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The Best Ever Vegan Burger

by Rachel Gaewski • from the video 5 Easy Ways To Replace Ground Beef

Inspired by myrecipes.com

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 1 cup
    walnuts (100 g)
  • 8 oz
    cremini mushroom (225 g)
  • 2 tablespoons
    olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons
    low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon
    cumin
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon
    salt
  • ½ teaspoon
    red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon
    tomato paste
  • 1 cup
    black beans, cooked (170 g)
  • 3 tablespoons
    beet, grated
  • 1 cup
    brown rice, cooked (230 g)
  • 1 tablespoon
    vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon
    vegan worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon
    liquid smoke
  • ½ cup
    vital wheat gluten (65 g)
  • vegan bbq sauce, for basting
  • 4 slices vegan cheese
  • 4 burger buns
  • vegan mayonnaise, to serve
  • lettuce, to serve
  • sliced tomato, to serve
  • red onion, sliced, to serve

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Preparation

  1. Add walnuts to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until crumbly.
  2. Add mushrooms and blend until finely chopped.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and add the mushroom walnut mixture, cooking for 5-8 minutes or until all moisture has evaporated.
  4. Add soy sauce and cumin and cook, stirring occasionally, until dry. Transfer mixture to a bowl.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to skillet. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until semi-translucent, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add garlic, salt, pepper, and tomato paste, and cook for for another 3-5 minutes until fragrant. Set aside.
  7. Add black beans and onion mixture to food processor, and blend until mostly smooth.
  8. Transfer mixture to bowl and add beets, rice, vegan mayo, worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke, and stir until combined.
  9. Add in vital wheat gluten and use hands to knead burger mixture together until all wheat gluten is fully incorporated.
  10. Form burgers into 4 patties about 3-inches (7 cm) in diameter and 1-inch (2 cm) thick.
  11. In large cast-iron pan, over medium-high heat cook patties about 5 minutes on each side.
  12. Add on vegan cheese slices and melt.
  13. Assemble burger with vegan mayo, lettuce, tomato, and red onion.
  14. Enjoy!
 

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