Whether you're grilling, having a barbecue, craving junk food or whipping up a quick dinner for the family, these vegan burger recipes are sure to inspire you.
Vegan burgers can be tricky to make at home if you don’t have the right recipe. Avoid the risk of a crumbly, mushy plant-based patty and try your hand at making your own vegan burgers with the following delicious vegan burger recipes.
Although supermarket shelves are brimming with meat-free patties so you can make tasty plant-based burgers at home, there’s nothing quite like making your own – particularly if you’re not a fan of mock meats or can’t eat soy.
When it comes to making vegan burger patties, you can use a range of ingredients such as mushrooms, beans and legumes, tofu and seitan to create the base.
As they’re made from plant-based ingredients and delicious spices, they’re healthier than meat and packed with even more flavour. Give them a try with these 23 amazing vegan burger ideas.
1. Vegan BBQ Pulled Mushroom Burger recipe
Missing the delights of a pulled pork burger? Pulling and shredding mushrooms gives them a stringy, meaty texture similar to pulled pork while the blend of spices gives them a delicious smokey flavour.
2. Vegan Sweet Potato Burgers recipe
This flavourful vegan sweet potato burger recipe is packed with delicious spices and is ready to eat in just 30 minutes! Topped with avocado, vegan mayo, red onion, and spicy Kimchi, they are the perfect combination of savoury and spicy.
Bite into this epic burger and you’ll discover a delicious surprise inside – a soft centre filled with melty vegan cheese!
Enjoy the world’s most infamous burger vegan-style! With gherkins, special sauce and meat-free patties, it tastes just like the original.
Watch how to make these vegan Big Mac burger recipe below:
5. Vegan Mexican Green Chili Veggie Burgers
You can control the heat of this seriously hearty burger by choosing mild or hot green chili peppers. The recipe is simple and doesn’t take too long, so you’ll be able to enjoy it in no time.
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Za’atar is a middle-eastern seasoning made up of various herbs and spices. It adds a real kick to these brilliant burgers, as does the tomato and apricot chutney.
Fast-food favourites In & Out get a vegan makeover with this delicious vegan recipe from superstar chef Gaz Oakley!
The fresh, tangy cilantro-lime tahini sauce is the finishing touch to an all-around winner of a burger. They are naturally gluten-free, too, so more people can enjoy them.
Inspired by a bad burger experience to create something a hundred times better, the writer of this recipe has made a vegan burger that can be made with common pantry options and tastes incredible.
These heavy burger patties may be filling, but you’ll enjoy every bite! The chana masala spices and chickpea texture make them different and exciting, and they’re substantial enough not to fall apart on the grill!
Mushrooms are similar in taste and texture to meat, so these burgers are great for serving up to your meat-eater friends. It’s a simple recipe that can be made vegan, vegetarian and/or gluten-free.
12. Vegan Spicy Chickpea Lentil Burgers recipe
This burger patty is made up of mung dal (split yellow lentils), green mung beans, chickpeas, roasted red peppers and a blend of taco spices. You can pan fry or bake them.
This recipe claims to make veggie burgers that are better than store-bought ones, so we want to find out if it’s true! They’re high in fibre, too, and contain just over 200 calories per patty. Be sure to veganise the recipe with the tip at the end!
Full of rich, Umami mushrooms, these patties are surprisingly firm and not mushy at all. It helps to roast them in the oven, as this helps to remove the liquids from the mushrooms and to intensify their flavour.
The hints of lime and chilli in these black bean burgers are delicious, and the patties don’t fall apart. The recipe also suggests the best ways to work with black beans, which is really helpful.
Grillable or perfect for making a couple of days in advance, these mushroom and rice-based burgers have an amazing smoky flavour from the seasonings and spices.
Inspired by Japanese burgers, these tofu burgers come with a specific sauce and are often eaten with rice. This recipe was created to replicate a burger from a popular fast food chain in Japan.
Believe us when we say this is one of the most delicious vegan burger recipes you will ever try! Instead of a plant-based patty, BOSH! have sandwiched a crispy onion bhaji burger topped with mango chutney into a fluffy white roll. YUM!
Watch how to make this banging bhaji burger recipe below:
The pan-fried seitan steaks are great in burgers, but also fantastic on their own. They’re slathered in an incredible potato and carrot cheese sauce and taste best served with slices of grilled sweet potato.
For a great, last-minute dinner, try these seitan and black-eyed pea burgers. If you have any leftover curry sauce sitting in the fridge, pop it in to intensify the flavour.
For a protein-filled option (over 38 grams per burger) with a very meaty texture, this recipe is wonderful. We’re intrigued by the use of maple syrup – apparently it adds to the taste without making the burgers sweet.
Jackfruit is a fantastic alternative to pulled pork. Use jackfruit in brine or water to make the best version of this recipe, and try avocado instead of vegan mayo if you want a healthier change.
Pesto fans rejoice! These baked burgers are filled with green goodness, from leaves to legumes. They’re filled with iron and just bursting with basil and garlic.
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