Learn how to make these simple and delicious grillable veggie burgers for all of your cookouts this summer. Made with beans, veggies, and a zesty seasoning blend, this hearty burger will be a hit with just about everyone.
With grilling season is in full effect, we thought it would be fun to make a veggie burger that’s not only made with nutritious whole food ingredients, but that can also be cooked on the grill.
While we love the burgers from Beyond Meat and Impossible, it’s sometimes nice to have a classic veggie burger. In this burger, you will find hearty ingredients like rice, black beans, and mushrooms that work together to form a delicious patty with the perfect texture.
Don’t have a grill? No worries! These veggie burgers can also be baked. Instructions for both methods can be found below in the recipe card.
What do you like to top your burgers with? Let us know in the comments below! We prefer ours with Follow Your Heart vegan mayo, ketchup (for Jasmine), mustard (for Chris), lettuce, tomato, onion, and of course, pickles.
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In a small bowl, prepare a flax egg– mix together the flax seeds, soy sauce and liquid smoke and set aside for about 10 minutes to thicken.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
In a medium pan over medium heat, add in the walnuts and toast, stirring often, for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown and smell toasted. Be sure to stir constantly to ensure even toasting and to prevent burning.
Transfer the walnuts to a food processor and process until the become the consistency of breadcrumbs. Set aside.
In the same medium pan, add in the onions and cook until they are soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. We cooked ours in water (about 3 tablespoons to start) and then just added more as needed to prevent burning. You could also use oil instead (1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons) if that is preferred. Add in the garlic and mushrooms and cook for 4 minutes more, or until everything is soft and cooked down. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add in the black beans. Using a fork or a potato masher, mash about halfway through. We don’t want the beans fully mashed but we don’t want them whole, they should be somewhere in the middle. Add in the remaining ingredients along with the walnuts and flax egg. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Mix everything together with a spatula until uniform. Using clean hands, squeeze the mixture together a couple of times just to be sure that it is all well incorporated.
Form the batter into patties. In order to get 6 equal sized patties, we measured the batter out to 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons per patty. Based on the size of our buns, we formed the patties to be about 6 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. Place the patties onto your lined baking sheet and place the baking sheet into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set.
In the meantime, prepare your grill. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and thoroughly grease the grates.
Once the burgers have set, place them onto the hot grill and close the lid. Cook the burgers for 5 minutes, flip them, and cook for 5-6 minutes more with the lid closed or until the have browned to your liking.
If you are using vegan cheese, open up the grill and place the cheese onto the patties. Close the grill one more time to allow the cheese to melt, which should only take about a minute or so.
Remove the patties from the grill and serve them with your toppings of choice. Enjoy!
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Hi, we’re Jasmine and Chris! We share fresh and fun recipes to show you that vegan cooking is easy, approachable and delicious. When we’re not blogging, you will probably find us enjoying live music, tending to our backyard garden or playing with our dogs Berry and Louie