Get 4th of July-ready by celebrating with these yummy vegan, All-American burgers.

Juicy, flavor-loaded and satisfying, these vegan burgers taste like a party!

Vegan All-American Burgers served with lettuce, tomato, and red onion

Give these healthy and tasty vegan All-American burgers a go. Not just for vegetarians, they’ll be popular with all your guests.

Why you’ll love this vegan all-American burger

  • Healthier option: Beans are rich in protein and fiber, which can help you feel full and satisfied. Additionally, they are a good source of various vitamins and minerals.
  • Affordable: Beans are cost-effective and making your own burger patties at home can save you money compared to buying pre-made patties.
  • Versatile: You can add spices, herbs, and other flavorings to customize your burger to your liking.
  • Delicious: Finally, an All-American Vegan Burger is a delicious option! When seasoned and cooked properly, vegan burger patties can be just as satisfying and flavorful as meat-based burgers. Plus, they offer a unique texture and flavor profile that can be a fun change of pace from traditional burgers.

Ingredients and substitution notes 

  • Onion: If you don’t have onion, you can substitute with shallots.
  • Garlic: If you don’t have fresh garlic, you can substitute with garlic powder.
  • Olive oil: Any neutral-tasting oil, such as avocado or vegetable oil, can be used as a substitute for olive oil.
  • Cannellini beans: You can substitute with any type of white bean, such as Great Northern beans or navy beans.
  • Bragg Liquid Aminos: Braggs is a brand of liquid amino acids, which can be substituted with soy sauce or tamari.
  • Paprika: If you don’t have paprika, you can substitute with smoked paprika.
  • Oregano and rosemary: You can use any dried or fresh herbs that you prefer, such as thyme, basil, or parsley.
  • Crushed red pepper: This can be adjusted or omitted depending on your spice preference.
  • Smoke powder: This is an optional ingredient that adds a smoky flavor to the burgers. If you don’t have smoke powder, you can omit it or use smoked paprika instead.
  • Fennel: This adds a subtle licorice-like flavor to the burgers. If you don’t have ground fennel, you can omit it.
  • Vital wheat gluten flour: This is the main ingredient that gives the burgers their chewy texture.
  • Oat flour: This helps to bind the vegan burgers together.
  • Nutritional yeast: This adds a cheesy, nutty flavor to the burgers.
  • Dried mushrooms: These add a meaty, umami flavor to the burgers.
  • Broth: The broth is used to cook the burgers in, which gives them a tender, juicy texture.

Vegan Burger Recipe variations and add-ins

  • Spicy burger: Add cayenne pepper or chili powder for extra heat.
  • BBQ burger: Top the burgers with additional BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, and vegan cheese for a tangy, smoky flavor.
  • Mexican burger: Top the burgers with avocado, salsa, and vegan sour cream.
  • Mushroom burger: Top the burgers with sautéed mushrooms and vegan cheese.

Top tips for making Vegan All-American Burgers

  • Finely chop the onion and garlic: To ensure that the onion and garlic are evenly distributed throughout the burger mixture, finely chop them. You can use a food processor to make this easier.
  • Let the mixture rest: After mixing all the ingredients together, let the mixture rest for at least 10 minutes. 
  • Cook the burgers on a hot skillet: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the burgers for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are browned and crispy.
  • Experiment with toppings: Add your favorite toppings, such as avocado, tomato, lettuce, pickles, vegan cheese, or special sauces, to the burgers to make them your own.
  • Store leftovers properly: If you have leftover burgers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Reheat the burgers in the oven or in a pan on the stovetop.

Make ahead of instructions and storage

Freeze the burgers: If you want to make a large batch of burgers, you can freeze them for later use. Place the cooked burgers on a baking sheet and freeze them for about an hour, or until they are firm. Transfer the burgers to a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Thaw the burgers before cooking: If you’re using frozen burgers, thaw them in the fridge overnight before cooking.

Vegan Burger Serving suggestions 

  • Classic Burger: Serve the burger on a bun with classic toppings such as lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onion. You can also add condiments such as ketchup and vegan mayo to complete the classic burger experience.
  • BBQ Burger: Add a smoky flavor to your burger by brushing it with your favorite BBQ sauce. Top it off with caramelized onions, avocado, and vegan cheese for a delicious BBQ burger.


Can I use a different type of bean for the burger mixture?

Yes, you can use different types of beans for the vegan all-American burger mixture. 

Cannellini beans are used in this recipe because of their creamy texture, but you can use other types of beans such as chickpeas or navy beans. 

Just make sure to drain and rinse the beans before using them in the recipe.

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Vegan All-American Burgers served with lettuce, tomato, and red onion

A Vegan All-American Burger

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Give these healthy and tasty vegan All-American burgers a go. Not just for vegetarians, they’ll be popular with all your guests.



Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cannellini beans
  • 2 tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, dried
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoke powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel, ground

Dry Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups vital wheat gluten flour
  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons dried mushrooms, ground


  • 8 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Bragg Liquid Aminos (soy sauce)
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
  • sprig of fresh rosemary (optional)
  • sprig of fresh oregano (optional)


  1. Sauté onion until soft, add garlic and cook for a minute.
  2. In a blender, combine the wet ingredients including the sautéed onion and garlic. Blend until smooth and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  4. Next, combine wet and dry ingredients. Stir until it forms a dough. Knead dough for about 5 minutes.
  5. Prepare broth and bring to a boil.
  6. In the mean time cut out burgers with a cutter.
  7. Add one burger at a time to the broth. Let it boil for about 1 minute, stirring to make sure they do not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  8. Lower heat to a simmer.
Simmer for about 45 min.
Let cool in broth.

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