The Best Vegan burger Recipe Ever you say!? OH Yah it's a Winner! These ultimate seitan based beefy vegan burgers are the best ever and made with a lot of love. I have been trying to make a juicy, won't fall apart, delicious, grillable veggie burger recipe for ages now! and...
...I nailed it!! Thank you Vegan Burger Gods! I was seriously about to throw in the towel.
You will love my meatless burger the vegan burger patties taste like the real deal! Moist chewy, meaty and super flavourful!! This vegan burger is made from seitan. A magical vegan meat replacement, seitan is easy to make using vital wheat gluten, seasonings, and vegetables. With a few simple adjustments to the ingredients, seitan can transform into vegan turkey, corned beef, roast chicken, etc,..!
Enjoy your burger with summer sides like potato salad, coleslaw or homemade fries!
Honestly when your mixing up the vegan hamburger with your hands it feels like real hamburger meat!! Its crazy!
How to make the best vegan burger with seitan:
I start by soaking the whole grain bulgur in boiling water, and setting aside for at least 30 minutes.
Next get your food processor in action. I add the mushrooms to the food processor in three batches, ( depending on the size of your food processor) you want the size pretty small but not all mush (See video). Then add all your seasonings and liquids.
When your bulgur wheat, is ready drain it well, toss it in and give it all a mix.
Now incorporate your Vital Wheat Gluten and then mix by hand for 2 minutes. If your mix seems a little wet, it's all good !
Lastly form & Bake your vegan hamburgers!
This recipe is easy to make and the patties freeze beautifully (after they're cooked) For Full Recipe see Recipe Card Below.
You can cook these vegetable patties in advance, chill in fridge ( for later) and then bbq or freeze then reheat on bbq, oven or frying pan. They will be just as moist and delicious !!
So there you have it cook up a batch of Vegan Hamburgers, toss them in your freezer for your next Bbq. If you can't find Vital Wheat Gluten in your grocery store, check your health food store.
That's it people, go pull out your food processor and get cooking!
These Vegan Burgers are:
they won't fall apart
The Ultimate Veggie Burger
my favourite burger
Enjoy you Guys! Happy Day?
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Vegan Burger (Best Grillable Seitan Burger Ever!)
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 8 to 10 burger patties 1x
- Diet: Vegan
The Best Vegan Burger Recipe you say!? OH Yah it's a winner. These ultimate seitan based beefy vegan burgers are the best ever and made with a lot of love. I have been trying to make a juicy, won't fall apart, grillable delicious veggie burger recipe for ages now. I think I nailed it!
VEGAN HAMBURGER INGREDIENTS:
- 1 and 1/2 lbs white or brown mushrooms ( approx 700 grams)
- 1 medium onion ( diced small)
- 1 tbsp oil ( for onions)
- 1/2 cup Bulgar Wheat
- 1 cup water ( for bulgur wheat)
- 1 and 1/2 cups Vital Wheat Gluten
- 2 tbsp tamari
- 1 tbsp Bbq sauce ( I like Bulls Eye Bold Original)
- 2 tsp boullion paste ( I like "Better than Bouillon Vegetarian No Beef Soup Base")
- 1 tbsp refined coconut oil ( for burger mix)
- 2 tsp Vegan Worcestershire sauce ( I like 'Annies' or "The Wizards")
- 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 Tbsp Chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
- 8 - 10 Burger buns
- Vegan Burger Sauce Recipe
- Red onions
- Hot banana peppers ( I love them )
- Vegan cheese ( opt) ( see notes*)
- And whatever else floats your boat?
- Heat up a small skillet, on med heat and add little oil, S&P and sauté your onions for 5 to 7 minutes until browning, set aside.
- Add the bulgar to a small bowl and add 1 cup boiling water, cover, and set aside for 30 minutes
- Pre heat oven 350°
- In your Food Processor, process your mushrooms. (You might have to process your mushrooms in two or three batches depending on the size of your food processor) , making them quite small, they should still have texture, be moist and slightly mushy ( see video), and add to a large mixing bowl. Then add the sautéed onions, seasonings and liquids.
