THE ULTIMATE VEGAN CHEESE BURGER

vegancheeseburger

Your non-vegan friends will be fooled by this incredible vegan version of your classic cheeseburger.

prep time 5 mins     total time 20-40 mins     serves 6


ingredients

  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flaxmeal + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 400g tin black beans
  • 150g soy mince
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp tamari/soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup (100g) cooked brown rice
  • 3-6 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Burger sauce

  • 1 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard

serve with

  • Burger bun
  • Vegan cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Gherkins
 

method

  1. Firstly, make the flax egg by mixing the flaxmeal and water, and leave to set in the fridge. 
  2. Roughly chop the onion and garlic and add into a food processor. 
  3. Drain and rinse the black beans, and add into the processor with the remaining ingredients and the flax egg. Blend. 
  4. Shape into 6 patties. 
  5. Refrigerate until set (or fry now if in a rush). 
  6. Meanwhile, make the burger sauce by mixing the ingredients together in a bowl. 
  7. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Cook the patties for 5 minutes on each side, or until golden. 
  8. When the burgers are cooked, add a slice of vegan cheese on top and put a lid over the pan until the cheese has melted. 
  9. Serve with lettuce, tomato, gherkins and burger sauce inside a burger bun.  

notes

  • You can alternatively bake these burgers in the oven for around 20 minutes at 180C or 350F, turning once in between.
  • Double the recipe and freeze half of the batch to cook at a later date.