Veggie Burger

by Jill Dalton

Who doesn’t love a good plant based vegan veggie burger? This veggie burger is a bit different than a standard burger because of being cooked into a loaf. The reason we chose to make it this way is because we always struggle to find a gluten free, vegan burger bun that doesn’t taste like sawdust and holds together when you eat it. We end up eating our veggie burgers on bread. Well, I know you all know where I am going with this. A round burger on square bread leaves many bites with only bread and no burger. By making this burger recipe in a bread loaf pan, you have a burger that is the same shape as your bread and has the added benefit of being able to slice your burger to your preferred thickness. We use our Gluten Free Bread recipe with these veggie burgers.

Veggie Burger

Serves: 8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.4/5
( 35 voted )

Ingredients

1/2 cup buckwheat groats, soaked in water for at least 6 hours 
1/2 cup quinoa, soaked in water for at least 6 hours
1 onion, diced
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
3 cloves garlic
1 cup shredded carrots
1 - 14 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/4 cup flax meal
1/4 cup psyllium husk powder
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon mustard
2 tsp braggs liquid aminos

Instructions

  1. At least 6 hours before starting the recipe, soak buckwheat groats and quinoa. Drain and lightly rinse them right before using.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Sauté onions and mushrooms until all of the moisture is cooked out, about 5 minutes adding the garlic during the last couple minutes of cooking.
  4. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend just until mixture is uniform but not so far that is is pasty. 
  5. Let mixture sit for 15 minutes.
  6. Pour mixture into a silicone bread pan or a bread pan lined with parchment and smooth the top.
  7. Second Option: If you want regular round burgers, shape into burger patties and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. 
  8. Bake for 1 hour. (If making round burgers bake for 15 minutes on each side).
  9. Once baked let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
  10. Let cool for another 20 minutes. This gives the loaf time to set up more firm. If is even better if you make this the day before and let it cool completely in the fridge. It will be much more firm. 
  11. Slice the desired thickness of your burger. Optional:  Fry both sides for a few minutes either on a well seasoned cast iron skillet, a non-stick pan or on the grill .
  12. Loaf will keep in the fridge for up to a week.
  13. You can also slice off the desired amount for one meal and freeze the remaining portion for another meal. 
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14 comments

Edward Smith April 10, 2021 - 1:42 pm

Veggie burger looks great. Gotta try it. I think I would try to have my burger slices at little bit thinner but not too thin that they would crumble. Seems like you put a lot of work into perfecting the recipe, Jill. Much appreciated. Thanks for all you and your husband do.

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Susan K. April 10, 2021 - 2:20 pm

Hello . Your recipe looks wonderful. I must be on a low histamine diet ( also gluten free, no egg, no soy, almost no dairy) Low histamine means no tomato, no dried herbs or spices no mushrooms, no vinegar- from your recipe. I can substitute coconut aminos for Bragg aminos & more fresh onion for dried onion. No cumin or paprika. After taking out these items – would it be worth trying to make this? I have Mast Cell Activation Disease and there are so few foods I can tolerate. This recipe sounds wonderful. Thank You so much. ❤️🌷

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Jill Dalton April 11, 2021 - 10:33 am

Hello Susan, I think the burgers would be pretty bland if you didn’t have the spices, tomato paste and vinegar.

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Martha Johnson April 12, 2021 - 1:36 pm

You are living with more than one persons load of challenges. I hope you find the right help for the food you can enjoy. I know nothing about your disease but will be researching it. I know there are recipes out there for almost every life style. I hope you find your answers

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Martha Johnson April 12, 2021 - 1:47 pm

To Susan K. I found this girl who has your disease. There are some good comments below her video of others who are challenged with needing good recipes. Hope it helps https://youtu.be/MKjB8OCji1A

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Susan Moss April 11, 2021 - 11:50 am

Love the Recipe for the Veggie Burger in a Loaf Plan. How Smart!! Thanks Jill
Susan Moss

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Karey Spirit May 1, 2021 - 12:20 pm

To Susan K. Can you do Red Bell Peppers? I substitute roasted red bell peppers for tomatoes in recipes. I just blend them first for same consistency as tomato sauce. I also do low histamines, but I don’t have your condition so I can use some spices, such as basil and lemon verbena together (instead of Italian seasoning). Just thought I’d throw that out there in case you could do it. Good Luck. Karey Spirit

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Linda J Baillie April 13, 2021 - 7:54 am

Hi! Wondered if rolled oats would work as well as buckwheat groats. (I have a ton of them.)
Thanks!

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Jill Dalton April 13, 2021 - 6:59 pm

I think they would but I might not soak them first. They tend to go a bit gummy.

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michelle d. backus April 13, 2021 - 7:31 pm

what can I sub for psyllium? more flax?

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Jill Dalton April 14, 2021 - 10:30 am

It doesn’t firm up very well without the psyllium. It is still a great burger but just not quite as firm.

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Jodi Graber April 23, 2021 - 12:16 pm

Could I substitute pumpkin seeds for sunflowers seeds? I don’t tolerate sunflower well. Thank you.

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Jill Dalton April 24, 2021 - 2:07 pm

Absolutely

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Dennis May 1, 2021 - 1:35 am

Hi Jill I made your veggie loaf today. It was a little much for my food processor. So I took halve out and processed separately. and combined together in one loaf pan. It filled the pan to the brim. Does this sound right or have I done something wrong? I may have processed it to much. It came out firm. Which I liked. I found it a little bland. Hope it will be better tomorrow as if sits in the fridge. The picture shows a tomato sauce to go on top as with a regular meat loaf? I could not fine that in the recipe. It said to combined all together.. I want to try the suggestion to fry it up, while firms is feels undercooked.. I used all the ingredients you called for and no substitutes I enjoy your videos and recipes. I want to try your vegan chocolate oatmeal bar next. I have tried your oatmeal cookies, your raisin cake,

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