- Drain the bulgar well and add when ready ( don't worry it will be very chewy, that's good) Mix it all together.
- Lastly add in the Vital Wheat Gluten, and stir until combined and then mix by hand for about 2 minutes. It is ready when you see strands forming in the burger mix. Mix should seem a little wet and that's good.
- Form 1/2 cup patties on a lightly oiled large (or parchment lined) non stick sheet tray. Spray tops of patties lightly with cooking spray, (oil is optional).
- Bake the patties for 25 min, flipping them halfway through, at this point they are done, can be cooled, refrigerated (or frozen) then grilled, fried with onions, etc ... or add cheese and broil couple of minutes, ( cheese is optional)
- Grab a Burger, and a bun and build your Burgers. Enjoy !!
REHEAT FROM FROZEN:
OVEN: preheat 350° cook burgers 5-7 minutes on each side.
STOVE TOP: heat a cast iron or non stick skillet on med heat, add a tbsp or so of oil, cook 3-5 minutes on each side.
GRILL: heat the grill to med/high heat, and lightly oil (pre cooked) burgers, grill 3-5 minutes each side.
- To store and freeze the vegan hamburger patties: first cook and cool (no cheese) on counter then in fridge, then wrap individually in plastic wrap and freeze
- I like Follow Your Heart vegan cheeses, the Jalapeño Havarti is really good, cheddar is too, and I like the Daiya Jalapeño Havarti as well.
- If you love this seitan burger recipe check out my Vegan Salsbury Steak & Mushroom Gravy
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Mains
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American, Canadian
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This is my first time using vital wheat gluten in a veggie burger, they smelled Devine cooking but I found them mushy, I only cooked up about 1/2 would adding more firm them up? They tasted nice even my husband likes them and he hates mushrooms(he still doesn’t know that’s what’s in them) he said it reminded him of bacon?!? I don’t know how but hey what ever works for him I did think it was tasty as well but a hair salty for me, and of course the mushy ness was unwelcome but maybe user error? How much more should be added you think up to a 1/4cup?
Yes you could try adding more vital wheat gluten a little at a time and also cook them a bit longer. I always pan fry mine or grill them once they have been baked and the mushrooms should be very small and bulgar drained really well. Hope that helps Teresa 🙂
The texture of this vegan burger is brilliant. Really enjoyed it thank you.
Glad you enjoyed it thanks for your feedback!
I don’t usually write reviews, but this recipe is pure perfection literally the best vegan burger you’ll ever try! Like one other reviewer mentioned I did have to keep my patties in the oven a bit longer, but that wasn’t an issue. These have amazing texture and taste, can’t wait to make these again!
Yay!! Thank you so much Tee for your amazing feedback. I am Absolutely thrilled you loved the burgers!!
Although I haven't tried these, I gave them a 5 star rating because I know they must be good. I plan to make these very soon and will put the recipe on my calendar as a reminder. Anyhow, in the years I've tried to come up with the perfect veggie burger, the one ingredient that this recipe is beet juice. It's the added ingredient to make burger cook like real meat. I haven't decided or compared the taste, with and without so it may not be important in taste..
Thanks Allie, enjoy! You can also bake them on pan with parchment then cover with tin foil (no oil needed) if you plan to grill or fry them later on 🙂 little juicer I find 🙂
I agree with all the other reviews raving about these burgers! Using the minced raw mushroom to keep the burgers moist while balancing out the vital wheat gluten was GENIUS! Great job and thank you for sharing. My husband loved these burgers so much and said they were better than the vegan burgers we’ve been getting and enjoying from a local restaurant. I’ve tried TONS of vegan burgers and this is the best!!
