How To Cook A Veggie Burger In The Best Way?

Nowadays, vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming more popular in the food world, and so is the desire for tasty, filling veggie burgers. Whether you are a long-time vegetarian or want to eat more plant-based foods, you must know how to cook a veggie burger perfectly. This detailed article will look at the best ways to make and cook a veggie burger that tastes great and keeps its health benefits.

How To Cook The Best Veggie Burger?

To find out which way of cooking makes the best veggie burger, we tested our plant-based patties in four different ways:

Flipability: Does the patty stay together when you flip it while it’s cooking?
Cooked Texture: Does it get a nice crust when it’s cooked? It should have a small crunch on the outside and be warm inside.
Scalability: Scalability measures how easy it is to cook for many people at once and in large groups.
Durability: How well the burger stays together on the way to the bun and in your hands.

Vegetable Burger


Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes and 18 seconds


  • Three teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped mushrooms five olives finely chopped
  • Two artichoke centers from a can, chopped finely
  • Four teaspoons finely sliced onion
  • Four teaspoons finely minced red bell pepper
  • One teaspoon of minced canned or jarred jalapeno is optimal.
  • Five minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup drained, rinsed, and strained black beans
  • 1/2 cup strained and rinsed white beans
  • 1/2 cup strained and rinsed chickpeas
  • 3/4 ounce of dried oats
  • Two teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • One tablespoon of thyme
  • 1/2 milligram of paprika
  • 1/2 milligram of celery salt
  • 1/4 milligram of powdered sage
  • 1/4 milligram of red pepper powder
  • 1/4 milligram of chili spice
  • 1/4 milligram of cardamom
  • 0.1 ounce of panko bread crumbs
  • One egg whisked gently
  • 1 cup of pepper-jack cheese, grated
  • pepper and salt to flavor


  • Sauté mushrooms, olives, artichoke centers, onion, pepper, jalapeno, and garlic in a medium skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent and vegetables are tender.
  • Remove heat and allow to settle.
  • In a medium-sized mixing basin, coarsely mash the beans/chickpeas together.
  • Combine the sautéed vegetable mixture with the remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly to incorporate all ingredients. If the concoction seems too dry, add Worcestershire sauce; if it seems too wet, add more bread crumbs.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes while covered.
  • In a sauté pan, heat about two tablespoons of olive oil and cook the patties for two to three minutes on each side over medium heat or until thoroughly cooked.


In many recipes for plant-based burgers, you are told to bake them in the oven. Anyone who makes and likes veggie burgers knows how easily they fall apart at the worst time. Suddenly, BAM! Your tasty dinner falls through the grill’s holes. (This is why testing for flippability and sturdiness is important!)

By baking veggie burgers, you can avoid some of the sadness of a broken burger. And it works great if you need to feed a lot of people. What are the cons? This way of cooking usually takes the longest, and turning on your oven when it’s hot outside can make you sweat more than you want.


Another easy way to cook your veggie burger is to pan-fry it. Depending on the size of your pan, you can still cook more than one patty at a time. Even though this way of cooking gave the outside a nice golden brown color, it was hard to get the structure right. It just didn’t have enough crunch. But it is still a quick and easy way to cook a burger made from plants. Just ensure the pan is hot before putting your veggie burger patties in it.


The fact that air fryers are becoming increasingly popular shows that they are more than just a fad. Known for making food quickly crispy on the outside and hot on the inside. We thought using an air fryer in our veggie burger test was a no-brainer.

The outside of our air-fried veggie burger was crispy and held together well, but the texture and color of the inside were a bit of a surprise.

An air-fried patty is a good choice if you want the speed of pan-frying or grilling with some of the hands-off freedom of oven baking. This is especially true if you want an easy evening meal for one or two people. But if you’re cooking for a big group, there are better ways to cook burgers.

Grilled (oil-brushed)

We decided to do this whole veggie burger challenge because many of us had lost patties through the grill grates. But we had to find out—could there be a secret trick we hadn’t tried yet that would make a homemade plant-based patty hold up to our hopes for a grilled burger?

We searched the web for clues. We read reviews where people said how great fancy grill mats were. We heard about hacks that used a bed of aluminum foil as a base for cooking burgers on a grill. But we came up with something much easier: brush oil on both sides of the veggie burger patty, let it chill in the fridge for a few minutes, and then throw it on the grill. We were looking for a secret, and those two simple extra steps turned out to be it!

Grilling the plant-based burger patties outside gives them a richer, smokey, but still fresh flavor. With this trick for cooking plant-based burgers, you can enjoy the real thing and give your veggie burgers that outdoorsy, just-grilled taste. We tested this veggie burger and found it grilled well, even without tin foil. When flipped, it didn’t stick or break. When it came off the grill, it had those beautiful grill marks that regular burgers have.

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