Being vegan does not mean that you can’t have your favorite burgers and enjoy the creamy and moist patty with various sauces. You might worry that the plant-based patty for your vegan burger might turn out to be crumbly or mushy with a bland taste.
I understand that making a vegan burger might be tricky because you have to balance the texture with no compromise on the flavors. Once you know the balance of all the ingredients, the texture, taste, and spice, you can create heart-healthy best vegan burgers.
What are the Best Vegan Burgers?
The vegan burgers can be made with sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, tofu, cornmeal, oats, beans, vegetables, or seitan. The selections for the best vegan burgers are:
1. Mushroom Vegan Burger
Mushrooms have a relatively similar taste to meat when cooked, and the addition of pinto beans makes the burger rich in proteins and fiber. You can sauté the mushroom and onions to combine them with beans, herbs, and spices to make the veggie burger.
2. Smoky BBQ and Chickpea Burger
Are you a fan of the classic barbecue sauce? The homemade veggie burger with BBQ sauce, chickpeas, and fat-free sweet potatoes will make you lick the fingers.
3. Vegan Tofu Burger
The inspiration for these mouth-watering burgers was taken from the special Japanese burgers. The vegan tofu burgers are gluten-free and can be combined with oats (gluten-free), rice, and are topped with a special sauce made with onions, red wine, tomatoes with salt and pepper.
What Are the Healthiest Vegan Burgers?
The vegan burger can be homemade or store-bought. They are easy to make, satisfying, hearty, juicy, and have a delectable taste.
These homemade veggie burgers are made of healthy proteins and vitamins found in beans like soybeans, lentils, nuts, grains, tofu, and mushrooms.
Are Vegan Burgers Healthier?
Plant-based vegan burgers are healthy and are loaded with fiber with low cholesterol than meat burgers. However, they have more sodium content.
Veggie burgers help improve your health, maintain cholesterol levels, decrease the risk of heart problems, and prevent cancer because they lack preservatives.
Do Vegans Eat Veggie Burgers?
Yes, vegans often eat a veggie burger that has no animal-based products. Usually, the classic veggie burgers have egg as a binding ingredient, or the bun might have dairy items. Some may also have oils that are extracted from animal fats.
Vegans can consume veggie burgers that do not have eggs, dairy products, or other animal fats. Make sure that you ask for vegan cheese, vegan mayo, and vegan sauces in the veggie burgers.
Are Burger Buns Vegan?
The bread and buns that do not have dairy products or eggs are vegan. However, some buns may have honey that vegans abstain from.
Vegan buns are made from all-purpose flour, vegan milk, plant-based yeast, maple syrup, mustard, and sesame seeds.
Vegan Burger Recipe
Vegan burgers are a great source of vitamins and proteins, and often people might not recognize the difference between meat and vegan burger. Let’s dig in the filling, hearty, and delicious homemade veggie burger.
|Preparation time||20 minutes|
|Cooking time||40-50 minutes|
Ingredients for the Burger Vegan Patty
|Ground flax||¼ cup|
|Cooked black beans||3 cups|
|Cooked brown rice||1 ½ cups|
|Chopped parsley||½ cup|
|Shredded carrots||1 ½ cups|
|Chopped green onions||1/3 cups|
|Vegan bread crumbs||1 cup|
|Smoked paprika||Two tablespoons|
|Chili powder||One tablespoon|
|Salt||1-2 teaspoons (to taste)|
Ingredients for Serving Vegan Burgers
- Burger buns (of your choice)
- Spinach, lettuce, arugula, or leafy green veggies of choice
- Sliced tomatoes
- Sliced red onion
- Sauces, sides, and dips (vegan cheese, mayo, mustard, ketchup, pickles)
- Combine the ground flaxseed with water as your egg mixture in a small bowl, stir it, and leave aside.
- In a bowl, mash the cooked and water-drained black beans with a fork or potato masher (leaving ¼ of them whole).
- Use a food processor to pulse the cashews till they are in the form of bread crumbs (make sure not to make a powder), and if there are a few larger pieces, don’t worry. Chop those with a knife and combine them with the mashed beans.
- Combine the flax water mixture in the bowl, and use a wooden spoon to mix the components evenly.
- Use about ½ cup mixture for one vegan burger patty and shape them with ¾ inch thick patty.
How to Cook?
You know the best part about the recipe is that you can cook the vegan burgers patty in three different ways, so you got a choice. Isn’t that awesome?
1. Stovetop method
- Turn on medium flame and add 2-3 tablespoons of oil to the stove. Cook the patty on each side for 4-5 minutes, and you can add four patties on the stove at a time. Cook the patty till they are crispy and golden in color.
- When the patty is cooked on both sides, carefully flip and dry any excess oil on a paper towel.
2. Baking method
- Preheat your baking oven to 350℉ and line your pan with parchment paper or baking sheet
- Place the patties on the pan and then bake them for 15-20 minutes, flip and bake on the other side for 15 minutes. When cooked, remove from the oven.
3. Grill method
- Refrigerate your patties for half an hour before grilling.
- Heat your grill/ BBQ pan to medium heat and brush it with oil.
- Add some oil on the patties and cook on both sides for 4-5 minutes till they are golden brown and crisp.
How to Serve?
- You can serve the best veggie burger in a variety of ways, and there are several options to choose from the buns, veggies, and sauces that compliment your burger.
- Lightly toast your buns on a stovetop with some butter.
- On the flat side of the vegan bun, add lettuce leaves, carrots, and your patty. Then add mayo, ketchup, onion, tomato slices, vegan cheese, and your choice sauce.
- Finally, top with your dome-shaped bun, grab a soft drink and enjoy your vegan burgers.
So, head towards the grocery store to get all the ingredients for your ultimate and delightful vegan burger. Savor your taste buds with the luscious and flavorful vegan burgers that are not only delicious but is healthy as well.