Ok Asha you just totally made my day!!! Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback I am Absolutley thrilled you all enjoyed the burger recipe! 🙂
Great texture and taste. My partner does not like mushrooms but happily ate these burgers. The recipe was very simple.
Awesome Amanda! so happy you both enjoyed the recipe. Thank you so much for your feedback, so appreciated!
I don’t normally write reviews but I just made these today and holy **** are they delicious!! The flavor and texture are just fantastic. I omitted a few spices/seasonings just based on personal preferences and they were still oh so good!!! Thanks so much for putting together such an incredible recipe. Can’t wait to make these again. 🙂 🙂
Thank you so much Katie!! Thrilled you enjoyed the recipe. You made my day!!! Feel free to leave a star rating too xo🥰
These burgers looked and smelled so good however, they were so tough and rubbery we could not eat them. I rechecked the amount of Vital Wheat Gluten thinking perhaps I added too much. The amount in the directions was correct 1 and 1/2 cups VWG. I did read the directions on the package and it read “only a small amount of product is necessary as the gluten content is very high”. What went wrong? I would love to be able to make these so the texture is not so chewy.
Hmmm that's never happened to me. Make sure you don't pack your flour, all ingredients must be measured correctly and mushrooms must be really small so they release their juices but are not quite mushy. The dough itself should be moist not dry. Hope that helps for next time Cecelia sorry to hear they were tough.
Verna, thank you for doing the work; I'm so glad you did not give up! Like many others here, I've searched and tried several recipes and agree that yours is it. The bulgar wheat adds so much; brilliant. My patties had to stay in the oven a bit longer as they were quite 'loose'. Next time, I may try adding a little more vital wheat gluten just to experiment with texture. Looking forward to making this again.
Thanks so much for your feedback Mari. Glad you enjoyed the recipe!
I’ve made this three more times already. It is such a great recipe! There’s no reason to try any other. Thank you!
Thank you so much Mari I'm thrilled you love it!!
Second time i've made this recipe, and honestly they just keep getting better. Thank you so much for this recipe, because it is by far the best vegan burger I've made/tried. (Professional chef here).
Nice! Thank you so much Matt for your feedback! It honestly made my day, thrilled you like the recipe!
This looks amazing! Looking very very excited about making this for my family. I like to batch cook and was curious if you have frozen these? If not do you think they would freeze well?
Yes they freeze well! Not to worry enjoy!
These were great! I have spent years looking for a grillable veggie burger that I could make from scratch, with only limited success until now. I did have to bake mine for much longer, more like 45 minutes for them to feel firm enough to not fall apart on the grill. They were perfect, and surprisingly not dry at all. I also love that you can make them ahead of time and am eager to see if the ones I froze will be as good as the ones I kept in the fridge. Thanks for a great recipe!
Yay! Thank you so much Vivian for your kind words! So happy you enjoyed the recipe and don't worry they freeze wonderfully! Happy day to you!
These look very authentic’ but before I run out and buy yet another ingredient is there anyway to sub the bulgur wheat? (Whole wheat? Oat flour?)
I want to try to make a ‘meat like’ beef burger not a bean burger.
Thanks in advance!
I highly recommend recipe as written Arielli no substitutions. Hope you enjoy! and it is meat like not mushy don't worry.
I’ve been wanting to make these for a while now, but no stores around me have bulger. I googled some subs & thought Farro might work.
Can you use soaked Farro instead of Bulger??🙏
Hi Linda, I would recommend sticking to bulgur for this burger recipe. I buy Bob's red mill red bulgur. check Amazon if you can't find it locally. Hope that helps 🙂 (Farro takes longer to cook)
Thanks, I’ll wait till I get the bullet.
This is by far the best vegan burger I have ever had!
oh wow thank you so much!
Hi there! Can I substitute the coconut oil with vegan butter or another neutral tasting oil (like peanut)? Lovely recipe, I can’t wait to try it out!
Hi Amanda I'm sure that would be fine, enjoy!