Better Than Burger King’s Veggie Burger Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published August 18, 2020
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Once you try this veggie burger recipe, you won’t be craving for another Burger King sandwich anytime soon. Make an incredibly easy and healthy burger sandwich! It’s perfect for an appetizer, filling lunch, or dinner sandwich that you can easily prep at home. This veggie burger recipe will make your patties packed with vegetables, as it has zero meat and is insanely good!

Veggie burgers are on the rise! Known fast-food restaurants like Burger King are trying to make healthier burger options. This burger sandwich is perfect for vegans, vegetarians, or those that are after a healthy meal. Veggie burgers are all about using healthy ingredients that still give you the same or even greater flavor than meat products. Cooking our black beans and vegetables to perfection is our secret to achieving our compact meatless protein-filled patty. After trying our veggie burger recipe, you can also try this Copycat Panera’s Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich to switch it up.

Tip: In making your meatless patty, remove excess moisture by roasting the vegetables and beans well. The vegetables should be caramelized and the beans should split open. Remember to dry them well after.

What we want for our veggie patty is to have a big and thick form that holds all our vegetables and beans together. To top, we also added herbs and spices to enhance our veggie burger’s mouthwatering flavor. Making this veggie burger recipe may take more time than cooking your regular burger, but it’s definitely worth it! Just imagine serving a big, thick, hearty, and juicy vegetables-packed patty with extra veggies and cheese to top. All of these are held together by your burger buns, preparing you for your first bite. This veggie burger recipe is the best way to enjoy burgers and still get all the protein and nutrients you need for the day.

How To Make Better Than Burger King’s Veggie Burger

A tastier and healthier twist to your favorite Burger King sandwich. It serves a big and thick seasoned patty filled with vegetables, beans, and oats topped with lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, and cucumber slices, all inside your hamburger buns.

  • 1 oz olive oil
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 tomatoes (thinly sliced )
  • 1 lettuce
  • 1 slice cucumber
  • 4 slices swiss cheese

For the veggie patty:

  • 1 oz olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red onion (diced)
  • 2 tbsp black olives (diced )
  • ½ tbsp garlic (diced )
  • 4 oz black beans (drained)
  • 4 oz chickpeas (drained)
  • 4 oz white beans (drained)
  • 6 oz oats (rolled)
  • ½ tsp Hungarian paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley (minced)
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground sage
  • 2 tbsp seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Then saute the onion and garlic over medium heat for about 5 to 6 minutes until onions are soft, then remove and cool.
  2. Place sauteed ingredients in a large bowl and mix with the cumin, oregano, sage, minced parsley, chili powder, garlic powder, Hungarian paprika, eggs, bread crumbs, oats, and olives. Stir everything together then add in the black beans, white beans, and chickpeas.
  3. Mash the mixture well with a fork then form it into four patties, about ⅓ cup of mixture each.
  4. Cover these patties and refrigerate for half an hour.
  5. Clean the saute pan and add another ounce of olive oil.
  6. Cook the patties on the pan over medium-low heat, five minutes on each side.
  7. Serve the patties on buns with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber toppings. Top with your preferred ketchup or hot sauce to finish. Recharge and dig into your veggie burger!

If you are vegan, you can opt for chia eggs or flax eggs as a binder instead.

  • To make chia eggs: Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in a small bowl, then add 3 tablespoons of water and wait for 5 minutes.
  • To make flax eggs: Mix 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal and 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and chill for 15 minutes.

How To Make Better Than Burger King's Veggie Burger

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A tastier and healthier twist to your favorite Burger King sandwich. It serves a big and thick seasoned patty filled with vegetables, beans, and oats topped with lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, and cucumber slices, all inside your hamburger buns.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Chilling Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 1 oz olive oil
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 lettuce
  • 1 slice cucumber
  • 4 slices swiss cheese

For Veggie Patty:

  • 1 oz olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp black olives, diced
  • ½ tbsp garlic, diced
  • 4 oz black beans, drained
  • 4 oz chickpeas, drained
  • 4 oz white beans, drained
  • 6 oz oats, rolled
  • ½ tsp Hungarian paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground sage
  • 2 tbsp seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Then saute the onion and garlic over medium heat for about 5 to 6 minutes until onions are soft, then remove and cool.

  2. Place sauteed ingredients in a large bowl and mix with the cumin, oregano, sage, minced parsley, chili powder, garlic powder, Hungarian paprika, eggs, bread crumbs, oats, and olives. Stir everything together then add in the black beans, white beans, and chickpeas.

  3. Mash the mixture well with a fork then form it into four patties, about ⅓ cup of mixture each.

  4. Cover these patties and refrigerate for half an hour.

  5. Clean the saute pan and add another ounce of olive oil.

  6. Cook the patties on the pan over medium-low heat, five minutes on each side.

  7. Serve the patties on buns with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber toppings. Top with your preferred ketchup or hot sauce to finish. Recharge and dig into your veggie burger!

Recipe Notes

If you are vegan, you can opt for chia eggs or flax eggs as a binder instead.

  • To make chia eggs: Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in a small bowl, then add 3 tablespoons of water and wait for 5 minutes.
  • To make flax eggs: Mix 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal and 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and chill for 15 minutes.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 334mg
  • Calories: 689kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 85g
  • Cholesterol: 98mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Iron: 8mg
  • Potassium: 952mg
  • Protein: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 439mg
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Vitamin A: 1768IU
  • Vitamin C: 15mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

Are veggie burgers healthier to eat?

Veggie burgers are definitely healthier as compared to meat burgers because we mainly use vegetables, beans, and spices in this recipe and other similar ones. In addition, making it at home ensures that our veggie burgers are not cooked with meat burgers because how they are cooked also affects its nutritional value. If you want a healthier meal, you can also choose to decrease the size of your veggie burger.

What other alternative toppings can I try on a veggie burger?

Don’t worry about running out of topping ideas for this veggie burger. Mix and match different toppings that suit your taste to make a veggie burger that’s perfect for you! You can go for classic grilled tomatoes, homemade pickles, or pickled red onions for some zest. You can even make a double-decker veggie burger by adding in a portobello mushroom burger patty! If you’re craving Mexican, you can add in fresh guacamole and mango salsa to your topping or go Greek with hummus, tabouli, and red pepper. Upgrade your veggie burger by topping it with some potato chips for added crunch, mozzarella cheese, parm, or cheddar cheese to make it extra cheesy, or fried egg for a full-on breakfast mode.

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Conclusion

Cooking veggie burgers is the new way to go. It’s the best burger option there is that’s just healthier and more eco-friendly. Another great thing about homemade veggie burgers is that you can freeze your burger mixture for months and still get that amazing quality once you decide to cook it. It’s the perfect breakfast, productivity-boosting lunch, recharging afternoon snack, and even makes for a filling supper! Hurry and prepare this at home and get a burger fix that’s way healthier than fast food.

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