If you're looking for an easy vegan burger recipe, then this is for you! Our seitan burger is so good, it's smoky, it's meaty and it's very filling! It won't fall apart so it's great for throwing on the BBQ. This is a perfect vegan recipe if you're trying to cut down on your meat consumption, having a meat free Monday or are vegetarian or vegan.
Course: Main course
Author: Mandy Applegate | Splash of Taste
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45mlWaterUse water from the lentils if you've used canned lentils
First, peel and chop into chunks your raw beetroot and put it into your food processor. Next, add in the cooked lentils, soy sauce and water - or if you've used canned lentils, then use the water from the can
Now add in your peanut butter, ginger powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, liquid smoke and black pepper
Pulse the mixture until it's perfectly mixed, you may need to scrape the sides of the food processor bowl to make sure everything combines
Now it's time to add in your vital wheat gluten and pulse the mixture, you'll notice that the vital wheat gluten gives a dough like consistency
Next, it's time to shape your vegan burger patties. Using your hands, divide your mixture into 6 and then roll each portion in a small ball, then you need to flatten the ball into a burger patty shape
Then you'll need to steam your patties for 25 minutes, take a pot that has a steamer basket and a lid and add approximately 10cms of water. Bring the water to the boil and then add the patties to the basket, it's important that you only have a single layer of burger patties in the basket or they'll become odd looking. This may mean cooking in batches
Once you've steamed your burger patties and they have completely cooled, cover them and leave them in the fridge for a minimum of an hour. The longer you can leave them, the better they will become, ideally leave them overnight
When they've been chilled then your burgers are ready to cook, you can fry them in a pan, grill them or throw them on the BBQ, each side will need a couple of minutes until they are heated through and have browned
Our seitan burger is great served in a burger bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion and our burger sauce
Vegan burger perfection. Enjoy your new favourite burger!
If you've never made a seitan burger before then don't worry it's actually quite easy. You'll improve each time you make them and learn the right consistency and texture for you - this is the best vegan burger recipe for beginners
If you can't find vital wheat gluten at your grocery store, then look in health food shops or buy it online
Our seitan burgers freeze for three months so why not double or triple the quantities and make a batch for the freezer?
When storing them in the freezer make sure that you place a piece of parchment paper in between each vegan burger as this will stop them from freezing together, store them in an airtight container or ziplock bag. Completely thaw before cooking
There are no hard and fast rules on which burger toppings you use on your vegan burgers, just go with what you enjoy!
The nutritional information is based on the burger patty alone and not the bun or any burger toppings you add