These Spicy Veggie Burgers are not your typical burger. They’re healthy, gluten-free, and kick the heat up a notch with the awesomeness of sriracha. No one will call these burgers ordinary!
Veggie burgers don’t have to be boring. My favorite kind of veggie burger is one that is flavorful, delicious, and hearty.
That’s how these Spicy Veggie Burgers were born – me looking for a way to make an un-boring vegan burger. The sriracha caught my eye and I knew it would be a hit.
These patties are easy to make and are ready in 30 minutes. If you’re looking for another tasty vegan burger, check out these Vegan BBQ Burgers.
What is in Spicy Veggie Burgers
- Gluten-Free Rolled Oats – This is going to help bind the veggie burgers so they stick, and add density to the burgers.
- Chickpeas – Make sure to save the juice from the can of chickpeas! It’s what makes the whole thing stick together.
- Onions – Yellow or white will work great in this recipe. It helps to add incredible flavor to the burgers.
- Carrots – Sneak in a few more veggies, while adding flavor to your vegetable burgers.
- Sriracha – This is where you ramp up the heat and make your burgers stand out. Feel free to adjust how little or much you use, to control the spice.
- Aquafaba – AKA chickpea juice. The aquafaba binds the burger’s ingredients together.
- Garlic Powder – Just a bit adds delicious flavor to your burgers.
- Nutritional Yeast – A great source of nutrients and flavor in your burgers.
- Topping – I used Sriracha and ranch for adding flavor to these veggie sriracha burgers. Now, you can change up what you use if you would like.
How to Make
Make the oat flour: Add the oats to a food processor and process until it becomes a fine flour.
Process the rest of the ingredients: Add the rest of the ingredients (except oil) to the food processor and plus until well mixed/chopped. You don’t want the texture too smooth.
Shape the patties: Split the mixture into 4 parts and shape into patties.
Refrigerate: Place the patties into the fridge for 15 minutes to harden a bit so they don’t fall apart when cooking.
Cook: Coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil, add the burgers, and cook for 4 minutes on each side until slightly browned.
Add toppings: Add whatever toppings your heart desires like lettuce, tomato, ranch, more sriracha, etc. And enjoy!
Tips to Customize
I also love to add all sorts of sauces to my veggie burgers to take them to the next level so for this burger I used some vegan ranch to be a cooling factor from the sriracha. I have two ranch versions: one for my Buffalo Quinoa Balls and one that I use on my Vegan Ranch Pasta Salad – either one would be tasty.
A note about cooking these. While I love grilling my veggie burgers, I usually fry or bake them first so the coating becomes more solid to make sure they hold together on the grill.
What can I eat with these spicy chickpea burgers?
Enjoy these patties with crisp veggies, chips, french fries, a salad, or any of your other favorite side dishes.
You will know when your veggie burgers are done, once they are crispy on the outside, and warmed all the way through.
Yes, but I recommend you fry them in a pan first so they don’t fall apart on the grill.
Vegans can eat some veggie burgers but be sure to look at the recipe to make sure it doesn’t call for dairy or eggs. If so, you might be able to swap with vegan-friendly dairy or egg alternatives.
Depending on the ingredients used, veggie burgers can be very healthy. These particular burgers are loaded with whole grains, legumes, and veggies. You will find that making homemade veggie burgers is a delicious alternative to buying packaged burgers.
Yes, these veggie burgers can be frozen cooked or uncooked. Just form our patties, place in a lined baking sheet and then freeze until fully set up. Then use wax paper in between each burger to prevent sticking.
The same goes for cooked burgers. Then freeze for 3-4 months. When you want one, reheat in the microwave if cooked, or pan cook or toss on the grill.
The burgers will keep a few days pre-cooked in the fridge or a few weeks in the freezer and then you can heat them up on the stove or grill them when you’re ready to eat.
More easy dinner ideas
- Glass Noodle Salad Bowls – these bowls are loaded with fresh veggies, tofu, glass noodles, and topped with a tangy sauce. They can be enjoyed for weekday lunches or family dinners!
- Vegan Chicken Salad – This chick’n salad is crazy simple to whip up. Soy curls, vegan mayo, and spices come together.
- Green Bean and Tofu Stir Fry – Here is a delicious skillet dish you might enjoy. Just 20 minutes to cook.
- Teriyaki Tempeh – This dish is great for serving up for dinner instead of ordering takeout for your favorite teriyaki dish.
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Spicy Veggie Burgers
- Food Processor
- Add oats to a food processor and process until it becomes a fine powder/flour.
- Add rest of the ingredients (not including oil) and pulse until chopped/mixed well. You don’t want the mixture fully smooth – keep things a little bumpy.
- Form mixture into 4 patties.
- Refrigerate the patties for at least 15 minutes to allow them to harden. I find this helps them to keep their shape and not fall apart when cooking.
- Coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil, add burgers (leaving room so they don't touch), and cook for about 4 minutes on each side until they are slightly browned. Cook remaining burgers, adding oil to the skillet if needed. (see notes)
- Top burgers with ranch and sriracha (if you like) and enjoy!
Please Note: The nutritional information is a computer generated estimate so these numbers should be used only as a guide.
Mary Ellen Valverde MS, CNS, LDN is a Licensed Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist who empowers vegans to feel confident in creating sustainable habits that align with their values and health goals. She shares easy plant-powered food to nourish your body + satisfy your tastebuds. Mary Ellen’s recipes and nutrition info have been featured on Yahoo News, Parade, VegNews, LIVESTRONG, Dr. Axe, Greatist, LIVEKINDLY, Brit+Co, Well+Good, and more.