration, be sure to check out our other recipes – you’re bound to find something for everyone. Enjoy your tasty homemade meal.